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This was Brainerd - Oct. 11


20 years ago (1992)

One half of the Warrior football game against Little Falls was classic Central Lakes Conference football – a few passing plays and a lot of ball-control running. Then the Flyers tried several trick plays, but Brainerd came out with a 14-13 victory.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Acting Fire Chief Paul Affeldt points to the new license plates that many volunteer fire fighters have purchased so their vehicles will be more easily recognized as they head to a fire. The license plates display an “F” to make them stand out.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) The Mississippi River is still producing fine catches, including this five-pound, half-ounce smallmouth bass, caught by Lance Smith. He displays it here with an assist from guide Tom Rosenberger. They weighed it in at Southside Conoco.

60 years ago (1952)

Pequot Lakes is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its incorporation at “Bean Hole” day, sponsored by the Commercial Club. Activities include a kitten ball game between merchants and area farmers, a tug-of-war and a wood cutting contest for women.

80 years ago (1932)

“Skidding” has been chosen by the class advisers as the junior class play at Washington High School. It is a comedy in three acts dealing with politics of the day. It had a long run on Broadway. Class advisers are Miss Mildred O’Brien and Mr. John Chalberg.

100 years ago (1912)

William Jennings Bryan’s special train arrived at noon and, despite the pelting rain, crowds filled the depot grounds. The great speaker’s voice was heard by every one of the large audience and rain did not dampen their enthusiasm. Downtown stores were closed.

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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