20 years ago (1992)
Eleven anglers from Minnesota and Illinois were booked by the DNR for taking 1,351 fish over the limit. They had been fishing on Mission Lake in Crow Wing County. They were in possession of 1,846 crappies and sunfish. The DNR acted on a phone tip.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Mitch Tuomi, 25, doesn’t need skis to glide across Gull Lake; he can do it just as well with bare feet. The Brainerd man began water skiing at age five and bare-foot at age 13. Above, Tuomi demonstrates bare-foot skiing on one foot.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Mrs. Jim McComas and Mrs. Lee MacDonald stand by the memorial they erected for their late husbands and other members of Co. A, 194th Tank Battalion. Left over funds of $400 were donated to the Mary Tornstrom Scholarship Fund at Brainerd Junior College.
60 years ago (1952)
Mr. and Mrs. Art Cave entertained for their son, David (Butchie), to compliment him on his 3rd birthday. The party was held in the private dining room of their own Cave’s Restaurant on S. 6th Street. A decorated cake, games and prizes were featured.
80 years ago (1932)
Staff of the sheriff’s office in Aitkin told the Dispatch via long distance telephone at 3 p.m. today that bloodhounds had again taken up the trail of Harry Hedstrom, a settler wanted in connection with the slaying of James Harney, federal prohibition agent.
100 years ago (1912)
Monday, Sept. 23 may not be the most auspicious date, but it marks the debut of Leslie Bush into big league company. His Philadelphia Athletics were behind Columbus 5-4 in the 5th when Bush went in. He gave up one hit and no runs and they won 9-5 in the 9th.