This Was Brainerd
20 years ago (1990)
Encouraged by many customers to go west, the owners of Hasse's Restaurant near the airport made a quick decision to open a second restaurant in Baxter. Karen Hasse-Shepard and her husband have signed papers on the old Godfather's Pizza building.
30 years ago (1980)
The Bob and Sue Huff Fund grew by over $3,000 this week as merchants and citizens made hefty contributions. The total stood at $17,516 today. Sue Huff is a heart transplant patient who is going through rejection and the family is in dire financial straits.
40 years ago (1970)
(Photo) The Brainerd Junior College choir reached into the past with a Boar's Head banquet held at the Brainerd Country Club. Students dressed like English lords and ladies. Students Mark Gray and Bev Rajala greet guests Mr. and Mrs. Will Stoxen.
60 years ago (1950)
The Brainerd Post Office this morning began refusing to accept parcel post marked for 15 states east of Minnesota, said Joe Dunn, postmaster. Reason for the embargo is the strike of railway switchmen in the eastern states. Air express is continuing.
80 years ago (1930)
The Brainerd hockey team lost its first game of the season at Crosby when they took the short end of a 2-1 count at the hands of the Ironton puck chasers. Creger scored for Brainerd in the second period and Blom was the Ironton star.
100 years ago (1910)
Passengers on the M & I Railroad report an incident near Walker this morning where Sheriff Forrer of Koochiching county was on board with an insane patient. A mile out of town the lunatic escaped, ran like a deer, and is still at large.