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This Was Brainerd - April 17


20 years ago (1992)

In honor of the heroic efforts of Jim Proell in saving the life of a battered woman, the Women’s Center of Mid-Minnesota will give him a plaque. A woman, wounded when shot by her husband, came to Proell’s house and he gave her shelter, despite being shot at himself.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) During Thursday’s Early Bird track meet at Don Adamson Field, Jim Kramer sails through the air in the long jump, winning the event at 21 feet. Kramer also went 41-3.5 to win the triple jump. Holly Brodmarkle won the girls’ high jump at 4-10.

40 years ago (1972)

(Adv.) Roger Miller and Realty Sales congratulate Don and Mary Jane Little, new owners of Minnewawa Lodge on Clark Lake in Nisswa. The resort has been operated by Fred and Joy Ann Pothoff for more than 40 years, before selling to the Littles.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Benefit Dance for the 1951 Labor Day Committee. Brainerd Armory, Friday, April 18th. Battle of Music by Musicians Union Local No. 487. Admission is 60 cents per person, tax included.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Downpour of Great Values in our April Sale! Everything in the store at huge discounts. 40 Pairs of Women’s Shoes – Your Choice 95 cents; Men’s Nunn Bush Oxfords - $6.50. The Booterie – 221 South 6th Street – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1912)

Tuesday evening Max Toltz, head of the Toltz Engineering Co., and supplier of electric light and power to the city, was hauled over the coals at the council meeting and toasted, roasted and grilled. The council and water and light board are very dissatisfied with the service.

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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