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This was Brainerd - Nov. 26


20 years ago (1992)

The public will have one last say before a route for the Hwy 371 bypass is designated. MnDOT has released a revised draft of the Tier 1 environmental impact statement. After a public hearing, MnDOT will choose one of two remaining routes.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Santa Claus arrived in downtown Brainerd today, on a fire truck rather than a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Nathan Nolting was one of many children who waited this morning for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap.

40 years ago (1972)

The O’Brien Department Store will close its doors in February and reopen a few weeks later as an Ehler’s Fashion Center operated by new owners, it was announced today by Tom O’Brien. He will open an office on S. 8th Street to conduct other family business.

60 years ago (1952)

An official report signed by the recount board and turned into district court today showed Charles Halsted won the state representative race by 162 votes over Verner Anderson. Anderson led by 24 votes on Election Day, but errors were found in the Crosby votes.

80 years ago (1932)

Answering the challenge of helping the needy without solicitation, and exerting its characteristic generosity, the Brainerd Elks Lodge sent in the first donation to the Brainerd Community Relief fund drive. The check was for $25. Goal is $5,000.

100 years ago (1912)

M.D. Stoner, manager of the Cuyuna Range Power Co., is buying turkeys today to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for his pole line crews which are now camped near the city limits at East Oak Street.

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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