20 years ago (2001)
In the best-of-three series for the Section 8, 3A title, heavily favored Brainerd had to rally from behind twice to beat Alexandria 10-7 in the opener at Adamson Field. In the second game, Alex jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first and held on for a 5-1 win. In the process, Alex snapped a 21-game losing streak to the Warriors dating to 1993.
30 years ago (1991)
The spring of Nikki Tanner's senior year has been a good one. First the Warrior Athlete of the Week finished with a GPA of 4.117, the highest in her class. That earned her a $10,000 science scholarship to UND. Now she has qualified for state in the 100-meter dash, which will be her third trip to the state tourney.
40 years ago (1981)
(Photo) As part of the Dispatch's 100th birthday celebration, the staff has selected 26 famous front pages that appeared over the century. They will be placed on display at area financial institutions over the next month for the public to view. Shown are Terry McCollough, Katie Burton and W.J. McCollough, of the paper's ownership family.
60 years ago (1961)
(Photo) There's a distinctive sporting flavor to the fishing report this week in Brainerd. Leading crappie, a 2 pound 1.5 ounce specimen was caught in Lake Edward by Brian Aase, son of Warrior athletic director Kermit Aase. This 9-10 walleye is held by football coach Dick Lagergren, who caught it at Whitefish Lake.
80 years ago (1941)
What at first appeared to be an “attempted burglary” at the Broadway Cafe, turned out to be an “attempted escape.” Police investigated a screen torn loose in the men's room, but found it was done by a man breaking out. That man was a prominent citizen who was trying to slip away for a night out with the boys. He's now dealing with his wife.
100 years ago (1921)
(Adv.) Wanted! 100 boys with 100 dogs. Every boy who will paint the words “Peck's Bad Boy” on a piece of white cotton, tie it on his dog like a blanket and lead the dog to the New Park Theatre on Saturday morning, will get two free tickets to see Jackie Coogan in “Peck's Bad Boy.”