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20 years ago (1992)

After 31 years in the bait business, Marv and Judy Koep are selling out so they can go fishing. They bought the business from Pete Link the same month they were married and spent their honeymoon selling bait. New owners are Jim “Duke” Fischer and wife Terry.


30 years ago (1982)

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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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