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This was Brainerd - Oct. 22

OCTOBER 22 20 years ago (1993) (Photo) A Great Snowy Owl perches atop a ledge on the old Paramount Theatre building as the autumn sun warms the seasonal visitor. Several residents spotted the bird in Northeast Brainerd yesterday. The owl often mi...

OCTOBER 22

20 years ago (1993)

(Photo) A Great Snowy Owl perches atop a ledge on the old Paramount Theatre building as the autumn sun warms the seasonal visitor. Several residents spotted the bird in Northeast Brainerd yesterday. The owl often migrates here during the winter months.

30 years ago (1983)

The planned expansion of the Brainerd Mall is a step closer after a special Brainerd council meeting adopted a resolution to issue $10 million in bonds. The money will refurbish the current 177,000 square feet and add an additional 130,000 square feet.

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40 years ago (1973)

(Adv.) For Sale: 3-bedroom home on 11th Avenue NE with double car garage, oak cabinets. Price is $26,500 with small down payment, 8 percent interest and no closing costs. Gustafson Realty – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1953)

The Brainerd area’s October “heat wave” seems to be at an end as tonight’s low will hit 40 and the high tomorrow will be 50. The last ten days have seen every day over 70 degrees, with the highs registered at 81 on Oct. 15 and 82 on Oct. 20.

80 years ago (1933)

Brainerd hunters today launched into the third of the fall hunting seasons, this being for pheasants. Many hunters headed south, but there are reports of vast flocks in this area. Hunters may take three per day, with one being a hen, and have six in possession.

100 years ago (1913)

Brainerd-born Charles Albert “Chief” Bender, star pitcher of the Philadelphia Athletics, will be one representative of the White Earth Chippewa band to visit Washington, DC. The other is Ed Rogers, chief of the tribe and an All-Western end at Minnesota in 1902.

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I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original BrainerdDispatch.com website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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