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This was Brainerd - Dec. 23

20 years ago (1990)

(Photo) Members of the Scandinavian Youth Club, Erin Carlson, Megan Ogdahl, Martha Behr and Lea Hanson, recently made sandbakkles, which can be filled with fruit or ice cream. The group stresses passing on traditions, such as making pastries for the holidays.

30 years ago (1980)

An armed robber with a peculiar sense of the holiday spirit stole $250 in cash from the Frances Shoppe. A man entered the store about 9 p.m., flashed a gun and got cash from the register. On his way out he stopped to say, “You have a Merry Christmas, now.”

40 years ago (1970)

(Photo) This 14-4 walleye, the largest reported caught in Paul Bunyan Vacationland in some time, was weighed in at Ed and Alice's Bait Station in Crosslake. Bob Brown of Minneapolis caught it on a shiner minnow on Cross Lake.

60 years ago (1950)

A local man is being held on three traffic violations, including a chase through the streets of Brainerd. Officer Bob Fitzsimmons saw a car run a red light at Sixth and Laurel, weave its way north and strike another car. The officer chased him several blocks and caught him.

80 years ago (1930)

(Adv.) Fancy Mixed Nuts - 2 lbs. for 39 cents; Winesap Apples - 5 lbs. for 25 cents; Honey Cured Strip Bacon - lb. 22 cents; Pork Loin Roast - lb. 19 cents; Cigarettes, All Kinds - Christmas Wrapped for just $1.23 per carton. Red Owl Store and Market.

100 years ago (1910)

All the schools were dismissed today for a two-week vacation, and the scene of about 40 school marms of the city taking trains north, south, east and west today was quite interesting.

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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