Clearing brush and trees from the site of the new middle school in Baxter will begin next week. The school board will approve the name of the new school at a meeting on Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m., then announce the name at the ground breaking at 3:45 that day. Supt. Jerry Walseth said 462 names were submitted by students and the community.
30 years ago (1992)
Swarming defense has been a Warrior trademark for years, thanks to coaches Steve Nunnink, Scott Parsons and Mark Embretson. And Brainerd swarmed against St. Cloud Apollo, winning the home opener 21-0 and holding the Eagles to just 74 total yards and seven first downs.
40 years ago (1982)
(Photo) “Prince,” a gelding owned by Mary Jane Ausland of Brainerd, is admittedly “babied a lot,” shown here eating sugar cubes. And well he should be, after all he's 43-years-old in a world where an average horse lives to 25. He was bought from Montana as a trail riding horse, but today he just runs in the pasture.
Carl Megel, national president of the Amer. Federation of Teachers, said here yesterday that Brainerd has one of the best school faculties in the state, but that teachers are from $1,000 to $1,500 underpaid. He said the community has the ability to pay more. Teachers with a 4-year degree start at $4,500 and top out at $7,100 after 12 years.
80 years ago (1942)
(Photo) Lieut. William J. McCollough (left) and Lieut. George Fisher, both former members of the staff at the Brainerd Dispatch, had this photo taken about a year ago when they were both Army privates at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. Today, Lieut. McCollough has arrived in a naval convoy at a port in England, and Lieut. Fisher is posted in Oregon.
100 years ago (1922)
The NY Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 3-2 behind “Bullet Joe” Bush's pitching to move one and one-half games ahead of the Browns in the race to the American League pennant. It was a pitcher's battle, with Davis shading Bush. But Bush was backed by solid defense while St. Louis made four errors.
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.