1ST OF MARCH
20 years ago (2002)
(Photo) Leonard and Carleen Koering of Fort Ripley have been selected as the Crow Wing County Family Farm of the Year. Leonard, 63, has been a farmer since he was 10 years old. He married Carleen, a native of the Twin Cities, after the two met at the old Sleepy Hollow Dance Hall. They intend to cultivate as long as they are physically able.
30 years ago (1992)
It’s almost inconceivable that the Warriors men’s basketball team has never won a conference title in the CLC’s 15-year history. Brainerd ended the drought with a resounding 97-55 victory over St. Cloud Apollo to share the title with Rocori. Their 19-3 regular season record is the team’s best since the 1949-50 Warriors went 22-1.
40 years ago (1982)
Brainerd state hurdles champion Kathy Borgwarth, now on the Wisconsin track team, helped the Badgers win the Big 10 title. She won her specialty, the 60-meter hurdles, but also took first place in the pentathalon, winning three of the five events for the first time she entered it. Her team record 3,939 points qualified her for the national championships.
60 Years Ago (1962)
Moderate temperatures, with cloudy skies and some light snow, were setting in after a brutal cold here. Temperatures, which were 32 below zero the previous night, fell to 37 below last night. Many cities across the state — including Minneapolis at 32 below — have reached or were near record highs.
80 years ago (1942)
The county’s contributions to the Red Cross war fund total $8,827 according to Richard Ebert, chairman of the war fund committee. This far exceeds the county quota which was $5,600. Brainerd led the donations with $5,027, followed by Crosby-Ironton with $1,850.
100 years ago (1922)
The high school basketball team traveled to Bemidji several days ago and overpowered them on their home turf, earning a 27-2 victory. But it was different at St. Cloud Tech. Brainerd had a six-point lead in the first half, 11-5. But Tech tied it at 12-12 and the crowd went wild. Brainerd took a 15-13 lead before Tech finished with a 23-18 victory.
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.