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This was Brainerd — Dec. 13

DECEMBER 13 20 years ago (1993) (Edit.) Rubble and memories will likely be all that's left of the old Dispatch building in downtown by the time this paper hits your doorstep. From 1907 to 1990 the building was our home, but is now being torn down...

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DECEMBER 13

20 years ago (1993)

(Edit.) Rubble and memories will likely be all that’s left of the old Dispatch building in downtown by the time this paper hits your doorstep. From 1907 to 1990 the building was our home, but is now being torn down to make way for a parking lot.

 

30 years ago (1983)

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Eliminating the 10 percent surtax on personal income tax will be a “number one priority” of the Perpich administration, according to Mark Dayton, commissioner of DEED, speaking in Brainerd. It has pushed Minnesota to 4th highest taxed state in the nation.

 

40 years ago (1973)

Harold K. (Hal) Anderson has been appointed to the position of director of the newly formed Education Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to Jerry Scott, administrator. Anderson has a Master’s degree in public administration.

 

60 years ago (1953)

The Bronze Star Medal for heroism in Korea has been awarded to PFC Alfred Sather of Brainerd. Sather, a rifleman, was cited for dragging another soldier to safety after being wounded himself last July when his company was attacking a strategic Communist hill.

 

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80 years ago (1933)

Prohibition is past and hard liquor is here. It is available to Brainerd citizens without prescription at drug stores. “What’ll you have,” is the smiling greeting of pharmacists here who find themselves technically as retail liquor stores, with no sales restrictions.

 

100 years ago (1913)

At a time of year when baseball has been relegated to the memory of most citizens, Brainerd hops into the limelight with a baseball game today. The thermometer is at 60 degrees and there is no snow. The machinists union will battle against the boilermakers.

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I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original BrainerdDispatch.com website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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