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This was Brainerd-April 9


20 years ago (1992)

Residents from southwest Brainerd filled the Brainerd council chambers and successfully blocked a zoning change that would have permitted apartments on land owned by Don Crust. The 30 acres lies south of Buffalo Hills Lane and west of Greenwood Street.

30 years ago (1982)

Members of the Rural Fire Assn. and a Brainerd City Council committee went home yesterday without an agreement on what the association should pay the city for services. The association opposes a 59 percent increase in fees, though they realize costs have risen.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Leroy Gardner, former U of M cager, pumped in 38 points as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Crusaders won 90-72 over the Brainerd YMCA All-Stars. Shown from Brainerd are Ed Northway, Wally Larson and Hans Borstad.

60 years ago (1952)

A pair of twins from Brainerd, Sgt. Gerald and Cpl. Harold LeDoux, enlisted in the Army together and served in the same company for four years. They recently were discharged at Camp McCoy, Wisc. They fought in Korea for 10 months, both earning Bronze Stars.

80 years ago (1932)

Northern States Power and Brainerd Laundry won two games each from Russell Creamery and NW Bell, respectively, in ladies’ bowling action at Van’s Alleys. Mrs. Van Essen set a new single game record for the ladies’ season, rolling a 235.

100 years ago (1912)

Robert Dippy, an English miner working under air pressure in the caissons of the Adams mine at Oreland, was seized with an attack of the “bends.” This temporary paralysis occasionally afflicts workers in this hazardous occupation. Dippy is hospitalized.

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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