20 years ago (1993)
Leave it to Ron and Bill Lindner to return bragging rights back to the U.S. in the Kenora Bass Challenge on Lake of the Woods. They won the Canadian catch-and-release tourney with a two-day total of 34.36 pounds. Finishing 7th were Al and Jim Lindner, Brainerd.
30 years ago (1983)
Zaundra Cowger, an elementary school teacher from Nisswa, has returned from the first Minnesota Newspaper in Education graduate program to be held in the state. She was sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch and receives graduate credit toward her degree.
40 years ago (1973)
(Photos) Derosier’s Resort won the Brainerd Women’s Softball title last night with a thrilling 6-5 victory over Bud’s Eagles. A happy crew of women hoist winning pitcher Gail Sedlachek on their shoulders after she struck out a batter in the final inning.
60 years ago (1953)
(Photo) Counting today and Sunday there is one more month of action at Lake Margaret for Frankie Beddor’s Ski Antics Show. Here “Mad Muff” Graham and “Big Bill” Merrill fly off the 8-foot high ski jump while “Jumping Johnny” Martin skis under the pair.
80 years ago (1933)
(Adv.) Mid-week Specials! Bulk Cider Vinegar – gal. 19 cents; Large Watermelons – 45 cents; Fancy Ripe Bananas – 3 lbs. 23 cents; Fresh Cut Pork Steak – lb. 9 cents; Fresh Ground Hamburger – lb. 8 cents. Red Owl Food Stores – Brainerd.
100 years ago (1913)
This month the payrolls of the large industries of Brainerd reached the enormous total of $137,000. The NP Railway maintained an average payday, but the M & I Railway really had two payrolls, one for regular work and one for building the cutoff.