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This was Brainerd — Dec. 5


20 years ago (1992)

The Warrior hockey team’s comeback bid fell short in its season-opening 5-4 loss at Fergus Falls. Brainerd trailed 3-0 after one period and was down 4-0 in the second before picking up two goals. They scored twice in the 3rd to tie it, but Fergus scored to win it.

30 years ago (1982)

At long last, Brainerd dentist Dr. Jack Echternacht, whose name is associated with the YMCA and the Civic Center, has been elected, and more importantly has accepted, the title of Citizen of the Year. He could have had the title years before, but wouldn’t take it.

40 years ago (1972)

The Brainerd City Council voted 5-2 in favor of buying the 17 voting machines that they had rented for the recent election. The net cost is $32,000. Aldermen Tom Anderson and Otto Heikkenen said their constituents were against machines, and thus voted no.

60 years ago (1952)

(Photo) Gov. C. Elmer Anderson and businessman George McPheeters are pictured as they drop the first donations of 1952 into the Salvation Army kettle held by Lt. Clinton Waters. Kettles are in place in the business district, with proceeds to help the needy.

80 years ago (1932)

A policy of drastic reductions in admission prices is in effect today at the Palace movie theatre, instituted by manager Ben Ashe “So that everyone may be able to afford the diversion and entertainment the screen offers. This follows similar cuts at the Paramount Theatre.

100 years ago (1912)

Al Erath, aged 70, one of the first settlers of the county, drowned in Bay Lake yesterday while attempting to walk across the ice to the post office. Rendered honey-combed by warm weather, the ice gave way and he drowned where his cousin perished 5 years ago.

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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