This Was Brainerd - Sept. 22

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



20 years ago (2002)

The unbeaten and eighth-ranked Warriors worried about a letdown against St. Cloud Apollo. That was quickly dismissed as Brainerd rolled to a 35-0 win, gaining 379 yards while yielding just 117. The loss marked the 24th consecutive defeat for the struggling Apollo Eagles.

30 years ago (1992)

The Brainerd lakes area has a new claim to fame it could do without. It's now the northernmost spot in the state where Eurasian milfoil has been found, the bane of lakes everywhere. The DNR reports the plant was discovered last weekend in Hunter's Bay on southwest Bay Lake.


40 years ago (1982)

More than 400 anglers participated in the 8th Annual Northern Pike Tournament at Ron's Squaw Point on Gull Lake. Largest northern was 17-12 caught by Gary Rusch of Darwin, MN; second place went to Larry Bellefeuille, Merrifield at 17-7; and third to Ron Kristofferson, Brainerd at 15-14. There were 136 fish caught and 119 released.

60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) Now at Club LaGuyal! Dancing every Saturday night to a Modern 5-piece Orchestra. Every Monday try our all-you-can eat Chicken Dinner โ€“ Family Style at just $1.50 per person. Friday, have an adventure in Sea Food eating. Thursday and Saturday: Prime Ribs of Beef - $3.00.

80 years ago (1942)

Ed Tom O'Brien, Brainerd Democratic candidate for congress in the recent primary election, was barred by the attorney general from participating in the general election because he didn't get 10% of the vote. He is now allowed to petition for a place on the ballot as an independent candidate.

100 years ago (1922)

In seeking a hay fever cure, Charles Saunders, St. Cloud, decided on a sojourn in the Brainerd lakes area. He left for Brainerd August 27 in his Chevrolet touring car and hasn't been seen or heard from since. He owns a sporting goods store in St. Cloud. His wife has grown uneasy about receiving no word.


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