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This was Brainerd - Aug. 15


20 years ago (1992)

Many people have been entertained by the recent release of the film “A League of Their Own,” about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. But for Lorraine Aplin of Baxter it brought back memories of her career in the league in 1944.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Brainerd Mayor C. Elmer Anderson purchases the first Forget-Me-Not from Bill Van Essen, who has been treasurer of the Crow Wing County Disabled American Veterans for 31 years. The sale kicks off this Friday.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Dr. Arden Anderson, president of the Brainerd Fine Arts Council, presents a $499 check to Dale Nathan of the Brainerd Junior College Foundation. It will be added to a scholarship fund started by long-time college president J. E. Chalberg.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Dance Every Night at Bar Harbor! Enjoy the music of Bruce Dybvig’s Orchestra, featuring Miss Minnesota of 1950, Jeanne Traun, as vocalist. And visit the Elbow Room – most modern cocktail lounge in the Northwest.

80 years ago (1932)

A Special Attraction at the county fair: Brainerd vs. Pequot in baseball. A red hot ball game in which the winner will take all of the purse money. Brainerd defeated Pequot earlier, but Pequot has won eight straight games and is out for revenge.

100 years ago (1912)

Pine River will be the county seat of Clover County, according to a proclamation by Gov. Eberhart. The governor acted on a petition from residents of southern Cass County to divide the county in two, and it was the only petition received by Gov. Eberhart.

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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