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This was Brainerd - Oct. 16


20 years ago (1992)

Two Brainerd High School debaters declared Bill Clinton the winner of the presidential debate with Pres. George H. W. Bush. Their coach, Doug Johnson, said it was a tie, meaning that Bush lost by default. “Bush failed to deliver the punch he needed.”

30 years ago (1982)

The enterprising Elk River Elks forced a Brainerd fumble on the first play from scrimmage, going from there to a TD and a 27-0 halftime lead. Coach Ron Stolski’s Warriors came back with three TDs in the second half, but sustained a 33-18 loss.

40 years ago (1972)

Two adults and a juvenile were arrested only hours after a house was burglarized, with nine guns and $65 in old coins taken. The sheriff’s office said the guns stolen from the Marv Mertens residence were recovered in the burglars’ car, but not the coins.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Holiday Cake! (Not ordinary fruit cake.) Available now for overseas shipment. The finest we have ever made, with pecans, cherries, pineapple and dates. In a holiday tin for shipping or gifting. One-pound size - $1.95. Akre’s Quality Bakery – 214 S. 7th St.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) 67.5 and Up Octane! This is a premium gasoline. Free from dope – will not knock. Just 17.8 cents per gallon. Try a tank of this Super Gas and be convinced. “Why Pay More?” Brainerd Gas Pool – 9th and Laurel Streets.

100 years ago (1912)

The newly christened township of Lake, being certain territory detached from Klondike, will have to choose another name, as there is a Lake township in Wabasha County. A suggested name would be Woolford Township, to be named after Uncle Dick Woolford.

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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