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This was Brainerd-March 29

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MARCH 29

20 years ago (1992)

To Russ Swearingen, Walt Straka and Henry Peck, WWII is only half over. These survivors of the Bataan Death March still say there has been no apology, so from them there is no forgiveness. Nightmares of the brutality still keep them awake at night.

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30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Fred Bieber, president of Larco Manufacturing, has established an endowed scholarship at Brainerd Vo Tech. The award will go to a family member of a Larco employee. Receiving the donation are Ed Fox and Bill Thompson, board members.

40 years ago (1972)

Coach Ron Long’s Brainerd High School track team, victorious here in a triangular meet against C-I and Wadena, dropped a 59-46 dual meet to Rochester Mayo. The clash was part of the St. Olaf College Invitational, which featured three other dual meets.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Last times tonight at the Brainerd Theatre. See Richard Basehart and Gary Merrill in the military thriller, “Decision Before Dawn.” Starting tomorrow see smokejumpers tackle forest fires in “Red Skies of Montana,” starring Richard Widmark.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) To the Citizens of Brainerd: Tangible evidence of an improving economy for 1932 is lacking, but we believe in Brainerd and have confidence in Brainerd industries. We employ 35 Brainerd people with a payroll of $46,383. Sincerely, Mills Brothers.

100 years ago (1912)

The old landmark house at 309 South 6th Street has been torn down and will soon be replaced by the brick garage of Smith Brothers. Those who tore the building down received the lumber as pay. It turned out to be excellent, clear white pine stock.

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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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