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This was Brainerd - Dec. 4


20 years ago (1993)

(Photo) Bob Olson has been a mayor, a grain elevator owner and ran a hardware store. Now he’s co-owner of a country bar in downtown Brainerd. Line dance instructors at Buffalo Run give lessons at free line dancing classes Monday and Tuesday nights.

30 years ago (1983)

C-I guard Greg Selisker, looking in mid-season form, put on a shooting demonstration against Brainerd, scoring 31 points. But the Warriors had better depth, led by Todd Erickson’s 26 points and 16 from Mark Vanek, and won by a score of 67-53.

40 years ago (1973)

Homeowners who fight the gasoline shortage by storing gasoline in their homes may be playing with fire – literally. Warnings from Fire Chief Ray Shortridge and the state fire marshal caution against doing so. But if you must, store it away from your home.

60 years ago (1953)

(Adv.) Dancing Every Saturday Night! Howie Hill and his Fine Band. All women admitted free. Your choice for $1.00: Genuine Italian Spaghetti, Chicken Chow Mein or ½ Fried Chicken with French Fries. Club LaGuyal – West of Brainerd.

80 years ago (1933)

A Pine River store night watchman is in St. Joseph’s Hospital suffering from a bullet wound received in an exchange of gunfire in an attempted robbery. He also suffered a blow to the head. A 31-year-old man and 16-year-old stepson are being held by police.

100 years ago (1913)

The county is agitating the question of building a new court house. To offset the cost, and thus the increase in indebtedness, they have the county poor farm. It is rich in minerals. Several bids for a lease have been made. This would pay for the court house and more.

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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