20 years ago (2000)
When defenders saw Brainerd's No. 79 rumbling toward them they had to be quaking in their cleats. Trevor McCulloch, a 6-4, 330-pound offensive tackle was a fearsome blocker. He is one of 22 area football players named to the Dispatch All-Area Team, and is being recruited by a number of Division I teams.
30 years ago (1990)
Freezing rain yesterday afternoon and evening glazed area roads, causing a multitude of accidents. It was so slick that even sanding trucks couldn't get traction. Last night it was so bad that the State Patrol restricted traffic on Hwy 10 near Little Falls after 11 semis skidded, partially blocking the road.
40 years ago (1980)
A $1.1 million settlement has been awarded to the parents of a 5-year-old Brainerd boy who is physically and mentally retarded as the result of an infection he contracted when he was born. Joe and Joan Burns said the money from Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis will be placed in a trust for care of their son Brian.
60 years ago (1960)
(Adv.) Now showing at the Paramount Theatre, see “North to Alaska,” starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger and Fabian. At the Brainerd Theatre it's “G.I. Blues,” starring Elvis Presley. Starting tomorrow, see “Written on the Wind,” with Rock Hudson, Robert Stack and Lauren Bacall.
80 years ago (1940)
“It is a duty which must be done, and which we are proud to be the first to do,” said Leslie Patterson, leader of the six county boys first to enlist for a year's training. The others were: Matt Sepich, Ed Meyer, Lawrence Crimmins, Arthur Hann and Herbert Engstrom. They will take their physical exams at Ft. Snelling tomorrow.
100 years ago (1920)
The Northside eleven defeated the Southside eleven 18 to 12 in a hard fought football game yesterday afternoon. The boys playing ranged in age from 12 to 20, and one high school boy played with the southsiders. This is the third straight victory for the Northside boys, led by Roland Golemboske.