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This was Brainerd-Feb. 7


20 years ago (1992)

Circumstances surrounding the disappearance in 1989 of Joe Eide of Brainerd are the subject of a renewed investigation by County Attorney Jack Graham. Graham is employing an investigator from his own budget to probe certain aspects of the case.

30 years ago (1982)

Brainerd High School’s wrestlers haven’t lost to St. Cloud Tech since 1969, but Friday they scored their greatest margin of victory ever, a 56-2 success at St. Cloud. Their only loss of points was a draw at 170 pounds. Six Warriors registered pins in the contest.

40 years ago (1972)

Joey Kretzman, stellar junior welterweight who was named the tournament’s Best Boxer, took a unanimous decision over Gary Burgardt of Little Falls in the sectional Golden Gloves tournament. He and Don Rude move on to the Upper Midwest tournament.

60 years ago (1952)

Spring spearing has done more to deplete the fish population in Brainerd area lakes than any other method of taking fish, according to Walter Gulbrandson, state fisheries supervisor for Brainerd. Spearing of suckers is OK, but spearing game fish is illegal.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Frances Northcross, nationally known cooking authority who will conduct the Dispatch Cooking School, has chosen the New Brainerd Hotel as her home while in Brainerd. The excellence of our cuisine and service combined to entice her to stay.

100 years ago (1912)

Skating at Gregory Park is fine and the rink is crowded every night. It is estimated that 400 people skated last evening. The ice will be flooded Friday morning, so the park board urges skaters to turn out with brooms Thursday night to clean the ice before sprinkling.

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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