20 years ago (1992)
Looking for prime industrial property? The Resolution Trust Corp., responsible for liquidating assets of failed savings and loans, will sell the BITC railroad property to you for $455,000 – a significant loss. The City of Brainerd lost $300,000 the last time it was sold.
30 years ago (1982)
Closing in on league-leading Ward Plumbing in the Men’s Twilight League golf action were the Brainerd Dispatch and Jeff’s Bar & Lounge. The Dispatch was paced by Tim Bogenschutz, shooting a season low score of 32 on the front nine, and Leo Marchel’s 37.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) This 11-14 walleye, biggest caught in Paul Bunyan Vacationland on the opening weekend, was hooked at Gull Lake by Greg Freeman, Route 1, Brainerd, on a sucker minnow as bait. He weighed it at Nisswa Bait which took this photo.
60 years ago (1952)
(Adv.) Let’s Go Fishing! Casting Rod Specials. Shakespeare Wonderod - $9.95; All-Glass Casting Rods - $3.95; Steel Casting Rods – Now $2.95. Nimrods – for the youngsters, with reel, line, bobber and hook - $1.49. Madison Sports Shop.
80 years ago (1932)
The Brainonian staff from Washington High School will edit next Monday’s edition of the Brainerd Dispatch. Robert Ebert, Brainonian editor, will lead twelve members of his staff in the task. Dispatch newsroom employees will stand by to assist the students.
100 years ago (1912)
A 52-year-old woman, wife of a farmer eight miles in the country near Pillager, was outraged and murdered by a fiend as she walked home. Both Morrison and Crow Wing County sheriffs are on the trail of the cold blooded and inhuman Austrian suspect.