20 years ago (2002)
It was a football game that, unfortunately, one team had to lose. Brainerd and Moorhead ended regulation in a scoreless tie and went to OT. Moorhead scored and kicked the point to lead 7-0. Then Brainerd scored and faced the decision – two for the win or one for the tie. “We didn't play that hard to go for a tie,” said Coach Ron Stolski. QB Chris Klabo slanted in and the Warriors won their third in a row, 8-7.
30 years ago (1992)
Senior Turena Johnson won the individual to lead the Warrior girls' cross country team to victory in the 16-team Lucky Lindy Invitational at Little Falls. She covered the 3,200-meter route at the Little Falls Golf Course in 11:53. Brainerd's Jaime Mueller was 10th overall at 12:31, and Jayne Matthieu 16th at 12:44.
40 years ago (1982)
Two of three incumbents in contested area races were ousted by voters in the primary election yesterday. Dist. 2 county commissioner Al Hauge was beaten by Ted Dullum and Howard Peterson, who will square off in November. County Court Judge Darrell Sears was topped by Bob Kautz and Marianne Milloy, who will compete in the general.
60 years ago (1962)
(Adv.) At the Paramount Theatre tonight! The last time to see the First Tarzan Spectacular. “Tarzan Goes to India,” in a new fabulous adventure, starring Jock Mahoney, and Jai, the Elephant Boy, plus Gajendra, King of the Elephants.
80 years ago (1942)
“Sitting under a palm tree eating cocoanuts,” is the way that Bill Neal, Brainerd soldier, describes the pastime of American troops in New Guinea. In a “V” letter received today by his parents, the soldier says that “we left Australia all right,” and the Yanks are all set to “give the Japs plenty of hell.”
100 years ago (1922)
(Photo) Brainerd's own “Bullet Joe” Bush, Yankee pitcher, is featured in a story in the Chicago Daily Journal, calling him the Wonder of All the “Come-Backs.” It tells how the hero of the 1913 World Series injured his arm, silencing his torrid fastball. With his new “fork” ball he leads the American League in wins, and is the top batting pitcher at .340 average.
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.