20 years ago (1989)
Friday was a busy day for Arnold S. Johnson, president and CEO of Universal Pensions. First he presided at a groundbreaking for expansion of the firm's Baxter facility, then received an award from the U. S. Small Business Administration.
30 years ago (1979)
A dozen electric blasting caps were removed from a Deerwood garage and destroyed by Skip Rudquist, sheriff's bomb disposal expert. The incident was the latest in response to a Dispatch article on dangerous explosives.
40 years ago (1969)
Fire in the Nisswa Telephone building this morning knocked out long distance service to the area north of Nisswa. Brainerd telephone officials said a rectifier exploded at 7 a.m. and set fire to the cables.
60 years ago (1949)
Telephones in Brainerd will be cut over to the dial system some time during the night of June 2, according to the local Northwestern Bell Telephone manager. New directories will be issued containing information on use of the dial.
80 years ago (1929)
Ten defendants were arraigned before Judge Torrance in district court this afternoon. One man pleaded guilty to sale of intoxicating liquor, one for assault, two pleaded guilty for theft of chickens and one pleaded not guilty to abduction.
100 years ago (1909)
The recent legislature enacted a law prohibiting the sale or offering for sale of walleyed pike from any lake stocked with fry by the state fish and game commission. It is currently reported that Gull Lake is among those affected
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