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This was Brainerd - Jan. 7


20 years ago (1994)

Long a supporter of amateur athletics at all levels, Jon Haapajoki has now become a professional sports booster. The executive director of the Brainerd Chamber since 1992, he has taken a position as VP of marketing with the new Brainerd Bears baseball team.

30 years ago (1984)

(Adv.) Only Republic Airlines “Sun Trips” come with a rain check. If it rains between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on more than half the days of your one or two week vacation we’ll fly you there again. Round trip. Free. There’s no extra charge for the Republic Rain Check.

40 years ago (1974)

Brainerd Golden Glovers were victorious in 12 of 14 bouts against Twin Cities opponents at the National Guard Armory. There wasn’t a TKO registered all night, indicating how well-matched the boxers were. Paul Streiff’s 150-pound bout was probably the highlight.

60 years ago (1954)

Three men are being held, one in Fargo, N.D., and two in Glendive, Mont. as suspects in stealing a safe containing $1,000 from the Ironton American Legion on New Year’s Day. Sheriff Roy Wicklund has questioned the three and will start extradition proceedings.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) The Biggest Cast of Stars in Film History! Jean Harlow, John and Lionel Barrymore, Jean Hersholt, Marie Dressler. Billie Burke, Wallace Beery and many more in “Dinner at Eight,” now showing at the Paramount Theatre.

100 years ago (1914)

The result of yesterday’s special election saw the proposed new charter defeated, but not by a large margin. The $22,000 bond for bridging the fill and $75,000 bond for a new city hall were both passed. The proposition to build the city hall at 5th and Laurel passed 550 to 529.

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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