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This was Brainerd-Feb. 2


20 years ago (1992)

As a youth hockey player in the mid-1980’s, Jerr Johnson admired Warrior center Sandy Smith, who set school records for goals and points before graduating in 1986. Johnson broke the points record with a goal and two assists in a 10-1 victory at Detroit Lakes.

30 years ago (1982)

Preliminary approval for the financing of a $13.2 million addition and remodeling project for St. Joseph’s Hospital was given by the city council despite protests from some neighbors on the parking situation. Application for sale of bonds will be sent to the state.

40 years ago (1972)

Coach Bill Selisker’s C-I Rangers made it a clean sweep of the Warriors this season with a 56-55 victory at Brainerd. The Warriors scored 9 more field goals than C-I, but the Rangers hit 28 of 37 free throw tries compared to Brainerd’s 9 out of 23.

60 years ago (1952)

Although the Warriors repeated their earlier success over the powerful C-I Rangers, winning 49-38, coach Fred Kellett’s club is worried. Early in the conflict Brainerd lost the services of team sparkplug, guard Ron (Gup) Hess, with a foot injury.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) How can you save on your grocery bill? How much time do you waste in your housekeeping? These questions and many more will be answered by Frances Northcross at the Dispatch Cooking School, Feb 9-12 at the Palace Theatre.

100 years ago (1912)

A meeting of the members of the local Shrine club was held at the Masonic parlors in the Iron Exchange building. They adopted the name “Aazuhman,” using letters from each of the three Minnesota temples – Aad, Zuhrah and Osman.

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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