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This was Brainerd - Aug. 9


20 years ago (1992)

It never hurts to ask. Little Falls’ native Brent Griffith personally visited the Vikings headquarters in Eden Prairie to ask for a job as offensive tackle. He had been drafted by the Buffalo Bills, then injured, and signed with New Orleans, but nagged by injuries.

30 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) What are YOU doing for lunch today? Regular Cut Ribeye - $3.69; Sirloin Medallion - $2.99; Regular Cut Chopped Steak - $2.79; Country Fried Steak - $2.59. All come with potato, Texas toast and salad bar. Bonanza Family Steakhouse.

40 years ago (1972)

The sheriff’s office here is looking for two men and two women in a red pickup who loaded a four-wheeled railroad baggage cart into the truck and drove off. A resident observed the theft from a spot on the south edge of Brainerd.

60 years ago (1952)

A large turnout of NP Railroad employees sent the 5-day Red Cross county blood drive forward to just short of the 500 pint mark. Over 150 employees visited the bloodmobile. C-I had contributed 143 pints and 214 gave at the Brainerd Armory, all for the armed services.

80 years ago (1932)

Brainerd Elks Lodge #615 is making preparations to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of its founding on August 23. The house and social committee has the affair well in hand and a most pretentious program is being prepared. A baseball game is a possibility, also.

100 years ago (1912)

Moxie Mahlum, Sev Koop, Art Koop, Joe Peterson and Hilmer Sheflo are presently in Missoula, Mont., watching Brainerd’s own Leslie Bush throw them over the plate and fan the batters. The Missoulian newspaper says the group will be photographed today.

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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