OCTOBER 30 20 years ago (1994) Brainerd's Heather Hunt and Beth Hadland gained all-conference honors by winning their events at the CLC meet. Hunt set school and conference records with a time of 1:11.35 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Hadland, the favorite in the 100-yard butterfly, won in 1:04.78 seconds. 30 years ago (1984) Developers of a $10 million expansion at the Westgate Mall said 70 percent of the new space has already been leased as construction started this week.
OCTOBER 29 20 years ago (1994) (Adv.) The Armory Theater presents "Dracula Spectacula - curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Miss Nadia Naive and her students are caught in the clutches of comedy in Transylvania. Can she be saved by Nick Necrophiliac, Father O'Stake or Hansel and Gretel? Tickets: $4 to $7. 30 years ago (1984) Parts of Brainerd went black this morning when a voltage regulator failed at the northeast substation.
OCTOBER 28 20 years ago (1994) MnDOT officials say they still consider the Highway 371 bypass a viable project. In recent weeks the proposed bypass was said to be dead or dying at two meetings, first a Baxter City Council meeting, and this week a meeting of the Brainerd School Board. 30 years ago (1984) The Brainerd Community College Raiders presented Coach Al Kilgore with his first undefeated season after trampling Northland 49-0.
OCTOBER 27 20 years ago (1994) Warrior Athlete of the Week Kori Kuhn is only a sophomore, but he's already the third-fastest runner in Brainerd cross country history. His time of 16:34 in the conference meet is behind only Jim Baillif (15:58) and Tim Kidder (16:02), both all-state runners. 30 years ago (1984) (Adv.) Save 20 to 50 percent! Our VHS format video cassette recorder with 7-day, 1 event capability. Record up to 8 hours - $369.99. AM/FM stereo with 2 cassette decks to record from one tape to another - $99.99.
OCTOBER 26 20 years ago (1994) Brainerd swim coach Dan Anderson may want to dress up as Kenny Rogers for Halloween. "We gambled and we won," he said as Brainerd slipped by Fergus Falls 93-92. He mixed his best and 2nd-best 400 relay teams to win first and second places in that final event for the win. 30 years ago (1984) County Attorney Steve Rathke has been asked to investigate charges of unfair campaign practices in the increasingly heated race between 13A Rep. Paul Thiede and challenger Tom Isle.
OCTOBER 24 20 years ago (1994) (Adv.) Crazy 8 Sale! 12-pack of Pepsi Products - $2.88; Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue - 4-roll pack - 78 cents; Virginia Deli Baked Ham - lb. $2.98; Hormel Deli Turkey Pastrami - lb. $2.98; Family Pack Pork Steak - lb. 88 cents. Lakes Area County Markets. 30 years ago (1984) "They wanted to be the champion, so they rose to the occasion," said an exuberant line coach Steve Nunnink after the Warriors stopped St. Cloud Tech 23-14.
OCTOBER 23 20 years ago (1994) Amy Schmitz, a Brainerd High School graduate, completed the Hawaii Ironman competition in 12 hours, 54 minutes on October 15. More than 1,500 athletes competed in the triathlon, featuring a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. 30 years ago (1984) (Adv.) Let us brighten your day - join us for lunch! Wednesday: Sirloin and Mushroom Croissant; Thursday: Chicken Fettuccini; Friday: Seafood Omelet. All specials - $3.95.
OCTOBER 22 20 years ago (1994) Acrometal employees may be setting a new model for local United Way fundraising. The Brainerd manufacturing firm has shown it can be fun raising money as they contributed an average of $150 per employee, the highest per capita figure in Brainerd United Way history. 30 years ago (1984) (Adv.) Dinner Specials! All include salad bar, soup, potato, roll and vegetable. Spaghetti - $4.50; Swiss Steak - $5.50; Fish Fry - $4.50; Pork Roast - $5.50; Fish & Shrimp - $5.95; BBQ Chicken and Ribs - $6.95.
OCTOBER 21 20 years ago (1994) (Photo) The Raiders emerged victorious in the final game on the Brainerd Community College football field. On October 20 the Raiders defeated Itasca 32-26 in overtime. Construction of a campus for the Brainerd Staples Technical College will begin on the site soon. 30 years ago (1984) A 45-0 explosion over Fergus Falls clinched a second straight Northwest Division title and state playoff berth for Al Kilgore's Red Raiders. Brainerd Community College is now 7-0 with one game to play.
OCTOBER 20 20 years ago (1994) Resorts, hotels and motels in in other locations are seeing business grow rapidly, while the Brainerd lakes area lodging industry has remained stable for years. The difference, say state tourism officials, is aggressive, well-funded marketing efforts by those other destinations. 30 years ago (1984) A Hennepin County judge has taken under advisement a motion for dismissal of a class action suit against the state brought by longtime Brainerd fluoride foe Irene Johnson.