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Restoration work of the Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum and Research Library in Brainerd, which began this month, is expected to be...
5 hours 40 min ago
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 19
SEPTEMBER 19 20 years ago (1998)Although you might not guess it by looking at the busy parking lot, enrollment at Central Lake College has dropped by 15.2 percent this fall, the biggest drop in the state. Head count is 2,857 this year compared to 3,368 last year, due in part to...
11 hours 10 min ago
September 18, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 18
SEPTEMBER 18 20 years ago (1998)Lucille Shaw, lifelong Brainerd resident, died yesterday at 87. Stricken with polio at 14, she spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair. But the handicap never stopped her, running a business our of her home and working for Brainerd, earning her Citizen...
September 18, 2018 - 3:30am
September 17, 2018
Finnish immigrant was 'victim of warmongers' 100 years ago in Duluth
DULUTH — Olli Kinkkonen renounced his United States citizenship to avoid being drafted into World War I. One hundred years ago Tuesday,...
September 17, 2018 - 8:19pm
This Was Brainerd - Sept.17
SEPTEMBER 17 20 years ago (1998)Harry Davey, 87, a lifelong newspaperman, died here yesterday. Davey most recently was owner and editor of the International Falls Daily Journal before retiring in 1975. After moving to Brainerd he kept his hand in journalism, managing the Dispatch...
September 17, 2018 - 3:30am
September 16, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 16
SEPTEMBER 16 20 years ago (1998)It's hard to keep track of the Warrior boys' soccer team. One night they play on the soccer field at the lower site. The next night they play on the football field. And last night they were at Memorial Park. But they notched their second win of the...
September 16, 2018 - 3:30am
September 14, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 14
SEPTEMBER 14 20 years ago (1998)Clinton. Starr Report. Impeachment. Eavesdrop in any coffee shop or restaurant in Brainerd and that's what you hear. For many residents interviewed by the Dispatch, the only way to clear things up is for Pres. Clinton to resign or to be impeached....
September 14, 2018 - 3:30am
September 13, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 13
SEPTEMBER 13 20 years ago (1998)Two years ago they scored a combined state-record 127 points. Last year they scored 81 points. This year it was "only" 72, as the Warriors topped St. Cloud Apollo 52-20. Defense proved the difference as Brainerd intercepted four passes and recovered...
September 13, 2018 - 3:30am
September 12, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 12
SEPTEMBER 12 20 years ago (1998)The former owner of T Juan's Restaurant in Baxter has been charged in a shooting death in Onamia. He was drinking at a bar with a man and woman, left, then returned with a gun and shot the man. He then shot and wounded the woman. He was arrested after...
September 12, 2018 - 3:30am
September 11, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 11
SEPTEMBER 11 20 years ago (1998)A new phone and communication system costing $193,000 was approved by the county board on a 4-1 vote. The old switchboard was continually breaking down, causing 30-minute outages. And it could not support a phone for each employee needing one.
September 11, 2018 - 3:30am
September 10, 2018
This was Brainerd - Sept. 10
SEPTEMBER 10 20 years ago (1998)Blandings turtles in the area of the Brainerd bypass won't have to worry about road rage. Researchers from the Univ. of N. Dakota, including Brainerd grad Steve Piepgras, found 58 of the threatened turtles, but none were in the bypass area.
September 10, 2018 - 3:30am
September 9, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 9
SEPTEMBER 9 20 years ago (1998)A long-awaited draft of a loitering ordinance made its way before the city council in response to youths loitering downtown, and city attorney Tom Fitzpatrick believes it will stand up to a constitutional challenge. A section of it charges parents...
September 9, 2018 - 6:45pm
September 7, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 7
SEPTEMBER 7 20 years ago (1998)A cagey home builder and quick police work put one man in jail and two under suspicion of theft yesterday. Mark Andrew found material from his building site gone and traced it to a nearby house. The residents left but Andrew took license numbers of...
September 7, 2018 - 3:30am
September 6, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 6
SEPTEMBER 6 20 years ago (1998)More than a million gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into a wetland and went unreported by the Brainerd Public Utility treatment plant. The spill is being investigated by the Minn. PCA. It occurred in mid-August but was unknown until an anonymous...
September 6, 2018 - 3:30am
September 5, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 5
SEPTEMBER 5 20 years ago (1998) CLC running back Marquel Wallace fumbled three times against Northland last week. But he didn't drop the ball when his dad needed him. Last year, his dad, Victor, experienced kidney failure and went on dialysis. Marquel didn't hesitate to donate one...
September 5, 2018 - 3:30am