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This was Brainerd - Oct. 17

20 years ago (1992)

Brainerd police figure when an entire magic show disappears, it’s time to find the magician and see how he did it. Brainerd police are working with the state attorney general to see why ticket holders came to Tornstrom Auditorium and found it dark.

30 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) The No. 1 Spot on Gull Lake! Your Choice – Our Famous Ribs, a 10 oz. Blue Beard Burger or a 6 oz. Sirloin served with vegetable, potato and salad. Just $3.95. The Quarterdeck at Pleasant Acres.

40 years ago (1972)

The awarding of a bid for a city bus system was stymied for a second straight time at the Brainerd City Council meeting on a technicality. Reichert Bus bid $8,000 for a yearly contract, with option for a second. The council wanted a two-year bid.

60 years ago (1952)

Bethlehem English Lutheran Church was the scene of the wedding in which Lois LoRayne Bedal became the bride of Donald George Jensen on Oct. 11. The Rev. J. R. Michaelson officiated at the double ring candlelight service.

80 years ago (1932)

A 37-year-old used furniture dealer from Brainerd was dead after a fight at a dance at the Little Pine Resort on Saturday night. The deceased was said to have struck the first blow, according to a Dispatch interview with the accused assailant, who showed a cut lip.

100 years ago (1912)

Driven by the wind, a little partridge hit its head on a telephone pole and then struck the screen door of Charles Miller, 313 1st Ave. NE. It was roasted for supper. “We Northeast people don’t have to go hunting. The game flies right in the front door,” said Miller.

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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