21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River


This was Brainerd- Feb. 10


20 years ago (1991)

Walk into any bait shop and you'll notice a distinct odor emanating from the water tanks. Larry Hall of Baxter has taken the smell out of bait water tanks. His state-of-the-art filtration system removes the ammonia and wastes given off by minnows.


30 years ago (1981)

The school district's financial pinch became cold reality last night as the Brainerd School Board placed three administrators and six teachers on unrequested leave of absence. This is the end result of declining enrollments, inflation and state aid cutbacks.

40 years ago (1971)

Brainerd Elks Lodge 615 was host for the 1971 Pine Tree District scout banquet in their clubrooms, with Carl Erickson as master of ceremonies. Five Eagle Scouts were honored and given American flags by the Elks Lodge.

60 years ago (1951)

Too many drivers have been watching only their speedometers to ensure against speeding, a Brainerd Police officer said. “If the roads are icy, 20 miles per hour, or even less, can be going too fast.

80 years ago (1931)

The three main buildings which were dismantled in Lake City, are now being re-erected at Camp Ripley. The commissary building is going up near the gun shed, the regimental officers' building at that HQ and the special units' mess hall in the artillery area.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) Over 400 pairs of $3.50 to $4.00 shoes on sale Wednesday at $2.48 per pair; 100 pairs of $2.50 and $3.00 shoes on sale for $1.50 a pair. L. M Koop's - Brainerd.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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