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This was Brainerd - Feb. 15


20 years ago (1993)

Allegations that County Attorney Jack Graham isn’t prosecuting certain child sexual abuse cases have drawn attention from Twin Cities news media. The WCCO-TV “I-Team” ran “Justice Denied?” on its 10 p.m. news, and the Tribune had a front page story.

30 years ago (1983)

Sheldon Mayclin, boys’ basketball coach at Walker-Hackensack High School, walked off with the major loot at the Annual Eelpout Contest. Mayclin won various prizes for his 14-pound, one and a quarter ounce pout, just three-quarters of an ounce off the state record.

40 years ago (1973)

“I’d like to go see my mother now,” said Major Glen Perkins as he landed in an Air Force plane at the Brainerd airport. A half-hour later he was in Crosslake, telling his ill mother that she could now take off the POW bracelet she had been wearing for six years.

60 years ago (1953)

With their big center riding the bench with a sprained ankle, Fergus Falls was no match for the Warriors, who rolled easily to their sixth straight win, 70-44. This followed Brainerd’s previous night crushing of St. Cloud Tech by a score of 65-40.

80 years ago (1933)

Late today President Hoover signed the bill reducing the size of the Chippewa Indian reservation in northern Minnesota by excluding Crow Wing and other counties. An old treaty made it illegal to sell liquor in this county because it was reservation land.

100 years ago (1913)

Over lunch at the West Restaurant, Billy Vernon told us he “has engaged second cabin passage on the Caronia and will visit his ancestral estates in England.” His partner said “you can add to Billy’s story that he’s going whenever he can walk there.”

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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