20 years ago (2002)
(Photo) It was a good week for deer hunting employees at the Dispatch. Marty Chisholm got a 6-pointer on Nov. 14. And on Nov. 13, mailroom employee Andy Cutkay, shown here, got this 11-point buck that dressed out at 236 pounds. He first saw it three years ago but didn't get a shot at it until this year.
30 years ago (1992)
Senior Margit Rinke and Junior Amy Hanson were selected co-MVPs of the Warrior volleyball team. Both were also named all-conference. In Brainerd football, versatile captain Chris Heitkamp, a two-way player and two-year starter, was named MVP at the team's annual banquet.
40 years ago (1982)
The sale of $760,000 in storm sewer bonds was approved last night by the Baxter city council. Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood had the low bid, listing a net interest cost of $719,186 for a net effective interest rate of 10.07 percent.
60 years ago (1962)
Creating a new interest in wrestling is the goal of George Jezierski, the new Brainerd coach, who has a strong nucleus to build on. At the top of the list is Jim Borg, who finished third at state last year at 130 pounds. Also contending are Gene Smart, Ken Kramer, Herman Smude and Dave Borg, all of whom finished second at the 1962 district meet.
80 years ago (1942)
Registration for the Class A gasoline ration books, for those persons who were unable to register on Nov. 12 and 13, will take place on Nov. 27 at Washington High School. It's estimated that 7,500 motorists in the county registered for ration books on the previously appointed two days.
100 years ago (1922)
Under a law passed just last week by the city council, two men, ages 20 and 21, were stopped by Officer Stein in Northeast for transporting liquor. When they became unruly, he arrested them. They had two gallons of liquor they said belonged to a third party. When they were unable to identify that person, they were fined $100 each.
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