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This was Brainerd - Oct. 7


20 years ago (1992)

They were close enough to grab the cigar. Members of the Downtown Business Council raised $14,000 of the $18,000 the city asked before a parking lot would be built. But the city decided that was close enough when construction bids came in at $12,500.

30 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) We’re Celebrating our 18th Anniversary with “Western Days!” Chuck Wagon 6 oz. Steak - $4.95; Wrangler Cut Steak - $6.50; Western Batter Fried Steak - $4.50; Side Saddle Special Seafood Platter - $11.95. Harold’s Club – Just Under the Overpass.

40 years ago (1972)

Rick Nolan is 28, talks a little like Walter Mondale and is running on Mondale’s coattails in a bid to become Minnesota’s 6th District congressman. Nolan, a political veteran despite his youth, could be a sleeper and pull off an upset against veteran John Zwach.

60 years ago (1952)

Word was received that Lt. Eugene (Scoop) Johnson, son of the Fred Johnsons, Brainerd, was killed in action in Korea. He died when his fighter bomber, flying off the carrier Kearsage, was shot down. He was a graduate of both Brainerd high school and junior college.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Quality Meats from Koering! Chuck Roast – lb. 11 cents; Rib Stew – lb. 7 cents Pot Roast – lb. 8 cents; Steaks – Round, Sirloin or T-Bone – lb. 15 cents; Lamb Chops – lb. 15 cents; Gold Medal Flour – 49 lb. bag $1.25. Trade in Northeast at C. J. Koering.

100 years ago (1912)

The St. Paul Pioneer Press published Leslie Bush’s picture and gave the Philadelphia Athletics pitcher a half column write-up. Bush, from Brainerd, is probably the youngest pitcher in the major leagues, says the Pioneer Press.

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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