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This was Brainerd - Aug. 1


20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Baxter police officer Shane Ahrendt, State Patrol Cpl. Jon Main and Capt. Joe Schueller remind children at the Paul Bunyan Center to wear their seatbelts. Paul Bunyan, himself, wears a seatbelt as an example to the children.

30 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) Madden’s Upper Sylvan Townhouses. Situated on 870 feet of shoreline and 18 acres of secluded woodland, these unique townhouses have 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2 fireplaces. $129,000. Offered by Kurilla Real Estate.

40 years ago (1972)

Blond, brown-eyed Kathy Lord last night parlayed a pretty singing voice, a trim swimsuit figure and a graceful pose in an evening gown into the title of Miss Brainerd. The event was a marathon session that didn’t end until nearly midnight at Brainerd Junior College.

60 years ago (1952)

Marian and T. E. (Tiny) Holmes have sold the Brainerd Coca-Cola plant to new owners from Marshall, Minn. and Watertown, S.D. T. E. Holmes purchased the plant in 1937. Howard Hamilton of Albert Lea has moved to Brainerd to manage the bottling plant.

80 years ago (1932)

Fireworks flared in the Crow Wing County League game between Nisswa-Hubert and St. Mathias. The former protested a call at the plate in the 9th and, when the call wasn’t reversed, pulled its team from the field, saying it was thus useless to continue.

100 years ago (1912)

A 16-year-old girl named Laura was charged in court today with grand larceny for stealing a horse, and bound over to the grand jury. She hired a horse and buggy for an hour at the Benson Livery, then made a two-day jaunt to Little Falls and beyond.

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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