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This was Brainerd - July 2


20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Kay Johnson sorts through clothing and food items stored in the basement of the Elf Shelf and Gallery that were donated by area citizens for tornado relief efforts in southern Minnesota. Reichert Transfer is donating a truck for the delivery.

30 years ago (1982)

(Edit.) The indicators are holding. The economy seems to have bottomed out and we are on our way out of the recession that has been gripping the country. There are signs here that activity is picking up. Home building contractors say they are busy this summer.

40 years ago (1972)

Thefts of seven outboard motors and various other items from Brainerd area cabins are being investigated by the Sheriff’s department today. Two of the outboards were stolen from the Corps of Engineers at their Crosslake Federal Campground.

60 years ago (1952)

(Photo) Police Sgt. Joe Nolan examines some of the $300 stock of fireworks confiscated this week by Nisswa authorities. A Minneapolis man was arrested after attempting to sell them. He was fined $50 by Nisswa justice-of-the-peace Leonard Dally.

80 years ago (1932)

Cupid has successfully culminated a romance between two air-minded young people. James Nolan, Brainerd, and Mary Jean Aylward, DeGraff, will be married in a plane circling over Rosko Airport, with Judge Kinder officiating, in Brainerd’s first airborne wedding.

100 years ago (1912)

(Adv.) Notice! On July 4th there will be a number of small launches which are unlicensed and unsafe to carry passengers between Crosby and Deerwood on Serpent Lake. Use the Ingalls Motor Boat Co. launches. We carry life preservers and fire extinguishers.

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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