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This was Brainerd - Aug. 28

20 years ago (1991)

What began as a dream last winter will come true August 30 at Don Adamson Field as the Brainerd Warriors open their football season by hosting Robert W. Service High School of Anchorage, Alaska. A slate of activities are planned during the week.

30 years ago (1981)

The Brainerd School District will have extra money in its general fund next year, as voters last night approved a 2.25 mill local tax levy by 1,449 to 1,318. Supt. Bob Gross said the extra money isn't a cure-all; rather the district won't have to cut as deep.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Highway Patrol safety officer Frank McCarthy shows Janine Vevea of East Grand Forks how to properly display the brightly colored school patrol flag used by school patrol members. They are in a weeklong safety session at Legionville.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Liberal Trade-in on Riverside Deluxe Tires! We'll buy the remaining mileage left on your present tires. Try the Wards Riverside Deluxe at $16.95 per tire, or the Wards Deluxe Air Cushion at $18.95. Tubes for just $2.65. Montgomery Ward - 8th and Laurel.

80 years ago (1931)

A tear gas demonstration proved convincing to a number of folks at city hall this morning. Nine people sniffed the gas when it was tested. Among those running from the building were Judge Warner, Police Chief Templeton and the Brainerd Dispatch reporter.

100 years ago (1911)

The Brainerd baseball team has accepted the challenge from Little Falls to replay the recent tie game which was called by darkness, score 1-1. But Brainerd will raise the side bet from $150 to $300. That should make Little Falls sit up, put up or shut up.

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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