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This was Brainerd - Aug. 24

20 years ago (1991)

Eight weeks of work by 10 area law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of 14 adults and 3 juveniles on drug and related charges. Arrest warrants are out for four more adults.  

30 years ago (1981)

Voters in the Brainerd School District will go to the polls Thursday to decide the fate of a 2.25 mill local tax levy sought by school officials to offset inflation and declining school enrollment. If approved, it will raise $361,000 and get a state match of $617,000.

40 years ago (1971)

Brainerd school administrators are hoping for clear-cut guidelines from federal authorities before issuing the first teacher paychecks on Sept. 20. The question is whether teachers are subject to the freeze on wages and prices set by President Nixon.

60 years ago (1951)

Starting Sunday at the Brainerd Theatre, see Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in madcap campus capers in “That's My Boy.” At the Paramount Theatre see Ann Dvorak and Gene Evans in the danger zone of “I Was an American Spy.”

80 years ago (1931)

A miniature cloudburst accompanied by hail hit Brainerd and part of the lake region, with local showers recorded for only a few minutes in the morning. The sudden, ferocious storms flooded several basements in downtown Brainerd.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) The hunting season will soon be here now. Don't forget that you can rent a shot gun at King's Sporting Goods for the few times you will go hunting this fall, cheaper than you can buy one.

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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