- 20 years ago (1999)
Jeremy Millsop has joined the Dispatch as a full-time sports writer. Millsop, a 1995 graduate of C-I High School, graduated from North Dakota State Univ. in May. In high school he played football for three years and was on the track team three years.
- 30 years ago (1989)
American National Bank of Brainerd has taken $350,000 of city CDs and applied them against loans the city guaranteed on behalf of Colin Hall's Trailer Systems 2000 bus company. The seized funds don't cover the interest owed, and another $350,000 is due shortly.
- 40 years ago (1979)
Next fall, when local people dial directory assistance with NW Bell, they'll reach an operator in St. Paul instead of in Brainerd. Conversion to the new system will mean the loss of jobs by 20 local telephone operators, who earn a combined $200,000 per year.
- 60 years ago (1959)
(Photo) Buck Cowden, 69-year-old "Satchel Paige" of the C-I team in the Great Central League, threw four innings of relief and gave up four hits in an 8-7 loss to Brainerd. Jimmy Brown, 19, got the 8-7 win for Brainerd, pitching six innings of one-run relief and smacking four hits.
- 80 years ago (1939)
A Northeast Brainerd woman has been arrested for stealing $100 worth of shrubs from the Simmer Nursery. Others are believed involved and more arrests may follow. The woman is on parole for the 1937 shooting of her husband near the Merrifield bridge.
- 100 years ago (1919)
All the baseball world in Brainerd is agog over the coming match game between Crosby and Brainerd at the Koering Grounds tomorrow. Many Crosby cars are expected to make the trip. Swedie Erickson has trained his Crosby colts to the last minute of prime perfection.