OCTOBER 2 20 years ago (1994) For the second time in two weeks Brainerd has knocked off an undefeated Central lakes Conference foe. This time the 4-1 Warriors beat St. Cloud Tech 22-7 in wind and rain at Clark Field. Their next game is against undefeated Alexandria. 30 years ago (1984) The Brainerd Armory, nearly half a century old, could be replaced by a new facility in the next five years. Alderman Don O'Brien outlined recent discussions the city held with Brig. Gen. Harry Moore of the National Guard.
OCTOBER 1 20 years ago (1994) The biggest problem Brainerd Community College had yesterday was keeping their minds on the game. Last week they knocked off perennial powerhouse Normandale and this week faced winless Hibbing. The Raiders stayed on task to gain a 35-0 win and move to 3-1 on the season. 30 years ago (1984) A 33-mile chase at speeds over 105-miles per hour ended in the arrest of an 18-year-old Brainerd man for car theft and fleeing an officer. The car was stolen near S.
SEPTEMBER 30 20 years ago (1994) Sabra Abbott will be jogging some memories as she runs the Twin Cities Marathon. The Brainerd High School senior will run the marathon, her first, as a memorial to her uncle, Eric Abbott, who died this summer. Before he died Sabra told him she'd run one for him. 30 years ago (1984) Four busloads of football fans went to Hibbing expecting to see a close contest in the first-ever clash between the two schools.
SEPTEMBER 29 20 years ago (1994) Kelly Bevans is a man with a cause. The tall service station operator who lives near Gregory Park doesn't like what he sees going on there: vandalism, verbal abuse of adults, and young people in the park very late at night. Bevans, a Jaycee, has scheduled a Wake Up rally at the park. 30 years ago (1984) Marvin Campbell of Brainerd and Duane Lund of Staples have been honored by the Brainerd Community College Alumni Assn.
SEPTEMBER 28 20 years ago (1994) Quietly, another "ma and pa" resort has slipped from the Brainerd lakes resort list this year. Jack and Louise Warden have closed Lazy Brook Resort in Nisswa to transform their Nisswa Lake property into 10 town homes. 30 years ago (1984) The first American fort ever built in the Upper Mississippi Valley has been "rediscovered" a few miles from Little Falls. Archaeologist Doug Birk said the fort was built by Lt. Zebulon Pike in 1805.
SEPTEMBER 26 20 years ago (1994) The risks for jail time are big and the potential payoff in money is minimal. That's the assessment of the employees who collect money from news racks in the Brainerd area. The Brainerd Dispatch and Minneapolis and St. Paul papers have all had thieves stealing the $300 machines recently. 30 years ago (1984) (Photo) Eight-year-old Mike Anderson, Route 10 Brainerd, hooked this 25-13 muskie in six feet of water in the Mississippi River. He used a Mepp's Giant Killer as bait.
SEPTEMBER 25 20 years ago (1994) St. Cloud Apollo was literally in a fog trying to contain the Warrior football team at Don Adamson Field. About 4,000 fans peered through the mist caused by warm and cool temps colliding with moisture from recent rain to see Brainerd register a 35-6 win over unbeaten Apollo. 30 years ago (1984) The 3-minute speeches kept coming, like endless waves, during the 2.5 hour meeting where local residents urged a state agency to keep the Brainerd State Hospital open.
SEPTEMBER 24 20 years ago (1994) Kermit Aase, former Brainerd High School coach and athletic director, will be one of five legends inducted into the High School Coaches Assn. Hall of Fame. Aase coached baseball, basketball and football in Brainerd. His baseball teams from 1948 to 1972 had a record of 227-29. 30 years ago (1984) (Photo) This 7-1 largemouth bass was hooked on a Lindy Spin lure in 10 feet of water by Pequot Lakes teacher Jim Minerich, a member of the Paul Bunyan Guides League.
SEPTEMBER 23 20 years ago (1994) In an option offense the quarterback must make several decisions on every play, so Brainerd needs one of their smartest players at the position. They have him in Justin Kieffer, the Athlete of the Week. He has a GPA of 3.94 and is also the Warriors top scorer. 30 years ago (1984) (Adv.) Suppose they held a Town Meeting and nobody showed up? The State Planning Agency will hold a meeting about the Brainerd State Hospital. At Faribault, 700 showed up for a meeting on their hospital, and at Willmar, 400.
SEPTEMBER 22 20 years ago (1994) The Nisswa City Council approved a plat of the Paul Bunyan Trail through the city, stretching about a mile from south of the city to Lower Cullen Lake. The Nisswa portion of the trail, formerly owned by the BN Railroad, will be blacktopped next year. 30 years ago (1984) What is the future of Brainerd's downtown retail stores? What is needed to keep downtown viable?