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This was Brainerd — Nov. 27


20 years ago (1993)

It has taken team work to make the Brainerd Jaycees $100,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza what it is today – the most popular ice fishing contest in Minnesota. So it’s little surprise they’ve added a new twist – a team contest, according to chairman Don Ryan.

30 years ago (1983)

(Adv.) Wild Game Dinners! On Fri.-Sat.-Sun. enjoy Oven Roasted Pheasant and Duck, with mushroom sauce over wild rice. Includes appetizer, soup, salad bar and glass of wine. $8.95. The Quarterdeck at Pleasant Acres – On Gull Lake.

40 years ago (1973)

Brainerd voters will be making a decision on the old water tower next Tuesday. On the ballot is the question whether the city should sell $65,000 in bonds to preserve the 54-year-old landmark. In addition, city water and light has set aside $27,500 for the tower.

60 years ago (1953)

Mrs. Roy Wicklund, wife of Sheriff Roy Wicklund, cooked one of the largest Thanksgiving dinners in Brainerd, serving turkey and all trimmings to 23 prisoners. Police Chief Louis Rofidal said he served turkey to three prisoners, but didn’t cook it.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) Last Times Tonight – see “Hell Below” with Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Jimmy Durante and Robert Young. Starts Tomorrow: “Rasputin and the Empress,” starring John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. Paramount Theatre.

100 years ago (1913)

Leslie Bush, driving his new car donated by his baseball admirers in Philadelphia, struck and killed Louis Miller, 72, near the Roth Saloon on Front Street. An eyewitness said Bush was driving slowly with his lamps lit and blew his horn. A coroner’s jury ruled it accidental.

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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