20 years ago (1993)
Charles Krauthammer, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, has been added to the Dispatch lineup of syndicated columnists. He was a speech writer for Walter Mondale in the 1980 presidential campaign and now writes for the Washington Post.
30 years ago (1983)
Most of us have read or seen movies about Gen. George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. When the battle was over all were dead, including a reporter named Mark Kellogg from Bismarck, N.D., who originally edited a Brainerd newspaper.
40 years ago (1973)
The official prospectus and an order form for shares in Brainerd Improvement, Inc., are in the mail to all downtown businesses. Each business is asked to consider an investment of $1 per front foot each year. A temporary board and officers are in place.
60 years ago (1953)
The mobile chest x-ray unit of the state health department will be in town to open the chest x-ray program in the county. The huge gray truck will be parked at city hall. The x-ray survey is made possible by the state and the Christmas Seal program in the county.
80 years ago (1933)
(Adv.) Enjoy the Season’s Sports Best! On Boom Lake at the end of 5th Street – Where the Skating is Fine! We take excellent care of the ice . . . clean and smooth always with a large warming house and splendid music on the ice. Children: 5 cents. Adults: 10 cents.
100 years ago (1913)
(Advs.) Bye & Peterson Clothiers and Gents Furnishings have an extraordinary clearance sale – over $25,000 in stock – begins Jan. 4. Brainerd’s two greatest stores – H.W. Linneman and L.M. Koop – Great Combination Sale – Over $100,000 in stock.