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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 8

A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

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OCTOBER 8

20 years ago (2002)

The fate of a proposed motocross race track in Crow Wing Twp. is headed back to the county planning commission after the county board unanimously agreed that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet is not needed. The track would be 400-by-500 feet located on a 43-acre parcel about six miles south of Brainerd.

30 years ago (1992)

Tough budget decisions face the Brainerd State Hospital. The deficit in their salary budget is more than $2 million and it has to be addressed by next June 30. Much has been accomplished through attrition and reduction of overtime, but staff cuts may be needed. The hospital currently has 300 patients and just under 600 employees.

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40 years ago (1982)

MnDOT has received a written reprimand from the Minn. Pollution Control Agency for dumping highly toxic herbicide near the city well in Baxter last year. The letter brought a response from Gary Payne, leader of a group opposed to using the herbicide, who saw it as vindication of the group's efforts to bring the seriousness to light.

60 years ago (1962)

There were some big fish winning season prizes in the King's Sporting Goods contest. Top northern weighed in at 21-4 out of Woman Lake. Best walleye of the season was a 10-8 specimen out of Mille Lacs Lake. And the biggest crappie weighed 2-1 out of Lake Edward, followed by three 2-pound entries.

80 years ago (1942)

The state Office of Price Administration says that registration for gasoline rationing cards will be held Nov. 8 and 9. They urged motorists to apply for their 1943 license plates immediately. The gas rationing law requires that the serial number of the coupon book be stamped on the auto registration card that comes with the license plates.

100 years ago (1922)

While watching a cement mixer working at the site of the new Brainerd State Bank building today, E.W. Hewitt, owner of the Herbert Coffee House, was struck by a Buick driven by a Minneapolis man. Hewitt was rendered unconscious and taken to Dr. Beise's office for medical attention.

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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.

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