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This was Brainerd - Feb. 26


20 years ago (1993)

Six talented Brainerd students recently participated in the Minnesota Children’s Honors Choir. They were: Annie Person and Jessica Harrison from Baxter Elementary, Christine Dallaire from Lowell, Jessica Collinsfrom from Harrison and Jesse Larson from Whittier.

30 years ago (1983)

S & L Stores, headquartered in Minneapolis, has announced it will open a Bostwick’s store in the Brainerd Mall on March 1st. The store specializes in women’s apparel and will be managed by Phil Riley, who was manager of the recently closed S & L store.

40 years ago (1973)

(Photos) Ted Blomlie, manager of Ray’s Sign Co., was rescued by the fire department’s Snorkel truck yesterday when a large sign on the Land O’ Lakes building pulled free and caused the sign company truck’s boom ladder to snap. Blomlie was uninjured.

60 years ago (1953)

Friday afternoon when Ray Hall lifts his leather mail pouch from his shoulder for the last time it will mark the end of 42 years and 8 months of service as a mail carrier. That is the longest service in the history of the Brainerd post office.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) Starts Tomorrow! Broadway’s Diamond Darling in a gusty, lusty roaring romance of the “Frankie and Johnnie” days in the Bowery. See Mae West starring in “She Done Him Wrong,” with Cary Grant and Gilbert Roland. The Paramount Theatre.

100 years ago (1913)

Dr. J. L. Camp has sold to Robert Whiteside, a prominent Duluth mining man, 400 acres plus options to explore an additional 600 acres. The property lies in Dr. Camp’s beautiful farm near the Mississippi. Drills are already working below the farm house near the river.

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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