20 years ago (1992)
(Edit.) People we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving: Families, Friends. People who open their hearts and homes to the lonely. Courteous drivers. Tourists. Volunteers preparing dinner for the elderly. Our readers, the folks who make it all worthwhile. Thanks.
30 years ago (1982)
The Brainerd City Council’s effort to select a new police chief hit a snag when Acting Chief Ken Bjerkness announced no search was needed because, under the law, he is the chief. “I don’t think,” Bjerkness said, “that the council has anything to decide.”
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Lance Smith, a Brainerd elementary principal, continues to find the big fish in the Mississippi River, as evidenced by this 17-8 northern he caught recently. The photo was taken by his fishing partner, Tom Rosenberger.
60 years ago (1952)
Appointment of Floyd Emerson, 41, as editor of the Brainerd Dispatch was announced today by H. F. McCollough, publisher. Emerson comes from the Hammond, Ind. Times, and before that was city editor for papers at Watertown, S. Dakota, and Clinton, Iowa.
80 years ago (1932)
Cognizant of their obligation to do everything possible to aid the needy in Brainerd, and eliminate suffering and want during the coming winter, an army of 100 workers under chair Mrs. Sam Newman will start the drive for the Brainerd Community Relief Fund.
100 years ago (1912)
A mining lease was recently filed whereby Judge G.W. Holland leased his lands in south Brainerd to Martin Exploration for 50 years at a rate of 25 cents per ton of iron ore. A shaft will soon follow for this first Brainerd mine. Holland is a true Brainerd pioneer.