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This was Brainerd - Oct. 12


20 years ago (1992)

Silence fell over much of the city of Brainerd for a time on Monday when telephone service malfunctioned. It was caused by an electronic problem at the U.S. West office and suspended work at many businesses for about 30 minutes.

30 years ago (1982)

Rudy Vuchetich, 68, has had several jobs during his lifetime, but being a honey farmer is probably the sweetest of them all. For 20 years, Rudy and his son, Jim, have run Red Fox Apiary, producing 16,000 pounds of honey annually in rural Brainerd.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Al Leonard discusses his homemade airplane with pilot Steve Kurtz shortly before Kurtz took it up for a successful test flight. Leonard started on the project eight years ago and estimates he has 4,000 hours and $3,500 invested in the plane.

60 years ago (1952)

An aroused band of Aitkin Gobblers fired up for two fourth-quarter TDs at Roosevelt Field, just enough to cloud the Warrior homecoming with an unexpected 19-13 defeat. It was the third conference win for Aitkin and the third such loss for Brainerd.

80 years ago (1932)

The Daily Dispatch announces the issuance of a Sunday edition beginning October 16th, replacing the Saturday edition. For some time there has been a demand for a local Sunday paper. Meeting this demand by subscribers and advertisers drove the Dispatch decision.

100 years ago (1912)

Cuyler Adams, well known as the founder of the Cuyuna Iron Range, has become identified with the town of Oreland. This means that the man who discovered the range, and is involved in every aspect of mining, will help make Oreland the town on the south range.

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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