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This was Brainerd - May 24

MAY 24

20 years ago (1992)

Thomas J. Ryan, a partner in Brainerd’s oldest law firm, died Friday in Little Falls. “He was a bulldog in the courtroom,” recalled Cris Drake, a partner in the firm. “He wouldn’t back down.” Ryan became a lawyer after serving in the Air Force in the Korean War.

30 years ago (1982)

Marjory Luce, a 70-year-old retired school teacher from the Whitefish Chain area, said she will give incumbent Democrat James Oberstar “a run for his money” in the November election. She was endorsed in Duluth by the 8th District Republicans.

40 years ago (1972)

Bud Benoit, Minneapolis, joined Bill Keltgen, Richville, in yet another catch of big sunfish from Upper Gull Lake. Here are four of the largest, weighing 4-7 total, with the largest scaling 1-4. They were hitting on nightcrawlers.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Grand Opening for the Season! The Famous Spotlite in Nisswa. Featuring the World’s Largest Drummer – Bob “Bubbles” Price and “The Versatiles.” Open every night for dancing, starting Saturday, May 24th.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Now Open for the Season! Pine Beach Hotel – South End of Gull Lake. Room rates are $5 per day including meals. Every room with private bath and telephone. Luncheon $1.00. Evening Dinner $1.25

100 years ago (1912)

“Cuyuna was unsuccessful in her attempt to arrange a baseball game with the progressive town of Crosby,” said Bill Ham, Cuyuna manager. We offered them fair terms but were turned down, probably owing to the fact they knew the results would go against them.

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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