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This Was Brainerd - April 10


20 years ago (1992)

There’s good news and bad news for a key block in downtown Brainerd. First the bad news: Thrifty White Drug, at the corner of S. 6th and Front, will close next week. On the good side: The old Elks building at 6th and Laurel has been sold to a business group.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) The Living Last Supper, a dramatic portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting, “The Last Supper,” will be presented at Brainerd Church of the Nazarene on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is comprised almost entirely of men from Brainerd and the area.

40 years ago (1972)

Some proposals for the use of $670,000 in school tuition and gross earnings funds were presented at the Brainerd School Board meeting. One proposal, from member Wayne Larson, would use $440,000 to retire bonds for Nisswa, Riverside and Lincoln.

60 years ago (1952)

Western Electric union pickets were withdrawn from the Brainerd telephone exchange this afternoon at 1:15, and all employees were back at work. Everett Taft, exchange manager, said “all operations have been returned to normal.”

80 years ago (1932)

Representatives of rural telephone companies in the county will attend a hearing in Brainerd on the petition for reduction of telephone rates. The telephone companies will be required to submit a complete inventory of property and equipment.

100 years ago (1912)

The dam now being built on the Crow Wing River east of Sylvan by Grant, Smith & Co. will add valuable water power to central Minnesota. The dam will be 27 feet high above the river bed, and will raise the river level two feet at Pillager, forming a nice lake.

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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