20 years ago (2001)
Following an emotional pre-game ceremony to remember the victims of the recent terror attacks, the Warrior and Detroit Lakes football teams gave fans something to cheer. It was an offensvie shootout, with the teams combining for 1,000 yards and Brainerd prevailing for a 45-28 victory. QB Mike Zauhar ran for three TDs and passed for another.
30 years ago (1991)
In a special election set for Nov. 5, Brainerd voters will be asked whether the city should sell bonds in the amount of $625,000 to remodel city hall. The project is to make the building handicapped accessible and bring it up to code. The total cost will be $1.25 million but the city has the balance in reserve funds.
40 years ago (1981)
Contrary to rumors around town, the BN Railroad industry is not going to be phased out of Brainerd. Speaking to a lunch group of businessmen and city officials, a BN spokesman referred to a recent layoff of 87 employees saying, “it is likely the number of employees will decline, but I can't say how far.”
60 years ago (1961)
(Photo) Henry Boelter of N. Dakota has been fishing South Long Lake for years, but never caught a fish this size. Fishing near Noka-Sippi Resort during a two-day rain spell, Boelter tied into this 18-8 northern caught on a Little Doc spoon. It's one of the largest to show up this summer.
80 years ago (1941)
The first issue of the Brainonian, a publication of the Washington High School journalism department carried as part of the Dispatch, appears today on page seven. Edited by students under the supervision of Miss Minnie Haug, the Brainonian will appear weekly during the school year.
100 years ago (1921)
Union leaders in New York said the strike of the papermakers in Brainerd has been called off. It was reported that the Northwest Paper Co. here was planning to move its equipment to Cloquet and convert the Brainerd mill to a power plant. The strikers had been supported by Brainerd's 1,400 railroad workers donating a half-day's pay per month to them.