20 years ago (1992)
Three major wildfires erupted in the region yesterday, prompting evacuation of about a dozen homes. DNR firefighters, area fire departments, air tankers and helicopters cut the fires off before any buildings were lost, but it was nip and tuck for awhile.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Work began this week at the Round Lake Access – a site which has been opposed by many area residents who claim it is not suitable for a public landing. The DNR told residents and the county board that all problems can be resolved, managed or controlled.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Arctic explorers from Minnesota include County Auditor Einer Anderson, shown on remote South Hampton Island last summer. On the north coast of Hudson’s Bay, it is home to some of the most primitive people in North America.
60 years ago (1952)
(Photo) One of the league bowling champions in this photo includes this team: Bill Demmers, Bob Davis, Erv Bruner, Bill Rose, Les Volkl and Jim Wallace of the Brainerd Dispatch, which captured the championship of the Merchants League.
80 years ago (1932)
Extra! Fawcett granted divorce! Judge Graham Torrance, at 3:45 this afternoon, granted the divorce petition of Capt. Billy Fawcett vs. Antoinette Fisher Fawcett. He will pay his ex-wife $60,000 and will post 400 shares of Fawcett Publications as bond.
100 years ago (1912)
At 4:30 p.m. this afternoon the 200-pound cover of a scrubber tank blew off at the power company’s plant and electric current was shut off. This delayed the Dispatch in printing its daily edition.