It Was Brainerd – November 10 – Brainerd Dispatch

NOVEMBER 10

20 years ago (2002)

(Pictured) An emotional Curt Hansen, WWII veteran and former choir director at Brainerd High School, acknowledges the applause of 1,600 students and guests who listened as he spoke about the Day’s program veterans in the gym. He recounted his role as a Navy lieutenant during the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach, a topic he couldn’t talk about for 40 years.

30 years ago (1992)

Forty people have signed a petition against Pussy Willows, a topless nightclub north of Brainerd. The petition, read by county council members at a recent meeting, calls the facility “an inconvenience to the Brainerd Lakes region.”

40 years ago (1982)

The school board made it official yesterday, asking administrators to prepare a list of $400,000 budget cuts. The cuts will likely involve staff reductions and new fees for programs that were previously free. The cuts stem from lower state aid and enrollment, as well as increased spending.

This 181-pound male, shot on opening day near Brainerd, was the good fortune of Les Roberts, Jr., of Brainerd. It was the largest buck recorded in the first four hours of the Lassig’s Log Cabin deer contest, until Bennie Thrun, also of Brainerd, recorded a 218-pound buck at noon.

60 Years Ago (1962)

(Pictured) This 181-pound male, shot on opening day near Brainerd, was the good fortune of Les Roberts, Jr., of Brainerd. It was the largest buck recorded in the first four hours of the Lassig’s Log Cabin deer contest, until Bennie Thrun, also of Brainerd, recorded a 218-pound buck at noon.

80 years ago (1942)

Registration for gasoline rationing will be done countywide on November 12 and 13. It will be conducted at Brainerd on both days from 3-8 p.m. by teachers from Whittier, Lowell, Lincoln, Harrison and Riverside schools. Registration will also be carried out in rural schools and schools in other cities.

100 years ago (1922)

A Studebaker saloon driven by Albert Beaumont of Brainerd was struck by an engine switch at the 8e Street crossing at 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The car was turned over several times and badly damaged. Beaumont says he didn’t see the switchman’s warning. He climbed into the front seat and smashed the rear window to get away unscathed.

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