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20 years ago (1990)

Confidence Learning Center has received a $25,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation toward construction of the John Mariucci Lodge at the Center. The capital drive for the 60 by 210-foot building stands at $300,000 of a goal of $1.2 million.

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30 years ago (1980)

Two free throws and a last-second field goal by Jamie Templeton in the final 13 seconds pulled the Warriors even with C-I at 50-50. They scored a 55-52 overtime victory, helped by a technical foul on C-I coach Bill Selisker, protesting movement of the time clock.

40 years ago (1970)

A group of Crow Wing County citizens have presented petitions - said to contain 700 names - to the county board asking that members of the planning commission and appeals board be replaced. They said members are not responsive to the citizens.

60 years ago (1950)

Christmas shopping nights in Brainerd will be on Dec. 8, 15 and 22, it was announced by B. E. Erickson, chair of the Civic Assn. Retail Committee. Stores will stay open until 9 p.m. and Santa Claus will be in town each evening to visit with children.

80 years ago (1930)

Miss Maybelle Grewcox has returned from an interesting visit to Washington, DC. While there she visited with Harry Davidson, an official at the Pan-American building. He was with the construction crew that drove the first spikes in the railroad here in 1871.

100 years ago (1910)

Brainerd was made dry this morning by deputies working under the supervision of Indian agent M. E. Pussyfoot Johnson. The first saloon visited was The Antlers. Orders were given to clear the premises, pack up all alcohol and ship it back to the distributors.

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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
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