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This was Brainerd - Aug. 17


20 years ago (1992)

Even the weather cooperated for the first Gull Chain Classic Boat Review held Saturday at Nisswa Marine. Manager Lew Olson said he anticipated 10-15 boats to participate, but 21 were on display. Over 700 people viewed the collection and voted for favorites.

30 years ago (1982)

Mayor C. Elmer Anderson last night took city employees who don’t live where they work to task – but was unsuccessful in stopping a residency requirement change for Brainerd police. Last night’s change means they can now live as far as 15 miles from Brainerd.

40 years ago (1972)

Martin’s eliminated Rustic Bar 18-7 and Dutch Room ousted The Vogue 7-6 in Brainerd Slow Pitch Softball League playoff games. The two clash tonight to see who will continue in the double elimination with Eddie’s Arrow and Nutting’s Homes.

60 years ago (1952)

Paced by the portside swinging regulars, Ed Gumlia and Gordie Coleman, and the five-hit twirling of Willie Harris, Brainerd stopped a strong Chicago American Giants team for their 28th win of the season. The largest crowd in several seasons – 1,200 – looked on.

80 years ago (1932)

Police Chief Tom Templeton and the Dispatch are seeing to it that needy children of Brainerd get to see the John Francis carnival shows. Some 25 children and 35 Dispatch newsboys will meet at the Dispatch and be given a police escort to the carnival.

100 years ago (1912)

“Shall the saloon license in Brainerd be raised from $500 to $1,250?” That is the question proposed before the city council. There are 27 saloons in Brainerd, paying $13,500 annually in fees. A raise might mean added revenue, but how many saloons would close?

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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