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This was Brainerd: Feb. 8


20 years ago (1993)

Filing dates have been set for the May 18 school board election. Seats currently held by Jan Moran and Jon Haapajoki will be up for re-election. The school board approved opening a polling site in Crow Wing Township, providing it is handicapped accessible.

30 years ago (1983)

When an ice angler hauls in a nice crappie lured to the hook by a minnow, he should thank the minnow harvester. Every 36 hours, Jerry Henry, Pillager, and Charlie Brown, Motley, pull their minnow traps from a shallow lake in the Pillsbury State Forest.

40 years ago (1973)

(Photo) John Tanner, president of the Brainerd Jaycees, presents Sen. Winston Borden, Brainerd, with the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. Borden’s name will now be placed in competition for Outstanding Young Man of Minnesota.

60 years ago (1953)

(Adv.) Early Week Specials! Boneless Beef Stew – lb. 59 cents; Quality Ground Beef – 3 lbs. $1.00; Lean Tender Pork Steak – lb. 39 cents; Sugar – 10 lb. bag 95 cents; Fresh Creamery Butter – lb. 59 cents. Red Owl – Brainerd’s low Priced Super Market.

80 years ago (1933)

The bill reinstating boxing in the state, and sponsored by the American Legion, has passed. The local post has received approval by the city council to apply for a license with the state boxing commission. Local boxing fans are enthusiastic for the move.

100 years ago (1913)

That the matter of a public market is being considered by farmers and other land owners of the county is evidenced by replies being received by the Boosters Club to the letter sent out recently to 500 area residents. Several positive responses have been received.

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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