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Looking Back - December 19

40 years ago, Dec. 20, 1973

From the Country Echo

(headline) Dutch elm disease near ‘epidemic state’

30 years ago, Dec. 15, 1983

From the Country Echo

Daylight TV antenna theft in Nisswa nets four suspects

Two men were hard at it, hefting a 12-foot satellite dish, television antenna and rotor onto the back of their pickup truck at Active TV in Nisswa Saturday, Dec. 3.

20 years ago, Dec. 16, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

(Headline) Trail use expected to double 1992-93: 15,000 snowmobiles

(Caption) Snowmobile traffic on the Paul Bunyan Trail may double the approximate 15,000 that were recorded last year. This photo was taken Dec. 11 in Jenkins.

10 years ago, Dec. 18, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

Echoing Around the Globe

Spc. Robert Haberman is stationed at Ba’qubah (sounds like “Baquebec”), north of Baghdad, Iraq. He is part of the security team for the Civilian Military Operation Center. He is shown holding the Echo, which featured the article on his friend, Sgt. Mike Hartwig, from the Reserve Unit out of Brainerd.

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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