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This was Brainerd - July 17


20 years ago (1992)

Pent-up anger over planning and zoning issues erupted into a two-hour shouting match before the county board. Principal protagonists were County Attorney Jack Graham and P&Z Administrator Dave Nieman. The chairman of the board of adjustment resigned.

30 years ago (1982)

Jack Graham has filed for county attorney, setting up a contest with Stephen Rathke, who was first elected in 1974 but had no opposition in 1978. Marianne Milloy filed for the post of county judge, opposing incumbent Darrel Sears and attorney Bob Kautz.

40 years ago (1972)

Larry Congdon won his third Hobby Stock feature race of the season at North Central Speedway and Russ Ebert captured his first top finish in the Late Model feature. Both drivers grabbed early leads and were not seriously challenged.

60 years ago (1952)

In the tennis tournament at Gregory Park over the past 2 weeks, Dick Miller topped Gary Mathison for the Grades 10-12 crown. In the finals of Grades 8-9, Jean Nutting defeated Deanna Presttun. Tim Templeton stopped Roger Moilanen 5-7, 10-8, 6-1 in Grade 7.

80 years ago (1932)

Capt. W. H. Fawcett of Breezy Point Lodge will represent the Minneapolis Shooting Assn. at the Grand American Handicap in Ohio. He will also attend the U.S. Olympic Trapshooting competition in Los Angeles. Fawcett won the world title at Paris in 1924.

100 years ago (1912)

Tonight is band concert night and the Bachelor Maids will spend the evening tagging the audience. Everyone should buy a tag as it helps a worthy cause, and every penny gained will be used to assist the Brainerd City Band.

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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