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This was Brainerd - Oct. 30


20 years ago (1992)

With just four days to go before the election, an unscientific, man-on-the-street poll showed only three voters undecided as to who to vote for as president. One will decide on election day; the other two won’t vote because they don’t like any candidate.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Arnold Anderson, stringed instrument craftsman from Garrison, finishes work on a cello that will sell for $4,500. He makes 10-12 instruments per year, with violins modeled after patterns by Italian master craftsman Antonio Stradivari.

40 years ago (1972)

Trailing 8-6 going into the 4th quarter, Fergus Falls JC erupted for four TDs and ripped the Brainerd JC Raiders 33-14 in the final game of the season. Brainerd’s only bright spot in the final quarter was Randy Fladebo’s 68-yard TD jaunt.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Quality Meats and Vegetables! Fresh Ground Beef – lb. 43 cents; Sliced Bacon Ends – lb. 18 cents; Sliced Bacon – 1 lb. pkg. 39 cents; U.S. Good Beef Roast – lb. 65 cents; Cello Wrapped Carrots – pkg. 19 cents. Riteway – 720 Laurel Street.

80 years ago (1932)

Preparation of ballots was completed by the office of County Auditor Fred Hagberg and they will be mailed tomorrow to the 54 county precincts. Printing of the county ballots was completed last week by the Dispatch Printery, with 13,800 ballots being ordered.

100 years ago (1912)

Nine extra policemen, in plain clothes, have been placed on the force by Chief Ridley to protect property. “No one,” said Ridley, “objects to a little innocent fun on Halloween night. But anyone found doing damage will be arrested.”

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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