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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 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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SEPTEMBER 8

20 years ago (2002)

After stumbling against Rainy River earlier in the day, and drawing a rebuke from their coach, the CLC Raider volleyball team roared back to pummel the College of St. Benedict 30-15, 30-13, 30-19 later in the day. Valerie Diedrich led the Raider offense with 16 kills and 10 digs.

30 years ago (1992)

Downtown merchants don't necessarily agree on a need for downtown parking, and definitely don't agree on how to finance a new parking lot. So, after an hour of discussion before the city council, the matter was referred back to committee. At issue is whether to turn the fire vacated site at S. 7th and Front Streets into a lot at a cost of $63,000.

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40 years ago (1982)

City council members gave approval for construction of 14 townhouse units near Spruce Drive in south Brainerd. The developer, Ed Northway, plans to develop four two-unit homes and six individual homes on the property, which is near Northern Eye Center and Brainerd Medical Center. Prices are in the $80,000 range.

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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.

60 years ago (1962)

Held to just two first downs and only 15 plays in the first half, Duluth Central rallied behind their tank-sized fullback, Chet Anderson, and a couple of surprise players to beat the Warriors 14-6 at Duluth. Brainerd scored a TD in the first half but still trailed 7-6, as a fast senior ski star, playing his first football, outran the field for a Duluth TD.

80 years ago (1942)

Brainerd will experience its first war time “blackout” test tonight. The lights will go out at 10:30 p.m. and will stay darkened until 11:00 p.m. During the blackout, no lights will be permitted on streets, in homes or businesses and civilians on the streets will not be permitted to gather, cross streets or smoke.

100 years ago (1922)

An extraordinary occurrence took place downtown at noon today. A wagon and team of horses owned by a man in Crow Wing Twp. broke away from where it was parked on Front St., ran to 6th St. and turned south, where it was caught up in front of the Iron Exchange Bldg. In this day of motor vehicles, a runaway is a decided novelty.

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