20 years ago (1999)

Brainerd Police Chief Frank Ball doesn’t like the picture he’s seeing in the county when it comes to drugs and prosecution of offenses. He says police raided one man’s house three times. He’s going to prison in 8 days, but he’s out of jail now and still cooking meth until he leaves.

30 years ago (1989)

Agreement between the city and American National Bank on BITC loan guarantees still leaves some hefty problems. Brainerd advanced $588,000 in TIF money to Colin Hall’s project, but the tax increment of $20,000 won’t even cover interest. Plus, Hall owes local companies $480,000.

40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Scott LeDoux, world’s No. 7 rated heavyweight boxer, drew two standing ovations when he spoke to the Moose Lodge Father-Son Banquet, and he followed the format by bringing his own father, Allen, from Crosby. Ledoux fights Mike Weaver on Nov. 24.

60 years ago (1959)

At the request of the Dispatch, county attorney Carl Erickson released an examiner’s report of finances at the Village of Crosby. The report showed the village clerk took in $1,786 more than was deposited. He has made restitution and received a suspended sentence.

80 years ago (1939)

The nearly 1,100 parcels of land that were not purchased at the recent tax forfeited land sale may be purchased over the counter at the auditor’s office, according to the county board. Former owners who wish to re-purchase their land will have priority.

100 years ago (1919)

Forms are being placed in position for the bowl of the new concrete water tower being built on the old depot site. Cement workers have been favored by wonderful weather with no frost. The bowl is to be poured in one continuous operation.