It Was Brainerd – March 10 – Brainerd Dispatch


20 years ago (2002)

March lives up to its reputation as the snowiest month with five inches of fresh snow last night and more expected today. A winter storm warning is in place with an additional 5 to 8 inches expected, along with high winds in an area from Aitkin to southern Cass County.

30 years ago (1992)

The county’s longstanding policy against selling public lake shorelines is currently being tested in the Legislative Assembly. The bill will come up for a vote before the Tax Committee. Informed of the bill, county commissioners expressed outrage, particularly Barb Uppgaard, in whose district the lake shore parcel is located.

40 years ago (1982)

David Nord, second forward on the Brainerd Community College basketball team, was named to the All-Region 13 Basketball Team for 1982. Nord got 20 of 21 possible votes. North led the entire region in scoring, scoring 486 points in 16 games for an average of 30.4.

60 Years Ago (1962)

The winning streak came to an end as a hard-shooting CI side took down the favored Warriors 72-66 to snap Brainerd’s 19-game winning streak and claim the District 24 title. Jack Fearing and Arlo Knoll 6-5 were key players in a match that featured a weird start where Brainerd scored first, but it was disallowed as the clock didn’t work.

80 years ago (1942)

Northeast Merchants ace bowler Joe Koering battled his way to a 679 streak to lead his team to victory in the Classic League last night. His games of 226, 215 and 237 left him just short of his own league record of 682. Last week he had a 634 in the same league.

100 years ago (1922)

New York Yankees owner Colonel Jake Rupert reportedly breathed a sigh of relief when his new pitcher, Joe Bush, signed a contract for 1922. He had acquired “Bullet” Joe Bush (a Brainerd native) from the Red Sox of Boston during the winter.

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