20 years ago (1991)
The Brainerd Dispatch sports department earned a first place award in the Minnesota AP Sports Editors writing contest. It won for the three-part series “Abuse of Officials,” written by sports editor Mike Bialka and sports writers Pete Mohs and Tony Sailer.
30 years ago (1981)
Red Sand and White Sand Lake residents packed the Baxter City Council meeting and told county and DNR officials their concern is retaining their lake water levels, with or without a culvert. The meeting was called after it was learned the culvert was missing.
40 years ago (1971)
(Photo) Here are 1,258 pounds of turkey being barbecued in Merrifield for the town's annual Fun Festival. Doing the honors are Erland and John Paulson of Aitkin. The 74 turkeys average 17 pounds and are cooked on a motorized spit over coals.
60 years ago (1951)
Fred Theisse, of Echo Farms, told the Dispatch that this year's oats crop looks “the best he has seen it in 30 years.” He said it should run around 80 bushels per acre. The alfalfa hay crop in Crow Wing County is also exceptionally good, Theisse said.
80 years ago (1931)
(Adv.) Starts Tomorrow! A master criminal hurls his terrifying challenge to a world too small to hold him. He's . . . “The Public Enemy,” starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow. At the Paramount Theatre in Brainerd.
100 years ago (1911)
The Brainerd Brewsters, accompanied by the entire Brainerd City Band and over 300 loyal rooters, journeyed to the village of Royalton on a special train Sunday. They showed them just how baseball should be played, winning by a score of 9 to 1.