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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 21


20 years ago (1992)

History reveals that it is not an easy task negotiating a fire protection contract between the city of Brainerd and the Rural Fire Assn. This one is no different. After a year of negotiations, the association did not approve the city’s current proposal.

30 years ago (1982)

Diver Vicki Clifford will be Brainerd’s only entrant in next week’s State Swimming and Diving meet at the Univ. of Minnesota. She finished third in the Section 4 championships at Bemidji State, compiling a career best score of 325.85 points.

40 years ago (1972)

The Brainerd City Council has passed salary increases amounting to $40 a month for department heads and $39 monthly for all others. They also delayed a decision on purchasing 17 voting machines for $36,000. They had been rented for the recent election.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Beautifully styled chrome-finish smoker stands with Automatic Lighter. Two ash trays and match holder. Comes with massive marble base and large silver chrome pleated top with pleated edge. Just $4.95 at Patek Furniture.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Thanksgiving – See us for Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Chickens. Cranberries – 2 lbs. 23 cents; Sweet Potatoes – 6 lbs. 25 cents; Celery – two large bunches 15 cents; Leg of Lamb – lb. 15 cents; Beef Chuck Roast – lb. 7 cents. Red Owl Food Stores.

100 years ago (1912)

(Adv.) Guns to Rent: Double hammer, hammer and hammerless, pump guns and automatics. Guns to Sell: The largest stock north of the Twin Cities. 75,000 loaded shells in stock. Come where you can get a get load for game. White Bros. – 616 Laurel Street.

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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