20 years ago (2002)
March lives up to its reputation as the snowiest month with five inches of fresh snow last night and more expected today. A winter storm warning is in place with an additional 5 to 8 inches expected, along with high winds in an area from Aitkin to southern Cass County.
30 years ago (1992)
The county’s longstanding policy against selling public lake shorelines is currently being tested in the Legislative Assembly. The bill will come up for a vote before the Tax Committee. Informed of the bill, county commissioners expressed outrage, particularly Barb Uppgaard, in whose district the lake shore parcel is located.
40 years ago (1982)
David Nord, second forward on the Brainerd Community College basketball team, was named to the All-Region 13 Basketball Team for 1982. Nord got 20 of 21 possible votes. North led the entire region in scoring, scoring 486 points in 16 games for an average of 30.4.
60 Years Ago (1962)
The winning streak came to an end as a hard-shooting CI side took down the favored Warriors 72-66 to snap Brainerd’s 19-game winning streak and claim the District 24 title. Jack Fearing and Arlo Knoll 6-5 were key players in a match that featured a weird start where Brainerd scored first, but it was disallowed as the clock didn’t work.
80 years ago (1942)
Northeast Merchants ace bowler Joe Koering battled his way to a 679 streak to lead his team to victory in the Classic League last night. His games of 226, 215 and 237 left him just short of his own league record of 682. Last week he had a 634 in the same league.
100 years ago (1922)
New York Yankees owner Colonel Jake Rupert reportedly breathed a sigh of relief when his new pitcher, Joe Bush, signed a contract for 1922. He had acquired “Bullet” Joe Bush (a Brainerd native) from the Red Sox of Boston during the winter.
27/49: People in the waiting area of the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, circa 1910. Source: ‘Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area’, published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
28/49: Chicago Tavern on Gilbert Lake circa 1938-1943. Dance and food. Al LaBarre was the owner. Source: “Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area” published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
29/49: The state champion was that 1894 Brainerd amateur baseball team, which later saw two of those players advance to the major leagues. Pictured are (front row) Frary, receiver; Phyle, rf-pit.; Howe, pit., rf; C. McCarthy, 1st; (middle row) Burgum, shortstop, WP Buckley, manager; Hill; 3rd; (back row) W. McCarthy, cf; Blandy, yes; Warner, 2nd. Source: ‘Brainerd Minnesota 1871 – 1971’. Reprinted from the Centenary edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1971.
36/49: Brainerd Fire Department. Shipping Archive
37/49: WE Lively, the Maxwell car dealer, sold a Maxwell to Joseph Johnson. Pictured is a 1911 Maxwell Mascotte Touring by Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1526033
38/49: This truck belonged to the Silas Hall transfer line just after the First World War. It was used to transport goods from the NP (Northern Pacific Railroad) depot to city stores as well as for other types of moves. The photo was taken in front of the rail freight office. Before the truck, Silas Hal used horse and wagon teams he kept at 415 Main (now Washington Street). Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 – 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
39/49: Brainerd’s 1916 police force, pictured here, included the following men: the plainclothes men at either end were Jack Brandt (left) and Ted Nesheim; (front row, left to right) Charles Varner, Chief, and Tom Templeton. (Rear, left to right) Erick Graff, Hans Saude and August Swanson. Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 – 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
40/49: This building in Seventh and Laurel, still a well-known landmark in Brainerd, was the headquarters of the Citizen’s State Bank, from 1909 until 1927, when the bank later moved to neighborhoods across the street. This photo was taken in 1913. Source: Brainerd Minnesota 1871 – 1971. Reproduced from the Centennial edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
41/49: The “fill” field rink, located near Franklin Junior High School, winter 1938-1939. Source: “Out of the Woods, An Illustrated History of the Brainerd Lakes Region”, published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
42/49: People in the waiting area of the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, circa 1910. Source: ‘Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area’, published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.
43/49: 60 Years Ago (1959) (Picture) 15-year-old Robert Dobson is interested in how long he can keep a kite in the air. He launched a kite at 3pm yesterday near the courthouse and it is still flying despite a near disaster when a truck caught the kite string. The meteorologist says there will still be wind today. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
45/49: The State Hospital campus on Highway 18.
46/49: Santa Claus takes a ride during a Christmas parade in downtown Brainerd.
47/49: Children crowd around Santa Claus during Christmas festivities in downtown Brainerd.