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This was Brainerd - Dec. 29

20 years ago (1990)

Imagine receiving a Christmas gift you helped make. That's exactly what happened to Warrior swim coach Joe Vrudny as he altered the lineups in preparation for the six-team meet. The revamped Warriors edged arch-rival Fergus Falls 325 to 324 for the title.

30 years ago (1980)

The sheriff's department responded to what they first believed to be a fight involving a weapon in the parking lot of the Blue Goose in Garrison. A gun was found in one of the vehicles, but was not involved. The men, on a fishing trip, were all inebriated.

40 years ago (1970)

Individual scoring leaders in District 24 basketball thus far in the season are Aitkin's Mark Erickson, scoring at a 20.5 per game pace, followed by Brainerd's Mickey Timmons and Larry Bunnell at 19.0 and 18.8 respectively.

60 years ago (1950)

(Adv.) New Year's Eve Party at Red's Tavern on the Merrifield Road. Enjoy a Gala New Year's Eve Dance at Mac's Winnipeg Bar, music by Ramberg's Revelers. Roller Skating Party New Year's Eve at The Playdium, W. Washington St. - Admission 42-cents.

80 years ago (1930)

Prosecution of persons driving through Gregory Park with cars or teams of horses was threatened by police today after destruction of park property. The bird house, presented to the board by the Brainerd Musical club was knocked down. Show respect for property.

100 years ago (1910)

Colonel Freeman Thorpe, noted artist living at Lake Hubert, is painting a portrait of Congressman James Tawney, to be hung in the room of the House Appropriations Committee in Washington. He will complete the picture there next month.

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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