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Dec. 30 This was Brainerd

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DECEMBER 30

20 years ago (1992)

Bruce Backberg is thankful to be alive after surviving several minutes of terror when a gunman shot up a Bemidji bar where he was playing as drummer for the Lonesome Road Band. The Riverton resident said a shot went through his drum, missing a woman hiding behind it.

30 years ago (1982)

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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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