20 years ago (1988)
Bob Wilmes of Lake Shore lured in an 18-pound, 4.5-ounce eelpout Wednesday while fishing on Lake of the Woods. The catch appears to be a state record and possibly tied a world record.
30 years ago (1978)
Building plans for picnic shelter, bathrooms and parking areas at the Paul Bunyan Arboretum got the go-ahead at the Baxter City Council.
40 years ago (1968)
There have been 100 grass, brush and forest fires in this general area thus far this spring. Many of the fires were the result of carelessness, but almost one third of them were set.
60 years ago (1948)
Applications for the position of superintendent of schools in Brainerd are coming in from all over the country. So far the board has received about 40 applications and they are still coming in.
80 years ago (1928)
Guaranteed 29.x4.40 balloon tire, $7.95. Free tube with every tire. Brennen's Tire Shop, 416 S. Sixth Street.
100 years ago (1908)
Through a typographical error, the Dispatch referred to a "day operator" as a "dry operator" and now the boys are trying to decide who it is. No one is willing to plead guilty.
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