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This was Brainerd — Jan. 9


20 years ago (1993)

Striking a balance between quality of life and the community’s social, economic and environmental needs is the goal of a Crow Wing County growth plan. A task force will rely on sustainable development in devising a county land use plan.

30 years ago (1983)

Muggs Sjodin is going to have a new experience Friday. On that day, she and her family will go to Harold’s Club and be served a free dinner by the waitresses. For the past 22 years she has waited on patrons there but is now retiring after 38 years in the food business.

40 years ago (1973)

The temperatures could have been better, but enthusiasm and attendance were high at the 5th Annual Merrifield Marathons Snowmobile Derby. On Sunday, 3,400 fans saw Ron Blomlie take three titles and Terry Holm take two to lead the successful racers.

60 years ago (1953)

Brainerd will ask for protection at every rail crossing in the city, according to a special committee composed of the council street committee, the city attorney and city engineer. The city attorney will write Northern Pacific officials asking for a meeting next week.

80 years ago (1933)

A Cass County grand jury will consider charges against a 44-year-old Pine River area woman who shot an area farmer four times, killing him. The charge could be manslaughter or murder. She says she will plead self defense, saying he attacked her with a club.

100 years ago (1913)

The 9th annual graduation exercises of the training school for nurses of the Northern Pacific Railway hospital will be held at the Elks Hall on Friday. Dr. John Thabes will deliver the address of the evening. Their will be five ladies graduating.

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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