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This Was Brainerd - June 18


20 years ago (1992)

What may be the final chapter has been written in the Brainerd police controversy, which dates back to October 1990. A civil suit filed by four Brainerd officers against their police supervisors and the city of Brainerd was dismissed today by Judge Robert Ryan.

30 years ago (1982)

Former Brainerd Police Officer Randall Bush was placed on leave from the St. Joseph Police Dept. in the wake of allegations of assault, illegal entry and improper detention. The police chief called the allegations “ridiculous” and a result of Bush’s controversy while at Brainerd.

40 years ago (1972)

Miss Brainerd, Debra Nay, is back home today and looking forward to some rest after a fast-paced week at the Miss Minnesota Pageant in Austin. Ms. Nay spent the week with 48 other queens rehearsing and competing for the state crown.

60 years ago (1952)

Regular scheduled airline service between the Twin Cities and Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D., will begin Sunday, June 22 via Wisconsin Central Airlines. The 21-passenger DC-3s will also stop twice daily at St. Cloud, Alexandria, Brainerd and Bemidji.

80 years ago (1932)

David Savage, whose recovery from infantile paralysis was effected through the use of an “iron lung” machine, is recuperating today at his parents’ summer home in Deerwood. The 14-year-old spent nine months tied to the respirator before stepping into freedom.

100 years ago (1912)

(Adv.) Stock Reduction Sale! The most daring attack on prices ever attempted will start with a bang. A $30,000 stock of high-grade merchandise is being slaughtered at unheard of prices. The mightiest sale of all sales! Buchman’s – Mahlum Block – Laurel & Broadway.

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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