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Red Lake Band to host Ojibwe language camp
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Bowfest, a 3D archery event near Duluth, aims to be a big draw
Lake trout nirvana found on northern Saskatchewan fishing trip
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: The Dreaded Kamatsi Squirrel
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Ruffed, sharp-tailed grouse counts down
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Bernick Family Foundation seeks to grant $150,000 to programming for youth & education and health & fitness - applications due Sept. 1
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Where do doves released at weddings go? They can live happily ever after.
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This Was Brainerd
This Was Brainerd - July 23
JULY 23 20 years ago (1998)According to an investigative report by KSTP-TV, the Minn. DNR held expensive staff retreats at leading resorts at a time when the agency was having financial problems. DNR commissioner Ron Sando defended the meetings, saying they were money well spent....
7 hours 11 min ago
July 22, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 22
JULY 22 20 years ago (1998)The Brainerd VFW baseball team played so well even the Sartell coach was applauding them. Brainerd won the game 10-0 in five innings, just a day after beating Little Falls 10-0 in six innings. Brainerd combined solid pitching, timely hitting and superb...
July 22, 2018 - 3:30am
July 20, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 20
JULY 20 20 years ago (1998)Hundreds of downed trees, power lines and overturned boats were the result of a storm that swept through the lakes area. The Crosslake area was hardest hit. Steve Rosenow of county emergency management said funnel clouds were seen but none touched down....
July 20, 2018 - 3:30am
July 19, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 19
JULY 19 20 years ago (1998)A probationary member of the Garrison Fire Dept. was arrested in connection with a string of arson fires that had been plaguing the Garrison-Bay Lake area. A tip from the public led to the arrest of the 18-year-old who admitted to starting four fires....
July 19, 2018 - 3:30am
July 18, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 18
JULY 18 20 years ago (1998)(Photo) Chuck Halsted pauses with his daughter Connie Lyscio, who was a camper there, and grandson Tommy on the dock at Legionville on North Long Lake. Halsted has spent 44 years as swimming and canoeing instructor there. Lyscio's husband, Todd, is now...
July 18, 2018 - 3:30am
July 17, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 17
JULY 17 20 years ago (1998)(Photo) Verndale farmer Bill Hess spent time hoeing out corn from his corn field to create a maze that depicts the Titanic. Hess invites people to negotiate the 600-foot long maze for a fee of $5 a person. Part of the money will go to scholarships for...
July 17, 2018 - 3:30am
July 16, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 16
JULY 16 20 years ago (1998)According to court documents, $6,000 plus expenses was the going rate a Staples woman was willing to pay for the murder of her husband. She was arraigned on conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after offering that amount to an undercover officer. ...
July 16, 2018 - 3:30am
July 15, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 15
JULY 15 20 years ago (1998)Expect the intensified sound of artillery Aug. 8-22 as Camp Ripley hosts the 34th Infantry Division's combined artillery forces for the first time in four years. When the units fire on the ranges from 7 a.m. to midnight, residents will hear a sound like...
July 15, 2018 - 3:30am
July 13, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 13
JULY 13 20 years ago (1998)Fifty years ago this August a man came to Brainerd hoping to start a service club for young businessman. Charter member Zane Smith said "they scooped up everyone who wasn't a member of another organization." But later this month the Exchange Club will disband....
July 13, 2018 - 3:30am
July 12, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 12
JULY 12 20 years ago (1998)Three structure fires in the Garrison area - one three days ago and two yesterday - are believed to be linked and to be possible arson. Firefighters are still on the scene of the two houses that burned yesterday within a quarter-mile of each other. Fire...
July 12, 2018 - 3:30am
July 11, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 11
JULY 11 20 years ago (1998) More than three years after the county eliminated her job, an arbitrator ruled that Alexa Oxley Christianson must be given a chance to regain county employment. She had filed sexual harassment charges against former county attorney Jack Graham and said...
July 11, 2018 - 3:30am
July 10, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 10
JULY 10 20 years ago (1998)The city of Baxter wants a recount. The city is appealing to the State Demographer's Office that the recent population estimate is too low. The state said 4,982 people lived in Baxter in 4/1/97. Building permits indicate a population of 5,193, and utility...
July 10, 2018 - 3:30am
July 9, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 9
JULY 9 20 years ago (1998)Central Lakes College will be the site of one of two state-wide, televised debates among gubernatorial candidates this fall. Scheduled to be hosted by public TV, the event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Blandin Foundation.
July 9, 2018 - 3:30am
July 8, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 8
JULY 8 20 years ago (1998)For the third time in three years, the Pine River State Bank of Emily was robbed by an armed intruder. Sheriff Dick Ross said they responded to an alarm at 1:52 p.m. The robber, who escaped, said he had a gun under his coat, was in his mid to late 60s, 6-feet...
July 8, 2018 - 3:30am
July 6, 2018
This Was Brainerd - July 6
JULY 6 20 years ago (1998)Bill Grange is an Arts in the Park veteran. The art teacher at Brainerd High School has been exhibiting at the event for 30 years, missing only once. Grange said Dutch Cragun asked him to set up an exhibit at the resort in 1968, and the event just took off...
July 6, 2018 - 3:30am