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This was Brainerd - Jan. 14

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20 years ago (1991)

Richard Cauble and Larry Frankhauser were the first Brainerd International Trade Centre defendants to enter guilty pleas. There were among 15 persons indicted under the Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Practices (RICO) act. The will be sentenced in April.

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30 years ago (1981)

Coach Bob Whelan's Bemidji Lumberjacks, who hadn't beaten the Warriors in five years, showed their recent triumphs weren't flukes with a 25-20 victory here. It was only the second loss in nine outings for coach Bruce Thompson's Brainerd team.

40 years ago (1971)

Frank Bonsante, defending sectional junior welterweight champion, has returned to Brainerd and has rejoined the Brainerd Golden Gloves boxing team. His first opponent will be Hibbing's tough Ray Pierce, winner by knockout in his last two fights.

60 years ago (1951)

Gov. Luther Youngdahl has appointed Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Brainerd attorney and special municipal judge, to the post of acting municipal judge in Brainerd. He will replace Carl Erickson, who is on military leave as commander of the 194th Battalion.

80 years ago (1931)

Brainerd's basketball team looks forward to its toughest competition at Crosby-Ironton on Friday. Pine River fell to a barrage of Warrior points, with the Brainerd varsity winning 29-16, while the reserves trounced Riverton 31-16 on the Riverton floor.

100 years ago (1911)

A man with a summer residence on Gull Lake says many launch owners on Gull and connecting lakes are wondering if engineers will hold back water while the dam is being built. If not, the channels connecting the lakes may go dry.

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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.
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