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This was Brainerd- Dec. 2


20 years ago (1991)

The day President Franklin Roosevelt said would live in infamy – Dec. 7, 1941 – is a day lost on many young Americans. Many students realize the attack on Pearl Harbor was made by Japan, but for some that is where their knowledge of the attack ends.

30 years ago (1981)

The fate of Brainerd’s 1914 fire hall – a building firefighters maintain is too old to do the job anymore – will be decided in Tuesday’s city election. Voters will decide whether the city may issue $780,000 in bonds to build a new hall near the Laurel Street bridge.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) The Industrial Park building, built by Brainerd residents as a community project, has been leased to Advance Plating, Inc. Terry DeChaine, VP of the firm, is signing the lease with Arden Scofield, president of Build Brainerd, Inc., as board members look on.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Monday’s Special Luncheon! Stewed Chicken with baking powder biscuits – 75 cents. Don’s Café – Front Street – Don Raymond, Prop. Famous for our French Recipe Soup.

80 years ago (1931)

A 58-year-old bricklayer’s helper was killed today at the construction site for the new junior high. He fell through a guard rail on scaffolding 20-feet above the auditorium floor and died instantly. There were no witnesses and no inquest will be called.

100 years ago (1911)

“When our store window was broken the other evening by a man who walked right through the plate glass,” said Bob Clark, of the D. M. Clark Co., “it certainly demonstrated the fact we have clean windows.” The window was fully insured.

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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