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This Was Brainerd - March 4


20 years ago (1994)

Tiffany Nelson is making a habit of hitting game-winning three-point baskets at the buzzer. Last year her last second shot won the state Class AA consolation game. Now she hit a three-pointer for Brainerd to beat No. 1 seeded Apollo 59-56 in sectional play.

30 years ago (1984)

Brainerd’s Jim Caughey repeated as the state 132-pound Class AA wrestling champion with an 8-1 decision over Steve Knutson of Bemidji. It was his 22nd straight victory this season, and Caughey finished his Warrior career with 52 consecutive wins.

40 years ago (1974)

(Photo) Wrecking crews and divers spent three days on – and in – Bay Lake when this truck plunged through the ice, almost pinning driver Bill Abear. The 70,000-pound truck and trailer were hauling tornado-downed timber from an island offshore.

60 years ago (1954)

Development of a shopping center in West Brainerd will begin this spring, according to owner Joe Gustafson. Located between River Drive and NW 3rd St., the first phase will house Brainerd Super Valu, which will move from the O’Brien Bldg,, destroyed by fire.

80 years ago (1934)

A reward of $50 for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for one of the 25 robberies in rural areas was offered by the county board, based on a committee report from Richard Parks, Martin Dullum and George Rardin, all of Nisswa.

100 years ago (1914)

(Adv.) A boarding house is needed at the new town of Woodrow on the Cuyuna Range. Land will be given to parties who build a proper boarding house and run it for the accommodation of miners employed at the new Canadian-Cuyuna mine.

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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