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This was Brainerd-Jan. 5


20 years ago (1992)

Plagued by errant passing, fouls and missed free throws, the Warrior boys’ basketball team needed a spark. Reserve forward D.J. Theisen turned out to be the sparkplug in a 58-53 win over St. Cloud Tech. He had 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

30 years ago (1982)

The Brainerd City Council started the new year by re-electing Mildred Michaelis as president and Jim Brown as vice president. Frank McCarthy, a newcomer to the council, was sworn into office. Vacationing Mayor C. Elmer Anderson was absent.

40 years ago (1972)

The zoning ordinance for Crow Wing County was adopted yesterday by the county board, along with an amendment that included the board in the chain of appeals. Several petitions by residents noted they wanted the board appeals included in this matter.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Lovely all modern two-bedroom suburban bungalow. Oil heat, garage. Immediate occupancy, located near the radio station. Rent for $59.50 per month. Act quickly. Contact Roy Winkler at Brainerd Realty. Dial 4036.

80 years ago (1932)

Driving deeper into the question of financial savings in line with their own policy, city council members passed a motion urging wage cuts in the Water and Light Dept. They understood they could not dictate policy, but that their vote would receive consideration.

100 years ago (1912)

(Adv.) We sell “The Great Stransky Waterless Cookers” – greatest vegetable and meat cooker on earth. White Brothers – Contractors and Builders – 616 Laurel Street.

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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