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This was Brainerd - Jan. 18

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JANUARY 18

20 years ago (1993)

(Edit.) It was tough sledding but the Brainerd City Council came up with at least a temporary solution to the problem of getting snowmobiles through south Brainerd. Jim Dehen summed it up by saying the solution wasn’t perfect, just better than the other choices.

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30 years ago (1983)

County Judge Robert Ryan, chair of the airport commission, told the Brainerd City Council last night that lawsuits are expected in wake of the recent Republic Airlines crash here. The commission has insurance but, if any awards are higher, taxpayers will pay.

40 years ago (1973)

Nisswa authorities are making periodic spot checks on snowmobile operation within the village limits. Last Saturday, Al Cheney, police officer, and Woody Sherman, conservation officer, cited six snowmobilers for having no registration.

60 years ago (1953)

(Adv.) Donut Days! Tuesday and Wednesday get Frosted Donuts for just 29 cents a dozen. At Boeder’s Diner on Washington Street and the Maple Leaf Grill.

80 years ago (1933)

Since last June 21, Uncle Sam has been charging a “nuisance tax” of two cents on every check written in the United States. An investigation by the Dispatch shows 22,000 checks written here in December, adding up to $5,280 in fees each year, all to help balance the budget.

100 years ago (1913)

It took the combined efforts of the Crosby town basketball team to defeat the YMCA last night, the score being 34 to 23. The YMCA quint played fine ball and deserves credit for holding down the score. The Crosby five were certainly all stars and fine athletes.

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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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