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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 14

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20 years ago (1994)

Larry Clifford Berg of Brainerd, who portrayed Santa annually for more than 50 years, died at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Berg, 89, dressed up as Santa for numerous holiday celebrations, but was remembered by friends as living the Christmas spirit year-round.


30 years ago (1984)

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