20 years ago (1992)
The deer population has exploded. The number of antlerless permits has skyrocketed. A possible record number of deer hunters are expected to harvest yet another record number of whitetail deer. The deer population is estimated at 1.1 million deer.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) 16-year-old Erik Blomlie proudly displays his first deer, a 5-point, 141-pound buck, shot just west of Lake Edward. Hunting with Blomlie was Curt Compton. Keith Glasgow, owner of the Log Cabin Restaurant, signed the deer into their annual contest.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Seven for seven in three days of deer hunting is the record of a group of Brainerd hunters. The group includes Jim Stimac, Wally, Dan and Russ Barrett. Not shown are Tom Hazelwood, Clem Poser and Don Barrett. They hunted near Hardy Lake.
60 years ago (1952)
(Adv.) Tonight Only! In Person on Our Stage – from Hollywood – see Rex Allen, the Arizona Cowboy, Republic Pictures great new western star. Also, on our screen, see Rex and his wonder horse Koko in “Old Oklahoma Plains” at the Brainerd Theatre.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Is Your Radio Ready for Election Night? Don’t take a chance on missing the broadcast returns of the election. Make sure your radio will receive every word. Let us check it over. Radio Department – Modern Electric Co. – Phone 30.
100 years ago (1912)
When Dan Whitney was asked by the Dispatch reporter if there were any deaths this morning after yesterday’s election, the undertaker and deputy coroner said: “No, no deaths. Only a few dead politicians.”