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Pages from the Past - December 19

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75 years ago, Dec. 16, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

We wish to call to your attention it is contrary to the state law for any sawdust, shavings, chips, bark, edgings, slabs or other inflammable refuse from the manufacture of lumber or other timber products to be deposited on any public highway, portage, railroad or lakeshore or within 100 feet thereof.

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50 years ago, Dec. 20, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

Santa Claus Day in Pine River will be Tuesday, Dec. 24, with free shows and treats for all area kiddies.

Pine River firemen were kept busy this week answering fire calls in sub-zero weather.

25 years ago, Dec. 15, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

(headline) City moves toward annexation, while Wilson investigates incorporation

A tournament golfer, who reportedly led a transient life of semi-professional playing, is the prime suspect in connection with the violent death of a Nisswa man.

10 years ago, Dec. 18, 2003.

From the Pine River Journal

In keeping with the spirit of the complete and utter joy resulting from the capture of Saddam Hussein, I have taken the liberty to rewrite a rather familiar song, as well as a famous Christmas poem.

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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.
(218) 855-5889
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