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This was Brainerd - Sept. 2


20 years ago (1992)

Thanks to the efforts of an enthusiastic group of volunteers, a little light will be shed on Gregory Park tennis courts this fall. Lights were also installed on the Gregory skating rink, Memorial Park baseball field and four tennis courts at Brainerd High School.

30 years ago (1982)

Voters in the city of Baxter will be using voting machines for the first time in the upcoming election – a change that City Clerk Al Schmitz expects will make counting faster and more accurate. Three rebuilt machines have been purchased at $1,650 each.

40 years ago (1972)

Quarterback Mike Morgan ran for one touchdown and passed for two more as he led Coach Ken Gulbrandson’s Warriors to a 33-0 opening football victory over Staples. On the first play from scrimmage, fullback Paul Straka raced 56 yards for a score.

60 years ago (1952)

A Brainerd man was taken into custody by Carlton County officials and charged with aiding and abetting the shining of deer. He was one of four men charged after authorities stalked them through Jay Cooke state park for eight days and nights.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Tomorrow Only – Don’t Miss It! The ace outdoor star Tim McCoy starring in “Two Fisted Law.” A roaring, tearing outdoor thriller, also starring Alice Day and featuring Tuffy Marshall, Wallace MacDonald and John Wayne. Palace Theatre.

100 years ago (1912)

Pete Anderson took possession of the lobby of a prominent hotel Sunday evening and it took the entire police force, consisting of the chief and two patrolmen, to dislodge the belligerent man. In court this morning he paid a fine of $10 plus costs.

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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