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This Was Brainerd - March 2


20 years ago (1994)

A home on South 6th Street had a built-in sprinkler system, of sorts. The fire department was called to the home to extinguish a fire in the bathroom trash can. However, the heat burst a plastic water pipe, extinguishing the fire before firefighters arrived.

30 years ago (1984)

A pair of gypsy “quick change artists” paid a visit to Brainerd and, after some alleged sleight-of-hand at the cash register, left five city stores $995 poorer. Police officer Irv Tollefson said the two women are in a Wisconsin court and will be extradited here.

40 years ago (1974)

(Adv.) Dance Saturday Night to: “Ginter Tainers” at the Eagles; “Chuck and His Western-Hers” at the Brainerd Legion; “Burnt Ice” at the Wagon Wheel; “The Country Cousins” at the Silver Dollar; “Bev and the Moonlighters” at the Oak Lawn Tavern.

60 years ago (1954)

The Brainerd American Legion post recently donated $2,000 to the Legionville Safety Patrol Camp, Inc., and got the ball rolling for a $60,000 state Legion patrol camp to be erected on North Long Lake, about 10 miles north of Brainerd.

80 years ago (1934)

Great impetus in the “save a life” campaign to raise the final funds for the polio iron lung came with a gift of $50 from a Deerwood woman today. Coupled with the $46.75 raised at a delightful dancing party at Gardner’s Hall, it brought the total closer to the goal.

100 years ago (1914)

Shooting or trapping wolves is rare sport in this county. Since the beginning of the year hunters have received $1,243 bounty for 113 wolves killed. Atop the list is Fritz Siekel of Whitefish Lake, with 13. Occasionally hides are sent to the auditor via parcel post.

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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