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This was Brainerd - Feb. 20


20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Chuck Pearson, executive chef for the Holiday Inn, will be one of the many sweet tooth experts to donate their wares to the Chocolate Lovers Extravaganza this Sunday. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Crisis Line.

30 years ago (1982)

The Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant, a tradition that has lasted more then 20 years, may not be held this year. Many of those formerly involved are worried about it. Former sponsors, the Brainerd Jaycees, just can’t handle the project and its cost.

40 years ago (1972)

Steve Borders 5-4 win earned him the State JC 142-pound wrestling title and the state tournament’s outstanding wrestler award at Anoka-Ramsey JC. The Raider’s Craig England finished third at 126 pounds. Both wrestlers qualify for the national tourney.

60 years ago (1952)

Approximately 500 million tons of carbonate slate exists on the Cuyuna Range near Crosby, containing six percent manganese, it was announced today. Development of the ore has been done at the university and, if successful, could treat billions of tons of steel.

80 years ago (1932)

Deputy game warden A.P. Cardle estimates that there are approximately 7,000 Chinese ring neck pheasants wintering in Crow Wing County. The County Game Protective Club is assisting the State Game and Fish Dept. in feeding and protecting these game birds.

100 years ago (1912)

Monday night’s session of the city council was one of the most harmonious gatherings that body has ever had. The dove of peace winged its way through the cigar smoke above the city fathers and perched above the proceedings, never letting out a peep of protest.

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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