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This was Brainerd - March 5


20 years ago (1992)

Herberger’s announced details of another expansion at the Westgate Mall. Manager Bill Brekken said the store will take over space vacated by a t-shirt shop and by Little Professor Books, which has relocated elsewhere in the mall.

30 years ago (1982)

Calling him “a soldier’s soldier,” President Reagan has picked Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr., from obscurity as the Army’s second-in-command to serve as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Minnesota native will be the first not to have graduated from West Point.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Mr. and Mrs. John Dunn have re-enlisted for another term in the U.S. Air Force. They took their oaths at Grissom AFB and will soon be headed to Germany. Mrs. Dunn is the daughter of Mrs. Roberta Richardson of Nisswa, where they are spending 10 days leave.

60 years ago (1952)

A top-notch field of 96 riflemen from all over the state and from North Dakota made the first Brainerd Gallery Shoot of the Brainerd Rifle and Pistol Club a success. Each contestant shot 80 rounds, and use of the armory allowed 24 to shoot at one time.

80 years ago (1932)

C-I and Staples, with hard earned victories behind them, engage in the finals of the 25th district basketball tournament tonight at the Washington gym. Staples nosed out Brainerd 19-17, scoring 11 free throws against 3, while C-I beat Little Falls by a score of 28-27.

100 years ago (1912)

A bomb shell was exploded at the Monday city council meeting when Mayor H. P. Dunn notified the council that Capt. Hurley had been dismissed and M. J. Hawkins appointed as patrolman. Hurley had been on the police force 17 years, 16 of those on night patrol.

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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