20 years ago (2000)
When the Vermillion Ironmen got a wind at their backs in the fourth quarter, it was too much for the CLC Raiders. Trailing 12-7, the Ironmen used a wind gusting to 25 mph to score22 points in 4-1/2 minutes for a 29-12 victory over CLC. They recovered a fumble, scored a safety and intercepted two wind-blown passes.
30 years ago (1990)
Dick Ross came out of the primary election with a 900 vote lead over incumbent Frank Ball. This sets up what is expected to be a spirited competition for county sheriff. The two defeated Jon Main in the three-way race. Vote totals were: Ross 4,643; Ball 3,737; and Main 2,273.
40 years ago (1980)
The first break in the month-old armed robbery of the St. Joseph's Hospital pharmacy came when three men were arrested on narcotics charges by Minneapolis police. Three people who witnessed the Brainerd robbery were taken there to view a lineup, and police feel there may be just one suspect for four state pharmacy robberies.
60 years ago (1960)
Identical twins from Rosemount evaded a Highway Patrol chase that started near Milaca on Saturday night and ended when arrested in SE Brainerd by Police Chief Louis Rofidal and Capt. Bob Titus. The youths, Floyd and Lloyd, 20, were found guilty of various offenses by Judge Robert Alderman this morning.
80 years ago (1940)
Ed Tom O'Brien, Brainerd businessman, emerged victorious in the Democratic primary for the 6th District of Congress. He had a substantial lead over the two other candidates, both from St. Cloud. In the primary for state senate, Gordon Rosenmeier of Little Falls outpolled Vic Quanstrom of Brainerd.
100 years ago (1920)
A Dispatch reporter climbed the new water tower yesterday noon and reported seeing south to Barrows, northwest to Gull Lake, north to Ahrens Hill and northeast to the iron range. It is hoped lights will be installed for nightly illumination. Mrs. Robert Campbell is noted as the first lady to climb the tower, which she did two days ago.