This was Brainerd - April 15
20 years ago (1992)
District Judge Clinton Wyant today announced that he will retire effective May 31. The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection immediately moved to post the position to be filled by appointment. Wyant, who has served since 1978, suffers from Parkinson’s.
30 years ago (1982)
Dispatch sports writer Mike Bialka found himself in a unique situation. He was covering the Warrior baseball opener against C-I when his brother, Bruce, fanned 14 Rangers to tie the school record for strikeouts – held by Mike Bialka. Brainerd beat C-I by 9-4.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) 1st Sgt. Art Brynteson and Capt. Darwin Trees receive congratulations from Lt. Col. Jim Gardner, commander of the 1st Squadron, 194th Cavalry, for being the first Minnesota National Guardsmen to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School.
60 years ago (1952)
(Adv.) The Vogue philosophy is to give the people as much as possible for their money. Not as little. At the Vogue you get one full ounce. The Vogue Supper Club – Brainerd.
80 years ago (1932)
With an objective of $1,000, members of the committee to raise funds for a permanent baseball park continued their drive in downtown Brainerd businesses. It will be located on S. 7th Street near the old mine, and will be known as Bane Park, named after E. C. Bane.
100 years ago (1912)
Leslie Bush, Brainerd pitcher now receiving a tryout with the Missoula, Mont., league team, is being compared to the famed Walter Johnson, who started there and is now with the Washington Senators. Bush is said to have all the speed in the world.