This Was Brainerd - Dec. 28
20 years ago (1997)
Divorce Minnesota-style is going to mean classes for parents feuding over after-divorce care of children - custody and visitation - because of a new state law. The 20-hour Parenting Forever classes are set to start in Cass and Crow Wing counties after Jan. 1.
30 years ago (1987)
A new $50,000 helicopter landing pad was needed at St. Joseph's Medical Center in north Brainerd due to safety concerns. Because helicopter transport is increasing for cardiac and trauma patients, they could no longer routinely land in the hospital parking lot.
40 years ago (1977)
The late Tom Turcotte, formerly of Brainerd, was honored posthumously by Colorado Springs shortly before Christmas with a plaque for his contributions to the city. Turcotte was shot to death last April. His widow Joni and two children now live in Brainerd.
60 years ago (1957)
A clash of undefeated teams saw Granite Falls deal Brainerd its first defeat of the season, coming back from an eight point deficit at halftime to top the Warriors 67-63. Quick fouls limited John Emerson to just eight points, but guards Brown and Mudford ripped the nets for 38 points.
80 years ago (1937)
(Adv.) New Year's Eve Party at the Chicago Tavern! Two miles north of Brainerd on Gilbert Lake. Dance to Kinney's Swingsters - novelties and favors for guests. Midnight turkey lunch. Cover charge - $1.50 (includes lunch). For reservations, phone 359-LR.
100 years ago (1917)
In a report to the city on its water supply and its present condition, the Minn. State Board of Health tells the city to continue carrying out its previous recommendations. The safety of the water supply can be maintained with treatment of the river water with liquid chlorine.