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This was Brainerd - Jan 17


20 years ago (1993)

The Warrior boys’ basketball team gave unbeaten and top-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall a run before falling 82-77. The Warrior girls, ranked No. 1 in the state, lost to the 6th-ranked C-DH Raiders by 54-51 in a tough, physical contest.

30 years ago (1983)

Strong play by forward Kitty Brown with 22 points, and guard Mary Lofstrom with 15, led Coach Roger Nibbe’s Warriors to a 54-51 basketball triumph over Willmar. The win ended a 3-game losing streak for Brainerd and marked their fifth win in nine games.

40 years ago (1973)

The Brainerd boys’ gymnastics team, behind five 1st place finishes, won its fourth dual meet against no defeats by 107.45-98.85 over Moorhead. Tim Lander took the side horse, Bruce Green the trampoline and Bruce Tabor won the tumbling competition.

60 years ago (1953)

Pvt. Charles Morgan of Brainerd was killed in action in Korea on June 12, 1952, according to a report from the Army received by his parents. Pvt. Morgan, who had been listed as missing in action, had only been in Korea a short time.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) Elizabeth Johnstone Graham announces the re-opening of her Piano Classes at her studio – 507 North 4th Street – Brainerd. Telephone 1148-J or 1172.

100 years ago (1913)

A bartender, who had been employed at Dee Holden’s saloon for more than a year, decamped on the 4 a.m. morning train for Duluth, carrying in his jeans $250 to $300 of his boss’s money. Chief Ridley wired ahead and the man was caught at Carlton.

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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