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This was Brainerd-Jan. 23


20 years ago (1992)

Brainerd’s best known anglers have untangled their lines and gone their separate ways. Spokespersons for both Babe Winkelman, and Al and Ron Lindner, confirmed an out-of-court settlement of lawsuits filed in 1988. Both said the settlement was very friendly.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Where have all the people gone? The empty interior of the BN Railroad blacksmith shop symbolizes Brainerd’s steady drop in railroad employment. The shops, once filled with 1,200 employees, now employ a scant 124 workers.

40 years ago (1972)

Brainerd, C-I, Staples and Wadena each received three A ratings from the judges in the district one-act play contest, and Brainerd and Wadena moved on to the region. Kevin Schrammen of Brainerd and Pam Gillespie of Staples were best actor and actress.

60 years ago (1952)

A 35-year-old Pillager woman who was employed in Brainerd was found frozen to death in a snow bank about 100 yards from her house. Her car had stalled more than three miles from her home and she tried to walk. The temperature dropped to 28 below last night.

80 years ago (1932)

A 30-pound northern pike, speared on Big Pelican Lake by W. E. Thorpe, proprietor of Pine Lodge on Lake Edward, was on display at Model Meat Market in Brainerd. District Game Warden A.P. Cardle estimated the fish’s age at 20 years.

100 years ago (1912)

(Adv.) Not a Going Out of Business Sale. Not a Force Sale. Not a Fire Sale. This is a Sale that is a Sale, and Prices that are Sale prices. Pictures worth $5.00 selling for $2.50. Those worth $2.00 selling for $1.00. Losey and Dean – Brainerd.

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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