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This Was Brainerd

MAY 17

20 years ago (1992)

Brainerd native Todd Revenig earned his 8th save of the season by retiring four batters as Huntsville took a 7-6 victory from Knoxville in the Class AA Southern League. In 13 appearances he has a 1.56 ERA, with hitters batting just .136 against him.

30 years ago (1982)

Brainerd will be one of three test sites for Northwestern Bell’s new experimental service that could allow some resident’s phone bills to be cut in half. Beginning June 12, residents will have the chance to sign up for “optional measured service.”

40 years ago (1972)

Brainerd High School seniors who take part in Commencement exercises will be decked out in caps and gowns it was decided by the school board. The decision came after a vote by seniors in which 301 said they wanted the formal wear, and 44 who said they didn’t.

60 years ago (1952)

Due to slack demand for paper used in the manufacture of wallpaper, which is the principal product of this mill, the Brainerd mill of the Northwest Paper Co. will shut down. The mill is expected to be shut down for two weeks, starting May 25.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Girls, would you like to marry a hero? See “It’s Tough to be Famous,” the hilarious comedy hit starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., at the Paramount. At the Palace see “The Menace,” starring H. B. Warner and Bette Davis. All seats 15 cents until 7:30 p.m.

100 years ago (1912)

J. L. Webb, boom master of the Mississippi & Rum River Boom Co., says the log drive Ed Lavoie made from Brainerd is now close to Little Falls. Lavoie will then return to Brainerd and make another log drive, this time with fresh logs cut during last winter.

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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