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This was Brainerd September 17


20 years ago (1992)

(Adv.) It’s Truck Season! 1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE - $16,988; 1991 Nissan 4X2, 38,000 miles, factory warranty - $7,688; 1985 Ford Bronco – V8, automatic - $6,999; Marv Schultz’s Brainerd Nissan – 308 NW 8th Street – Brainerd.

30 years ago (1982)

The multi-million dollar construction project under way at St. Joseph’s Hospital may be up-to-date in many respects, but the centuries-old tradition of the Benedictine Sisters has its place. Sister Vivian Arts said 7 medals of St. Benedict have been placed in the concrete columns.

40 years ago (1972)

Two men were arraigned in criminal court this morning on charges of having held up the Tom Thumb Superette on S. 6th Street. Police said the two were arrested later that night while allegedly assaulting a Duluth man behind the Lakeside Bar in downtown Brainerd.

60 years ago (1952)

Mayor Levi Johnson recently received a letter from Col. Carl Erickson, who left Brainerd with the 194th National Guard unit, that he will return to Brainerd on January 1. Col. Erickson is now stationed in Tokyo, Japan, and can compare what he saw there in 1945.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) The picture they couldn’t praise enough, and the Palace Theatre is proud to present this great film from the novel by Minnesota’s own Sinclair Lewis. Ronald Colman and Helen Hayes star in “Arrowsmith.” Midnight show tonight!

100 years ago (1912)

The city council considered the matter of raising the license fee for saloons from $500 to $1,000 per year. The vote was 5 to 5. Mayor H. P. Dunn broke the tie, voting “no.” He said the independent saloon would be harmed and replaced by corporate ownership.

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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