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This was Brainerd - December 3

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This was Brainerd - December 3
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20 years ago (1993)

There’s no going back now – the Motley and Staples school districts will solidify a rocky romance and be permanently joined as of July 1. Staples approved the merger by almost 8-to-1, with 788 yes and 101 no votes. Motley was closer, voting 560 yes and 490 no.


30 years ago (1983)

With forfeit wins at two of the first three weights, the Warriors got off to a fast start against Wadena and raced to a 52-7 victory, avenging a loss to Wadena last year. Brainerd evens its record after losing the opener to Moorhead, 32-24.

40 years ago (1973)

(Adv.) Do you want a kitten? Do you have a kitten to give away? Bring them to Gibson’s and we will find a home for them. Small kittens only, please. Gibson’s – Hwys 210 and 25 – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1953)

Despite a recommendation made by the city council in 1952 that fluoride be added to the city water supply, the Water and Light Board quietly shelved the project, it was learned today after inquiries by the Dispatch. Many local organizations are in favor of fluoride.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) Radiator Protection! Alcohol is still the safest and cheapest anti-freeze for auto radiators. Alcohol – quart 15 cents – gal. 60 cents; High-Test Gasoline – gal. 16 cents; Anti-Knock Gasoline – gal. 17 cents. Minnesota Gas & Oil Co. – 316 S. 6th Street.

100 years ago (1913)

Frank Wright showed his generosity last week when he distributed portions of deer meat among his friends. Frank said he never knew he had so many friends, and some are still coming in to get a slice. He had his roasted on Sunday and every mouthful was a feast.

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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