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This was Brainerd-Feb. 27


20 years ago (1992)

The Brainerd boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both moved up in the Associated Press high school polls. The Warrior girls, 20-1, improved their rank from 7th to 5th. The Brainerd boys, 18-3, are ranked 8th after being listed as 10th last week.

30 years ago (1982)

The people who work for GMW, Inc., truck line in Brainerd have a tough time griping about their boss. Faced with the alternative of unemployment, employees have kicked in a portion of their paychecks for two years. In one more year they’ll own the company.

40 years ago (1972)

A concerted program to set up a memorial scholarship for the late Mary Tornstrom at Brainerd Junior College was launched by former friends and associates. Tornstrom came to Brainerd as a teacher in 1915 and became high school principal in 1922.

60 years ago (1952)

Nisswa voters approved a $250,000 bond issue for a proposed new elementary school at a special election last night. The voting was 247 in favor and 57 against. Construction on the new school will start immediately, with hopes it will be ready for use in fall of 1953.

80 years ago (1932)

The Rev. C. M. Brandon will dedicate a beautiful memorial window given by the Forsythe family at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday. The window, made of imported English stained glass, has as its motif “The Resurrection.”

100 years ago (1912)

A 43-year mining lease has been recorded from George Crosby to the Inland Steel Co. for ore lands situated near Crosby. Royalties are 60 cents per ton, with a minimum payment of $3,750 in year one, $7,500 in years 2, 3 and 4, and $11,250 per year thereafter.

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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