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This was Brainerd - Sept. 23


20 years ago (1992)

The Brainerd City Council agreed to purchase the burned-out lot at S. 7th and Front Streets on two conditions. First, that the owner bring the abstract up to date and, second, that a downtown business group raise $18,000 to pave the lot for parking.

30 years ago (1982)

Randy Matich was found not guilty of murder and arson yesterday by a jury of six men and six women who deliberated three hours. Matich had been charged with setting the house fire that killed Dorothy Lieber and her son John. He was immediately released.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Ken Kramer, outgoing commander of Company A, receives his 1st Lieutenant’s bars from LtCol Melvin Wendorff, commander of the 367th Engineer Battalion. Kramer will move to a staff position as Capt. Richard Foster takes command of Company A.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) A Vogue Special! A basketful for only 90 cents! Southern Fried Chicken, Gobs of Golden French Fried Potatoes, Buttered Toast and Coffee. Served daily from 9 p.m. to closing. An added feature of the Vogue Supper Club and Dugout Lounge.

80 years ago (1932)

Escorted by Coaches Bill Dammann and Ben Taylor, a squad of 20 lads hopeful of winning a place on the roster of the Brainerd football team left for Wadena where they play their inaugural game tonight. By agreement, Wadena has not practiced under the lights.

100 years ago (1912)

The saloon in Sylvan owned by Pat McCabe, a former Brainerd resident, burned to the ground last night between 9 and 10 p.m. It entailed a loss of $4,000 on which there was only $1,000 insurance. McCabe was sleeping and barely escaped with his life.

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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