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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 11

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

Women wearing dresses with large brimmed hats and two men in brimmed hats pause by a railroad depot with three children including one with a spotted dog.
People gather outside a railroad depot, perhaps Lake Hubert.
Brainerd archives
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SEPTEMBER 11

20 years ago (2002)

Brainerd native Bill Wroolie observed the one-year anniversary ceremonies of the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon earlier today. “It's going to be a somber experience,” Wroolie said. He's there as national commander of the Order of the Purple Heart, a post the Vietnam vet was elected to last year.

30 years ago (1992)

Baxter asked MnDOT to lower the speed limit on Hwy 210 west from 55 mph to 45 mph for safety. So far it seems to be working. Baxter police say the average speed is down to 45-50 mph, though officers wrote 11 tickets there the first week and issued numerous warnings. No word on whether speeders are local or out of area.

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

40 years ago (1982)

Roberts Agency, which saw its once formidable lead slip away in the closing weeks of the Men's Twilight Golf League, claimed the second half championship at Brainerd Golf Course. Scoring six big points for the champs were Tom Brokmeier with a 38, Jack Fish with a 39 and Will Stoxen a 43. Rick Harms, Denny Martin and Vern Moore completed the Roberts lineup.

60 years ago (1962)

(Photo) Brainerd's 1962 golf champion, Georgia Benson, won three straight matches to capture the Pine Beach Women's title. She scored two of those wins over fellow Brainerd golfers – Arla Bollig and Beatsie Fieldman. Brainerd men's champ, Skeeto Peterson, won the Pine Beach men's First Flight title.

80 years ago (1942)

The proprietor of the Silver Castle short order stand at 7th Street South, was fined $25 by Judge Eleanor Nolan this morning after failing to obey the city blackout test. Wardens found a neon sign lighted at the shop. The owner said she had left an employee in charge and that she was out of town.

100 years ago (1922)

The school board meeting received a report that the addition to the Riverside School will be finished next week, none too soon to take care of some of the overflow of students. A temporary loan of $16,000 was taken out to pay August bills. There will need to be discussion quickly on what the tax levy shall be for the year.

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If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.