20 years ago (1992)
The Crow Wing unemployment rate inched up to 5.0 percent in October, following a seasonal trend. The rate was 4.8 percent in September. Meanwhile, the state rate dropped from 4.4 percent to 4.0, and the national rate from 7.2 percent down to 6.8 percent.
30 years ago (1982)
A thief, who apparently hid himself inside the Nisswa American Legion Club after closing, took money and cigarettes, according to the sheriff’s office. He took a small amount of cash from the register, then took cigarettes and money from vending machines.
40 years ago (1972)
A balanced attack by Brainerd Junior College led to an easy 77-65 win over the big, but slow-moving, Crookston Tech team. The Raiders, unable to shoot or rebound in two early losses, did both well. Mick Timmons and John Hansen led the team with 22 points each.
60 years ago (1952)
As the day of the 12th Annual Rural Children’s Christmas Party nears, an indication of the hordes of youngsters who will come from outlying towns and farms was indicated in a report from co-chairs Bill Rose and Len Dybvig that 2,666 tickets have been mailed.
80 years ago (1932)
Delivery of a new telephone directory as of December 1932 has been completed and has gone to press at the Dispatch Printery. The NW Bell Telephone directory will run through June, 1933. Manager Hoffman asks all subscribers to destroy their old directories.
100 years ago (1912)
Ironton has one of the fastest bowling teams on the range. Although the town has no bowling alley, there is any number of good bowlers. The men have been practicing on the Crosby alleys. In a recent match, Crosby took the first game, but Ironton won the next two.