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This was Brainerd - Aug. 12


20 years ago (1993)

The second truck load of Mississippi Mission flood relief donations almost couldn’t find a place to go. Originally headed for Hannibal, Missouri, where the first truck went, it was rerouted to Wright City when Hannibal said they had run out of storage space.

30 years ago (1983)

Kris Sanda of Staples was among the final seven members appointed to the new Minnesota Racing Commission by Gov. Rudy Perpich. She is one of four women on the nine-member panel. Former Gov. C. Elmer Anderson of Brainerd is also a member.

40 years ago (1973)

The wave of thefts of beach umbrellas and lawn chairs continued over the weekend, according to police. Hit were the houses of Elmer Long on14th Ave. NE, David Klang, on Ronald St. and Charlie Mull of S. 6th Street.

60 years ago (1953)

(Adv.) Used Boat Specials! Five 16-foot rowboats – your choice - $37.50; 14-foot Shell Lake rowboat - $160; 10-foot Class C Hydro - $195; Falls Flyer with Custom Trailer and Motor – Special at $575. Brainerd Marine Distributors – 316 Washington St. – Brainerd.

80 years ago (1933)

Pre-tournament favorites in the 4th Annual Pine Beach Golf Tourney, including defending champ Joe Ryan of Brainerd and last year’s runner-up, C.M. O’Dell, Minneapolis, have been eliminated following the quarterfinal round. Finals start at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

100 years ago (1913)

Ed Levant is the possessor of a Cadillac car, a 40 horsepower five passenger machine. “You know I can’t run the machine yet,” said Ed. “It’s that gray looking car standing in front of my store. The only trouble we had is first day out Harry ran over a dog.”

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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