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This was Brainerd - Feb. 1

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FEBRUARY 1

20 years ago (1993)

Brainerd-Baxter residents love to gamble. That’s according to a study by two social anthropologists. Similar studies were done in Willmar and Virginia. The results will be used to develop a statewide program of treatment for compulsive gamblers.

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30 years ago (1983)

Dick Endres, who has spearheaded Camp Confidence Celebrity Golf Tournaments for nine years, is getting help to expand to fishing and tennis. Jim Boos will head tennis and Nick Adams will take the fishing. Keith Glasgow will chair the golf tournament.

40 years ago (1973)

(Adv.) Shrimp Dinner Special! The greatest shrimp dinner bargain in town. Delicious, golden brown, jumbo Gulf shrimp, fries, cole slaw, roll and butter – just $1.99. Perkins Cake & Steak House – West Washington Street – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1953)

Memo to Fred Kellett: Thanks for the tip, coach, but nobody at Crosby Friday believed there was anything wrong with Bill Selisker. The injured Warrior guard was 7 for 9 in the 1st half as his flashy ball handling and 19 points led to a 64-48 win over the Rangers.

80 years ago (1933)

The heavy snowfall of several days ago provided employment for 70 men, thus helping relieve unemployment and place a few dollars in circulation. The men work at night in four-hour shifts to remove snow from intersections and city property.

100 years ago (1913)

The sole topic of conversation on the Cuyuna Range this week has been the proposed tonnage tax on iron ore. Carl Zapffe of Brainerd, well versed in these matters, calls the tax bill “an iniquitous measure, striking at the vitals of our local area.”

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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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