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This was Brainerd - Jan. 8


20 years ago (1993)

Last year the Warrior girls made the state basketball rankings, went to St. Cloud Tech and promptly lost. This year they are unbeaten, ranked again and returned to St. Cloud. This time it was a different story as they beat the Tigers decisively for a 73-38 victory.

30 years ago (1983)

(Photo) Brainerd Police Officer Irv Tollefson looks over $2,500 worth of stolen property seized in a north Brainerd home. Items include TV sets, computer games, stereos, speakers and a calculator. It is believed they were stolen in at least six break-ins.

40 years ago (1973)

Sister Mary Patrick Klauck has resigned as administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd according to an announcement by the board of trustees. She has held the position since 1967. A successor will be named by the board and the Benedictine Sisters.

60 years ago (1953)

(Adv.) It’s A& P for Big Values! Potatoes – 48-lb. bag $2.29; Frozen Chicken Pies – 8 oz. 39 cents; Ground Beef – lb. 49 cents; Sirloin Steak – lb. 89 cents; Wonderfood Marshmallows – lb. 19 cents. A & P Food Stores – Brainerd.

80 years ago (1933)

Dedication of the Brainerd Gospel Tabernacle, newly completed edifice of the Assembly of God denomination, will be held on Jan. 10 and 11. Located at the corner of “A” Street and Gillis Ave., the $20,000 building replaces the old wooden church.

100 years ago (1913)

The need for a smoke ordinance providing for a smoke arrester in the business district at least, is the opinion of many business men. The smoke nuisance asserts itself on sub-zero days, when the morning showers of soot-laden smoke have caused much exasperation.

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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