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This Was Brainerd
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This Was Brainerd - May 21
MAY 21 20 years ago (1998) Lack of a contract brought many of the more than 100 teaching staff to the C-I school board meeting. The teachers have been working without a contract since the beginning of the year. Teachers unanimously gave negotiators the right to strike if demands...
2 hours 11 min ago
May 20, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 20
MAY 20 20 years ago (1998) In the fall of 1992, the city installed lights on the tennis courts at Gregory Park to extend hours of play. Now the council has approved $44,000 to completely replace the three south courts which have been plagued by cracks for many years. 30 years ago...
May 20, 2018 - 3:30am
May 18, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 18
MAY 18 20 years ago (1998) The Warrior boys' tennis team concluded its regular season by defeating Staples-Motley 6-1 and losing to Hibbing 5-2 in non-conference meets. Brainerd, 11-3 on the season, is scheduled to start the South Sub-section 8AA tournament today. 30 years ago...
May 18, 2018 - 3:30am
May 17, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 17
MAY 17 20 years ago (1998) If all goes as planned, Baxter residents will soon be able to walk or bike to Brainerd or the Paul Bunyan Trail. The Baxter trail system will consist of about six miles of paved trails. The Hwy 371 bypass project will include a 12-foot trail crossing with...
May 17, 2018 - 3:30am
May 16, 2018
Genealogical society to host ancestry discussion
The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet May 24 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Those attending are asked to bring an artifact or pictures of an artifact, and be prepared to share with the group...
May 16, 2018 - 2:30pm
This Was Brainerd - May 16
MAY 16 20 years ago (1998) Ray Herder left Brainerd after high school to join the Air Force and see the world. But in death, the 47-year-old wanted his ashes to be scattered on Gull Lake, where he swam, fished and boated as a boy. His widow, children and siblings spread his ashes...
May 16, 2018 - 3:30am
May 15, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 15
MAY 15 20 years ago (1998) Ray Shortridge, Brainerd's fire chief for 25 years, has died at his Brainerd home at age 77. Known as the big man with a big smile and hearty handshake, he fought with the Marines on Iwo Jima in WWII. He was a terrific golfer and was known nationally as...
May 15, 2018 - 3:30am
May 14, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 14
MAY 14 20 years ago (1998) Police Chief Frank Ball was eating at the Northwind Grill when he spotted a man who looked like Hollywood star Val Kilmer. The woman seated with the man said Kilmer was much better looking. When the man left he dropped a napkin on Ball's table which said:...
May 14, 2018 - 3:30am
May 13, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 13
MAY 13 20 years ago (1998) Despite having only four players, the Central Lakes College men's tennis team has captured the state tournament. Jason Dittmer took the #2 singles title and Evan Fiksdal the #3 title. Dittmer teamed with Ryan Zimmer to take #1 doubles, and Fiksdal with...
May 13, 2018 - 3:30am
May 11, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 11
MAY 11 20 years ago (1998) With a new concessions building and an expanded pit area, North Central Speedway opened its 1998 season in front of a packed grandstand and with 94 cars competing. It was a "Sweet" victory in Wissota Super Stocks as Rick Sweet collected a clean sweep....
May 11, 2018 - 3:30am
May 10, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 10
MAY 10 20 years ago (1998) Brainerd's comprehensive plan in 1994 promoted a system of trails with connecting streets. The first step in that vision will be completed June 1 when the abandoned BN Santa Fe Spur Line trail is blacktopped through south Brainerd. The trail stretches...
May 10, 2018 - 3:30am
May 9, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 9
MAY 9 20 years ago (1998) Wadena Police say that a local woman who had gone missing on April 25 has turned up safe in Michigan. As days went by with no news the suspicion of foul play grew. She told her husband she was going to a nightclub with friends, but really went to Michigan...
May 9, 2018 - 3:30am
May 8, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 8
MAY 8 20 years ago (1998) There's no need to panic. The chance of Mille Lacs Lake being closed to walleye fishing later this year is slim says the DNR. A reduced walleye quota and heavy catches early in the season could lead to catch-and-release, but not a complete closure of the...
May 8, 2018 - 3:30am
May 7, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 7
MAY 7 20 years ago (1998) Knowledge Bowl teams from Little Falls and Brainerd finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the state competition held over two days at Cragun's on Gull Lake. Brainerd's team included Dustin Spaulding, Doug Olson, Andy Vesely and Adam and Shane Ewert....
May 7, 2018 - 3:30am
May 6, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 6
MAY 6 20 years ago (1998) After months of work, an unofficial skate park committee presented its findings to the city council, where it was met with a surprise offer. A skate park is tentatively set to be placed at Jaycees Park on Rosewood Street. The council will pay 75 percent...
May 6, 2018 - 3:30am