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This was Brainerd - July 4


20 years ago (1992)

Baseball was Tim Trott’s preferred sport at Brainerd High School. He led Warrior regulars with a .389 batting average. After graduating from the San Diego Golf Academy as its most improved golfer he’s definitely hooked on his new game and winning scores.

30 years ago (1982)

A total of 38 building permits, the highest number of permits ever issued in one month, were recorded in Brainerd in June, according to the city inspector. Total valuation for the 38 permits came to $1,664,473.

40 years ago (1972)

Ray Haugene was appointed alderman-at-large by the Brainerd City Council last night on the second ballot. Haugene was one of five applicants to fill the vacancy left by Marv Rau when he resigned to take a position as county commissioner.

60 years ago (1952)

Granville Erickson of Chicago is alive today after a harrowing eight hours in the waters of Whitefish Lake, during which he watched two companions drown. They were fishing in choppy water when a wave swamped their boat. Erickson held on; the others could not.

80 years ago (1932)

A July 4th prank narrowly missed being tragic for a young Brainerd boy when a firecracker, thrown by a member of his party, struck him in the head and exploded near his eyes. He was temporarily blinded but is expected to make a full recovery.

100 years ago (1912)

This July 4th will be the quietest the city of Brainerd has ever spent. There are no celebrations set for Brainerd and most citizens will leave for festivities in Crosby, Dykeman, Sylvan, Nokay Lake and Little Falls, where the Brainerd City Band will play.

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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