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This was Brainerd-Jan. 31


20 years ago (1992)

Brainerd snowmobile racers Steve Vandeputte and Rick Strobel competed in last weekend’s MRP Sno-Cross Challenge at Oronoco. Vandeputte was first in semi-pro Class 4 and Strobel was third in pro stock.

30 years ago (1982)

The Warrior swim team registered its 2nd straight conference victory with a 115-53 trouncing of Little Falls. Ed Abrahamson was a double winner, taking the 50 free and 100 backstroke. Among other winners were Joe Vrudny, Frank Rezac and Steve Monkman.

40 years ago (1972)

Four Brainerd Golden Glovers have moved into the finals of the sectional tournament to be held at Wadena. Fighting for a trip to the Upper Midwest tourney are Joey Kretzman, Paul DeChaine, Don Rude and Mark Herron.

60 years ago (1952)

Two teen-age boys, wearing white handkerchiefs over their faces, entered the home of William Johnston, age 75, Long Lake Township, and robbed him of the $2 in his wallet. The two youngsters threatened Johnston with his life, and tore his telephone off the wall.

80 years ago (1932)

Taking only cigarettes and cigars, thieves broke into the Nash-Finch Co. warehouse at 4th and Front Streets last night and escaped. A checkup today revealed a total of 58,800 cigarettes and 3,490 cigars were stolen. The loot was valued at more than $600.

100 years ago (1912)

Inspector George Pippy, of the state bureau of labor, has started a crusade in Brainerd for the rigid enforcement of the pool room and billiard laws forbidding minors from frequenting them. He will also see that the curfew law is strictly enforced.

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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