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This was Brainerd-Jan. 12


20 years ago (1994)

Pine River council member Ed Balk tried quietly to adjourn the city council meeting before Mayor Shirley “Bunny” Anderson could resign. He was unsuccessful. She tearfully made her resignation speech capping 13 years as mayor. She is moving to Nevada.

30 years ago (1984)

After nearly ten months of negotiations, the Brainerd school board and its teaching staff have reached a settlement calling for a 15 percent raise over two years, including fringes. Supt. Bob Gross and Dave Eades of the teachers union both feel good about the contract.

40 years ago (1974)

The City of Brainerd needs a fire station on the north side of the railroad tracks, and four more men to man the present and new stations, said Fire Chief Ray Shortridge. He wanted a $100,000 bond for it placed on the December ballot, but the council said no.

60 years ago (1954)

Whether the Washington High School band marches in Winnipeg this year in brand new uniforms depends on the school board. Director Dan Campbell and choir director Curt Hansen need $10,000 to replace uniforms and choir gowns that are 12 years old.

80 years ago (1934)

A verdict of $275 against A.J. Smith and $810 against Milton Hoopman was returned in district court in favor of Gilbert Phillips. The suit alleged the men were responsible for putting out poison bran mash which killed a herd of cows owned by Phillips.

100 years ago (1914)

W.E. Lively sold several Harley-Davidsons last week during his big motorcycle sale. He is arranging the second floor of his building to be used as a hall for the newly formed Harley-Davidson motorcycle club. It will be ready in a few weeks.

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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