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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 24

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

Vintage cars are parked on South Sixth Street outside the multi-story downtown Brainerd buildings, including the Brainerd Dispatch building, Walgreens and Thrifty drug stores and other buildings.
An undated look at the brick building where the Brainerd Dispatch was on a busy South Sixth Street in downtown Brainerd. Later the front of the building was covered over eliminating the windows and sometime after that the Dispatch building was taken down and is now a parking lot. The Dispatch moved into a new building in west Brainerd. <br/>
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SEPTEMBER 24

20 years ago (2002)

Homecoming week can do wonders for a struggling team – like the Brainerd girls' tennis team. The Warriors were coming off a five-game losing streak when they topped Little Falls 5-2. They swept the singles matches behind wins from Heidi Johnson, Kelcie Parrish, Katie Watland and Teresa Fogel.

30 years ago (1992)

Gary Guida, DNR conservation officer, said, “We were tipped off. Someone told us to visit Mission Lake.” The DNR did, and they arrested eleven anglers from Minnesota and Illinois who had taken 1,846 sunfish and crappies – that's 1,351 over the limit. For that, they were fined $1,450 each by Judge Bob Kautz. “It was incredible,” said Guida.

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40 years ago (1982)

Randy Matich was found not guilty of murder and arson yesterday by a county jury of six men and six women who deliberated three hours before reaching a verdict. Matich, 24, had been charged with two counts of murder and arson in the fire that killed his neighbors, Dorothy Lieber, 55, and her son , John, 16. Matich was represented by public defender John Erickson.

60 years ago (1962)

The annual installation of the American Legion school patrol will take place during halftime at the Brainerd – Staples football game on Friday night. The event will feature a recitation of the patrol officers pledge and a performance by the high school band. The American Legion color guard will participate.

80 years ago (1942)

When a big black bear was seen on the steps of the Moran Cafe in Nisswa last week, it was scared away by motorists horns. But the sight of it brought to mind reports of sheep being killed on farms not far away. Bear don't usually come as far south as Nisswa, so a hunt is being organized this weekend.

100 years ago (1922)

It's only a rumor at this point, but there is a good chance that Babe Ruth, Muesel and our own “Bullet Joe” Bush may come to the Brainerd lakes after the World Series to do some hunting and fishing, providing arrangements can be made. New York sportswriters are renaming Bush as the “Brainerd Meteor.”

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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 1922.

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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 1922.