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This was Brainerd - Feb. 12


20 years ago (1993)

The Rural Fire Assn. is not quite ready to extinguish its relationship with Brainerd. The association, which rejected Brainerd’s last proposal, voted at its annual meeting to make one last effort to negotiate a joint fire district agreement.

30 years ago (1983)

In a painful move aimed at balancing an embattled budget, a Brainerd School Board committee recommended a second round of cuts that, combined with the first round, would lay off a total of 81.5 district employees. This includes 36.5 teachers.

40 years ago (1973)

Sister Mary Patrick Klauck, administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital, said there will be no abortions performed here. She issued the statement following questions arising from the recent Supreme Court decision known as Roe vs. Wade.

60 years ago (1953)

Grand opening of the new ski lodge at the ski hill north of the airport will be held Sunday afternoon. It was built from two railroad box cars by the Brainerd Ski Club and Brainerd Exchange Club. Several ski runs are open and there is one rope tow operating.

80 years ago (1933)

An “almanack,” as it was spelled then, and dated 1812, was found by Zane Smith of Brainerd as he was rummaging around in the attic of his home. The well-worn book contained short poems, weather notes, etc. and was 36 pages in length.

100 years ago (1913)

I. U. White, while driving from his lake cottage at Gull Lake to Brainerd, lost his big white horse, King. King was hitched up with Prince and both had trotted very fast to catch up with another team, when King reared, staggered and fell dead in the roadway.

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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