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This was Brainerd-April 4


20 years ago (1992)

“Someone’s been climbing my tower,” said Mama Bear. But it wasn’t Goldilocks, it was Karoline Monson going to work. The DNR fire spotter was climbing up the fire tower just east of Pequot Lakes when she encountered a bear. She beat a hasty retreat.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Jama McDermott displays her graceful skating style during the “Rainbow” segment of the annual figure skating show presented by the Vacationland Figure Skating Club. The show at the Civic Center was sanctioned by the U.S. Figure Skating Assn.

40 years ago (1972)

Jake Presttun, county highway engineer here since 1927, has submitted his resignation, effective June 15, to the Crow Wing County Board. The board also approved purchase of a new sheriff’s car, with Mills Motor the only bidder at a price of $3,250.

60 years ago (1952)

With the first 100 people crowding into the Brainerd armory shortly after noon today, Brainerd’s Auto and Industrial Show was off to an impressive start. Show chairman, Stan Gorham of the Jaycees, says he expects 5,000 people to attend. Twelve new cars are displayed.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Red Hot Specials for Tues.-Wed.! Lean Pork Chops – lb. 9 cents; Fresh Salmon – lb. 15 cents; Fresh, Meaty Spare Ribs – lb. 6 cents; Fresh Pork Liver – 2 lbs. 9 cents. Red Owl Stores – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1912)

At 8:00 this evening in the Elks Hall, after the regular meeting and reports, the annual installation of Elks officers will take place. A social session follows, to include a six-round middleweight boxing bout and a two-of-three-falls wrestling match.

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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