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This was Brainerd - July 5


20 years ago (1992)

Steven D. Lastovich, attorney at law, has opened his practice in Brainerd. He was formerly with a St. Cloud law firm. Lastovich graduated summa cum laude from St. Cloud State and magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Jim Mahoney, a potter from Brainerd, arranges his wares during the annual Arts in the Park exhibition, held in Gregory Park as part of the Johnny Inkslinger Festival. Area artists were featured with their exhibits.

40 years ago (1972)

The East Gull Lake Village Council has voted 3-1 to file an injunction to stop the U.S. Corps of Engineers from closing a public road leading from the federal dam to Squaw Point on Gull Lake. The corps plans to build a public boat launch on the Gull River.

60 years ago (1952)

Robert Graus and the Brainerd Playgoers Assn. have scored another “homerun” with their production of “Harvey,” the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy about an invisible rabbit. The play features Robert Snook in the role of Elwood P. Dowd.

80 years ago (1932)

Stroking a dazzling 68 over the tricky course in a driving rain, T. B. Rush of Kansas was winner of the annual Breezy Point Golf Tournament. He shattered par by four strokes, including an eagle on the 5th hole, and bested W. F. Rusk of Los Angeles by one shot.

100 years ago (1912)

Deerwood’s 4th of July celebration was mostly for the homefolks, but many strangers paused to enjoy the celebration near the Ingalls boat docks. The high jump record was broken by a railroad civil engineer who actually cleared six feet, discouraging competitors.

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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