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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 28

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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SEPTEMBER 28

20 years ago (2002)

A single word describes the volleyball match between the CLC Raiders and Vermillion: Intense. It took five games before a winner emerged, with CLC grinding out a 30-24, 27-30, 30-21, 29-31, 15-12 victory. Coach Jane Peterson said her team made too many mistakes, but they were being aggressive and weren't playing scared.

30 years ago (1992)

Rick Oseland says not long ago no one wanted to golf with him – he was that bad. Not anymore. He needed two extra holes to top Don Sandberg for the Brainerd Golf Club Men's title. The two men finished the two-day, 36 hole final tied at 153. Sandberg dropped a 30-foot putt to save the first playoff hole, but Oseland hit one tight on the second.

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40 years ago (1982)

Fluoridation of Brainerd's water supply will resume Oct. 1 after the go-ahead was given by the Water and Light Board. The board rejected the city council's request that it be delayed until they studied a motion presented by attorney Jack Graham. That would mandate the city distribute a gallon of unfluoridated water daily to any citizen requesting it.

60 years ago (1962)

A man called Zane Smith at 1st National Bank to say his wife was kidnapped and Smith should put $5,000 in a storage locker at the NP Depot. The man had already called Smith's wife, saying don't answer the phone as work was being done on their line. Smith put the money in the locker and police staked it out. No one showed up.

80 years ago (1942)

Area residents will find themselves driving more slowly after Gov. Harold Stassen invokes the new 35 mph state speed limit – down from 45 mph now. The speed limit, prescribed by Joe Eastman, director of the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation, is set to go into effect in three days.

100 years ago (1922)

J.P. Anderson, superintendent of the local NP shops, says that strikers at South Tacoma are going back to work at the rate of 30 men per day, and all machinists have returned to work at Seattle. He urges Brainerd workers to do the same, lest the railroad take action to deprive the men of their pensions and pass privileges.

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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.
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