20 years ago (2002)
They're all different, yet all the same. Tim Veith scored six TDs in one half against C-I; Mike Musty had longest TD run in school history – 99 yards; Jayna Mathieu was twice Div. III champ in 1500 meter run; Tracey Brown was all-state in track and basketball; Glenn Herman was third in state wrestling and MVP in college. They are all inductees into Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame.
30 years ago (1992)
A supporter of Texan H. Ross Perot's independent campaign for the White House will sponsor a Perot for President meeting on April 24. Lakeshore resident Clark Nichols says he believes Perot has a chance. Perot says he will run as an independent if supporters can get his name on the ballot in all 50 states.
40 years ago (1982)
In the early morning of Oct. 17, 1977, John Rieck lobbed gasoline bombs through windows of a neighbors house. Three years ago Rieck was sentenced to Stillwater prison and the neighbors could relax. Yesterday, Rieck escaped in a computer delivery truck and a statewide manhunt is underway.
60 years ago (1962)
(Adv.) Now showing at the theaters! At the Paramount see that hilarious comedy team back together again. It's Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss in “The Horizontal Lieutenant.” At the Brainerd Theatre, see Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Ann-Margaret and more in the hit musical, “State Fair.”
80 years ago (1942)
Extra!! Co. A, 194th Tank Battalion, composed of Brainerd men and commanded by Lt. Col. E.B. Miller, was said in a communique from Washington, DC as “believed to be in the hands of the enemy.” Unofficial estimates indicate there were some 3,000 national guardsmen on Bataan and only 107 escaped.
100 years ago (1922)
(Adv.)Ladies' Suit and Coat Sale – One Day Only, because there will be none left for a second day! All suits – which sold at $27.50 to $35.00 – Close out at $22.48. Spring coats – sold at $19.75 – on sale at $13.48. At 4 p.m. prices drop $1.00 per hour until 7 p.m. The Golden Rule Store – Brainerd.
28/50: People in the Northern Pacific Railroad depot waiting area, circa 1910. Source: 'Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area', Published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
29/50: Chicago Tavern on Gilbert Lake circa 1938-1943. Dancing and food. Al LaBarre was the owner. Source: 'Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area' published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
30/50: State Champion was this Brainerd amateur baseball team of 1894, which later saw two of those players advance to the major leagues. Pictured here are (front row) Frary, catcher; Phyle, rf-pit.; Howe, pit., rf; C. McCarthy, 1st; (middle row) Burgum, shortstop, W.P. Buckley, manager; Hill; 3rd; (back row) W. McCarthy, cf; Blandy, lf; Warner, 2nd. Source: 'Brainerd Minnesota 1871 - 1971'. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1971.
37/50: Brainerd Fire Department. Dispatch archives
38/50: W.E. Lively, the hustling Maxwell auto dealer, has sold a Maxwell to Joseph Johnson. Pictured is a Maxwell Mascotte Touring 1911 by Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1526033
39/50: This truck belonged to Silas Hall's Transfer Line just after World War I. It was used for hauling freight from the NP (Northern Pacific Railroad) depot to stores around town as well as for other kinds of moving. The picture was taken in front of the railroad freight office. Before the truck, Silas Hal used teams of horses and wagons which he kept at 415 Main (now Washington Street). Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 - 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
40/50: The 1916 Brainerd police force, pictured here, included the following men: The plain clothes men at either end were Jack Brandt (left) and Ted Nesheim; (front row, left to right) Charles Varner, chief, and Tom Templeton. (Rear, left to right) Erick Graff, Hans Saude and August Swanson. Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 - 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
41/50: This building at Seventh and Laurel, still a well-known landmark in Brainerd, was the home of the Citizen's State Bank, from 1909 to 1927, when the bank then moved to quarters across the street. This picture was taken in 1913. Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 - 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
42/50: The "fill" grounds skating rink, located near Franklin Junior High School, winter of 1938-39. Source: 'Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area', Published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
43/50: People in the Northern Pacific Railroad depot waiting area, circa 1910. Source: 'Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area', Published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
44/50: 60 years ago (1959) (Photo) Robert Dobson, 15, is interested in how long he can keep a kite aloft. He launched a kite at 3 p.m. yesterday near the court house and it's still flying despite a near disaster when a truck caught the kite string. The weatherman says it will remain windy today. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
45/50: Brainerd Dispatch archives
46/50: The state hospital campus on Highway 18.
47/50: Santa takes a ride during a Christmas parade in downtown Brainerd.
48/50: Children crowd around Santa during downtown Brainerd Christmas festivities.
50/50: Brainerd Dispatch archives