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This was Brainerd — Dec. 2


20 years ago (1993)

When it comes to health care, everyone agrees that something has to be done. Fifty citizens gathered here at a meeting sponsored by Region 5 to discuss the problems and promises of health care reform. Big items were cost, access to care and rationing.

30 years ago (1983)

(Adv.) Crime Stoppers! A Northeast Brainerd man reported the burglary of his storage shed, the thieves taking a Honda Big Red 3-wheeler. If you have information on this crime, call Crime Stoppers. You may remain anonymous and may receive a reward.

40 years ago (1973)

(Photo) Maddy Masem, son of Mrs. Georgia Masem, Brainerd, and a third-year student at the Univ. of Minn. Medical School, has been elected president of the Medical Student Council. He will attend the American Medical Assn. convention in Anaheim, Calif.

60 years ago (1953)

Tonight a couple of dozen members of the Jaycees will gather at the Brainerd Chamber office to bag candy for the big Rural Kiddies Christmas Party tomorrow. Up to 2,400 kids are expected for the 9:15 a.m. movies at both theatres, followed by a visit from Santa.

80 years ago (1933)

Nearly half of the county’s quota of jobs under the Civil Works Admin. will be filled when an additional 150 men go to work on various projects approved by the state. This brings the total employed to 350, just under half the allotment of 752 workers.

100 years ago (1913)

(Adv.) Take Skauge’s “Never Cough!” To loosen that tightness in the chest. For that dry hacking cough. To clear the lungs. To break up a cold. You know where to get it – only at Skauge Drug. Co. – 712 Laurel Street – Brainerd.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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