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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 7


20 years ago (1994)

Sophomore Greg Hurt poured in a season-high 38 points to lead Brainerd Community College to a 106-104 win at Crookston. The Raiders led 106-101 before Crookston drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it close. Brainerd’s record is now 6-12.

30 years ago (1984)

M.R. “Bud” Burton, chairman of the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport Commission, tendered his resignation from that panel last night. Burton, who has been chair since June, 1983, said his decision was prompted by his commitment to winter in Florida.

40 years ago (1974)

A crowd gathered as the buzz of power saws split the air. The 70-foot tall, 200-year-old white pine at the corner of Hwy 371 and Nisswa’s Main Street had to be cut down. The landmark tree, visible from all approaches to Nisswa, had become a hazard to motorists.

60 years ago (1954)

Success of Brainerd’s first snow carnival has paved the way for the Jaycees to make it an annual event. Hundreds attended skating events at the Norwood rink, hundreds more were skiing at French Rapids and 168 anglers entered the ice fishing contest.

80 years ago (1934)

Outscoring their opponents in every quarter, Coach Dammann’s Warriors defeated a green Staples squad by 35-21, with reserves playing much of the second half. “Hoop” Smith led all scorers with 13 points before Brainerd emptied its bench.

100 years ago (1914)

John H. Hill, the father of Ironton and owner of the larger part of the Cuyuna-Duluth mine, was in Brainerd today. He joined the Brainerd Booster Club last night and will boost for Brainerd whenever he lets up boosting for Ironton.

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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