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This was Brainerd


20 years ago (1992)

Truly, it was a team effort. Buoyed by six first-place finishes, and the fact that all participants were eligible to score, the Warrior girls claimed their first 8AAA True Team Track and Field championship at Adamson Field. Moorhead was second.

30 years ago (1982)

Ten sticks of dynamite and some blasting caps were removed from an Emily residence after a woman called saying that she found them in her late brother’s house. Deputy Skip Rudquist said the dynamite was ten years old and will be destroyed at the bomb disposal range.

40 years ago (1972)

(Adv.) Sunday Dinner Specials! One-half Baked Chicken and Dumplings - $1.95; Beef Pot Roast and Vegetables - $1.95; Large U.S. Choice Sirloin Steak - $3.95; Filet of Walleye Dinner - $3.95. Log Cabin Restaurant and Lounge – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1952)

Bea Ross, Dispatch city editor, watched the spraying for caterpillars from a Civil Air Patrol plane flying 1,000 feet above the city. The spray planes were flying only 10 to 20 feet above treetop level as they methodically sprayed 700 gallons up and down streets.

80 years ago (1932)

A petition bearing the signatures of 1,200 Univ. of Minnesota students will be presented to Dean Edward Nicholson, asking for the reinstatement of Carl Zapffe, Jr., a student from Brainerd. Zapffe was expelled as part of the incident involving student elections.

100 years ago (1912)

J. S. Buttolph, a Pequot banker, caught a muscallonge at the Mississippi dam Sunday which tipped the scales at 36 pounds. He had to hire two men to carry it to the hotel for him. It is said to be the biggest fish caught for years in this part of the country.

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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