After finishing fifth as a freshman, and fourth as a sophomore, Shaun Kennedy improved to third in state Class 2A diving. On the swim side, Ty Goeman took ninth in the 50 free, the 200 medley relay placed 10th and the 200 free relay took 14th. But the big story was eighth-grader Peter Goeman in a season-best 1:01.49 for 7th in the breaststroke.
30 years ago (1992)
It was a regular season to remember. Now comes crunch time (tournaments). The Warrior girls' basketball team, ranked fifth in the Class AA poll, belted Fergus Falls 78-43 to notch their school-record 21st victory against just one defeat. The previous program record was set by the 1977-78 squad that finished 20-1.
40 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Two young men hospitalized at St. Joseph's Hospital went public with their desire for pizza. David Brown, 18, is in a bodycast, and roommate Greg Hoffman, 21, is in traction. After three weeks of hospital food they put a sign in their window: “Help! Send Pizza.” They've already had a couple pizzas sent up.
60 years ago (1962)
Brainerd's experienced 130-pound wrestler, Jim Borg, only a junior this year, captured third place at the 1962 state tournament in St. Peter. Borg defeated opponents from Albert Lea and St. Peter before losing to a Greenbush boy 4-3 in the last 20 seconds. Borg then beat wrestlers from Robbinsdale and Tracy for third place.
80 years ago (1942)
(Photo) A fine way to end the fishing season for Art Schwendeman, Brainerd. He proudly displays this 20-pound northern he caught last Saturday at 10 a.m. off Squaw Point on Gull Lake. It actually weighed over 22 pounds, but Schwendeman removed a two-pound tullibee from its stomach before returning to Brainerd. 100 years ago (1922)
Another sign of the approaching spring was the appearance of the popcorn wagon on the southeast corner of 6th and Laurel Streets. It has been nicely painted and decorated and supplied with new stocks. The wagon was towed into position by the Imgrund Garage's “Red Devil” service car.
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.
If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205.
February 06, 2023 04:57 PM
By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol