Weather Forecast


BBB to celebrate 100th anniversary


BBB to formally mark 100-year anniversary

Inaugural meeting held in Minneapolis on Oct. 17, 1912

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB), the first BBB in the world, will mark its 100th anniversary Wednesday.

A century ago on this date, the first meeting of the Vigilance Committee — which became the BBB — was in downtown Minneapolis in the Andrus Building.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

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.
(218) 855-5889