20 years ago (2002)
The Warrior girls' swim team won eight events and maintained their perfect record (7-0) as they defeated Sauk Rapids 113-73 in conference action. Jenny Wentworth, Amanda Bateman and Erica Campbell each won an event, and Christina Roberts , Krystal Halverson and Katie Diiro all joined in to help the winning 200 and 400 free relays.
30 years ago (1992)
A 1,884-pound copper nugget that has been on a pedestal at the Univ. of Minn. for 58 years will be going home to the Iron Range. The nugget, which has oxidized to a dull green, was found at the Sagamore Mine near Crosby in 1921 and it will be returned to the Croft Mine Historical park near Crosby for display there.
40 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Acting Fire Chief Paul Affeldt points out the new license plates that many volunteer firemen have already purchased so their vehicles will be more easily recognized as they head toward a fire. The plates display an “F” so that other motorists will yield to them in an emergency.
60 years ago (1962)
Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Burrows are thanking family and friends for the fact their four-room cottage on Horseshoe Lake is still standing. A fire in the fireplace accidentally spread to the living room, before 20-30 people formed a “bucket brigade,” using every available container in the neighborhood to carry water from the lake and douse the fire.
80 years ago (1942)
Whistles and bells will announce the beginning of the scrap metal collection next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Whistles at the NP Railroad shops, the tie plant and paper mill will be sounded and all church bells will ring at that time. Pastors in all churches will announce the drive during their services, and speakers will address audiences at the movie theaters.
100 years ago (1922)
“Bullet Joe” Bush will be in action Oct. 14 in Fargo as part of an American League All-Star team that plays the Dakota League All-Stars. Bush will also be on the roster of a major league all-star team that will sail from Vancouver to Yokohama, Japan on October 31 for a baseball tour of the Orient.
8/46: First shipment of iron ore on the Cuyuna Range from the Kennedy Mine.
27/46: 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.
28/46: 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.
29/46: 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.
35/46: Brainerd Fire Department. Dispatch archives
36/46: 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
37/46: 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.
38/46: 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.
39/46: 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.
40/46: 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.
41/46: 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.
42/46: Brainerd Dispatch archives
43/46: The state hospital campus on Highway 18.
44/46: Santa takes a ride during a Christmas parade in downtown Brainerd.
45/46: Children crowd around Santa during downtown Brainerd Christmas festivities.