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This was Brainerd-March 26


20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Steve Masimore and Larry Miller took one last ride across Round Lake on their sail sleds recently. The two are part of the Nisswa Sailcats, a club which enjoys windsurfing on the water and sailing on the ice.

30 years ago (1982)

Cracks running the full length of the new airport runway, some as wide as one-half inch, have Airport Manager John Riedl worried. At a meeting of the airport commission, Riedl said the cost to repair the runway could be significant plus there is a liability issue.

40 years ago (1972)

(Adv.) The Greatest Fish Dinner Bargain in Town! 75 cents off regular price on our Fish Dinner Special. Served with French fries, cole slaw, roll and butter – just $1.00. Tuesday only at Perkins Cake & Steak – West Washington Street – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1952)

Twenty-two cars of a Northern Pacific freight train enroute from Brainerd to St. Paul were derailed today three miles from Ft. Ripley. No members of the train crew were injured but one of the rail cars was thrown to within 25 feet of Highway 371.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) A Perfect Dinner Rounds Out the Perfect Easter! T-Bone Steak or Lamb Chops - $1.00; Chicken – 85 cents; Ham or Prime Rib – 75 cents. Complete with potatoes, soup, salad, asparagus, biscuits and pie, cake or ice cream. Archer’s in Brainerd.

100 years ago (1912)

A couple from Brainerd came down to Little Falls expecting to get married and surprise their friends. But they neglected to get a license in Crow Wing County, the bride’s residence, so they were told “no way.” The couple left for Brainerd, disappointed.

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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