20 years ago (1991)
Tony Sailer has been appointed outdoors editor and Pete Mohs assistant sports editor of the Brainerd Dispatch. Sailer, 34, and Mohs, 31, both have been employed at the Dispatch for eight years, the last six as sports writers.
30 years ago (1981)
(Photo) A Korean War vintage jet fighter, an F-9F Grumman with four 20-millimeter cannons in its nose, took to the air again as it was mounted on a pole at the entrance of the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport. Contractor Dick Dean did the work.
40 years ago (1971)
Babe Anderson, Brainerd School board chair, said today that no decision had been made concerning how $755,000 from gross earnings and county tuition would be spent. The Dispatch, in an editorial, said the board held a secret meeting in which it made a decision.
60 years ago (1951)
Hundreds of excited children lined downtown Brainerd streets as Santa Claus arrived on the fire truck to officially open the Christmas shopping season. Santa accepted many letters from children and brought a bit of North Pole weather, as temps went below zero.
80 years ago (1931)
Five of six girls, between the ages of six and 12 years, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning in an old truck that had been rebuilt into a school bus, lay in beds at St. Joseph's hospital under close observation to prevent pneumonia and other ailments.
100 years ago (1911)
The annual ball given by Hope Hose Company No. 1 at the Citizens State bank hall was a great success, and again proved the ability of the firemen to make a success of their annual dance. Graham's orchestra furnished a fine program of dance music.