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This was Brainerd-April 3


20 years ago (1992)

An all-girl team of fifth-graders from Lowell School in Brainerd placed 5th among 24 schools at the Northern Region Math Masters competition. Members are: Jennifer Bednar, Lis Carlson, Michelle Kyllingstad, Alicia Lester and Tara Ryan.

30 years ago (1982)

Mother Nature had bad news for Brainerd’s Minnesota Twins fans headed to the Metrodome for a Twins-Philadelphia exhibition game Saturday. A snowstorm, complete with wind-whipped snow and huge drifts made travel inadvisable.

40 years ago (1972)

The Minnesota Legislature, in the past couple of sessions has drastically changed the education picture here. Legislative decisions have brought on widespread consolidation and turned education of patients at the state hospital over to the local school district.

60 years ago (1952)

John M. Bye, 75, Brainerd pioneer and owner of a clothing store on Laurel Street, died today at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Norway but had been a Brainerd resident for the past 70 years. For the past 45 years he had been in the clothing business.

80 years ago (1932)

Two automobiles, stolen from Brainerd streets, have been returned to their owners. One was taken while its owner, Art Garvey, was in church. Both were found in West Brainerd, and police believe they were taken by joyriders.

100 years ago (1912)

A tennis club is one of the new clubs being organized in the near future. Prominent in its organization are Dr. Ide and W. H. Gemmell. Tennis is played regularly on the fine grounds located near the NP Railroad sanitarium, and many devotees may be found there.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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