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This was Brainerd - June 10


20 years ago (1993)

A suspect, chased by law enforcement last night at speeds over 100 miles per hour, slipped away. The chase went west on County 117, through Meadowview Manor, into the woods, then east and south, losing him at South Long Lake. The car was a Camaro with no plates.

30 years ago (1983)

A knife-wielding bandit hit Sportland Bait and Tackle in Nisswa, but fled after he was refused money by a store owner who said “You’ve got to be kidding.” The suspect, a 19-year-old rural Brainerd man, was arrested minutes later thanks to a license plate number.

40 years ago (1973)

(Photo) Packing and sewing are part of the last minute preparations that Kathy Lord (Miss Brainerd) and her mother, Helen, are making for Kathy’s trip to the Miss Minnesota pageant in Austin. There, she will compete with about 50 other queens.

60 years ago (1953)

Purchase of the outstanding shares of the Brainerd Dispatch Newspaper Co. from the W.J. McGiffin Newspaper Co. was announced today by H.F. McCollough, Dispatch publisher. McCollough, McGiffin and W.D. Junkin purchased the paper in 1931.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) FOR SALE! Fine chicken ranch in the city, with good 4-room house and basement, barn and large chicken house. Also, 7-room all modern house on Northside. Low price and easy terms. F.E. Ebner – Phone 82.

100 years ago (1913)

George Badeaux has graduated from the University of Minnesota, receiving a bachelor of science degree and graduating from the medical department. Following his six-year course at the university he is now interning at St. Paul City and County Hospital.

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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