This Was Brainerd: July 11
20 years ago (1994)
The Huron Heaters must have felt like they were being attacked by the legendary NY Yankees. The Bears knocked out 30 hits in a double header to win 14-1 and 8-3. Todd Vanek, who leads the Bears with a .340 average, went 6 for 9 with a homer and double.
30 years ago (1984)
Here's the problem. Your company has idle workers it must pay but has no work for them to do. The city were you're located has plenty of work but a manpower shortage. Solution: BN Railroad will loan up to 30 workers to Brainerd to do projects free of charge.
40 years ago (1974)
Thieves hit Rademacher Marine Sports and Travel last night, stealing $9,000 in merchandise. Missing are a pick-up truck, eight outboard motors, seven chain saws and a riding mower. Plywood Minnesota and Collette's Bait Shop also had break-ins.
60 years ago (1954)
(Photo) More than 90 men and women from newspapers in five midwestern states gathered at Roberts Pine Beach Hotel for the summer meeting of the Northwest Daily Press Assn. Shown here are W.J. McCollough, Brainerd; Ed Lighter, Rapid City, SD; and Bill Moeller, Bismarck, ND.
80 years ago (1934)
Gov. Floyd B. Olson was reported to be enroute back to St. Paul, having had his vacation at Gull Lake interrupted by an urgent phone call. Gravity of the Minneapolis' truck driver's strike was said to be the cause of his return.
100 years ago (1914)
Following a plan worked out by the judge, city attorney and chief of police, culprits in municipal court drawing 10, 20 or 30 days will serve their sentences on a municipal wood pile or rock pile. When the news spreads, every hobo will want to pass through Brainerd quickly.