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This was Brainerd - July 10


20 years ago (1992)

The massive black kettles have been blasted clean at the car wash and the secret recipe stashed away. The Pequot Lakes annual Bean Hole Days are over. What a festival: More than 2,200 people in a three-block queue lined up to consume 200 gallons in three hours.

30 years ago (1982)

The team headed by Viking assistant coach Bob Hollway won the 9th Annual Camp Confidence Celebrity Golf Tourney with a 13-under par 58 at Brainerd Country Club. Second place with 59 was a team headed by Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Wayne Wallin, Nisswa – Pequot Lakes’ power-hitting first baseman, is shown taking his homerun trot around third base in the seventh inning of their 11-5 Great Central Baseball League victory over the Brainerd Braves at Pequot Lakes.

60 years ago (1952)

Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, possible candidate for nomination for president on the Democratic ticket, will arrive at Camp Ripley Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. He will review the 7,000 Illinois Guardsmen now training there and leave after four hours.

80 years ago (1932)

Merrifield and Laurel Lunch remained in a tie for first place in the Crow Wing County League with 7-2 records. St. Mathias fell victim to Laurel Lunch, 5-4, while Merrifield encountered considerable resistance before nosing out Nisswa-Hubert by 8-7.

100 years ago (1912)

A colony of 40 Finnish miners and their families is enroute to Barrows. They will settle in Barrows and work in the mine operated by the Virginia Mining Co., a subsidiary of the M. A. Hanna Co. They are experienced miners, having worked under Capt. Martin.

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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