APRIL 25 20 years ago (1998) A convention center in downtown Brainerd? While nothing more than a concept, the building would cover most of a city block, with a pool area, hotel, and convention space, plus retail shops on the ground floor. Ray Burnett floated the plan, with Nor-son drawing the sketches. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 24 20 years ago (1998) Like father like daughter. When Lehtitia (Moilanen) Weiss is inducted into the Warrior Hall of Fame she will join her father, Keith, long-time voice of the Warriors. Other inductees at the May 4th event will be Todd Vanek, Rodney Skoog and Don Adamson. 30 years ago (1988) Jeff Massmann of Little Falls set a new record of 36:25 in winning the seven-mile St. Mathias Fun Run yesterday. Kelly Frazier of Ironton finished second in 37:08, with both runners surpassing the previous record set by Frazier in 1986.
APRIL 23 20 years ago (1998) Despite three school records, the Warrior track teams lost to Alexandria. Crystal Yaunick had a record 7 feet in the girls' pole vault, the 4 X 100 relay of Jared Reese, Kevin Drake, Mike McDonald and Chad Yde had a record 43.5 seconds, and the 4 X 200 relay ran a record 1:32.25. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 22 20 years ago (1998) Baxter will soon ask its residents to help test water quality in the city. The city council agreed to work with the MN Pollution Control Agency and Central Lakes College to evaluate water samples from residential wells to see if there is a quality issue in the fast growing city. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 20 20 years ago (1998) A morning fire at Gull Lake destroyed a two-story, four-unit town home at Madden's Resort. The unit was rented but no one was in it when the blaze started. People at the scene tried to put it out with fire extinguishers. The Brainerd and Nisswa Fire Departments responded to the call. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 19 20 years ago (1998) Carrying a 39-pound pack, a soaked-to-the-bone SGT Dave Good of the MN National Guard finished first in the heavy division of the Bataan Memorial March, 26 miles from Camp Ripley to the Brainerd armory. Then, he turned around to hike back six miles and escort another soldier from his section. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 18 20 years ago (1998) Bob Brakke wasn't planning to be the head coach of the Warrior wrestling team next season, but when Mike Boran stepped down, Brakke got the call from AD Ron Stolski. Brakke previously coached wrestling at Los Alamitos High School in California, his alma mater. 30 years ago (1988) Help in the form of equipment and 100 fresh firefighters was moved into Minnesota's critical fire zones yesterday. Brainerd DNR forester Ron Sanow said high winds and very dry conditions really hurt as 200 fires burned more than 10,000 acres.
APRIL 17 20 years ago (1998) Spraying treated waste water on the Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge could save the city of Nisswa $130,000 more than if it had to purchase its own land to use as a spray field. Mark Ronnei, the resort general manager, said they are willing to participate. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 16 20 years ago (1998) There may be an influx of law enforcement personnel in the area if a piece of legislation reaches Gov. Arne Carlson's desk. The bill would relocate State Patrol training facilities to Camp Ripley from Arden Hills, where the Patrol does most training now. 30 years ago (1988)
APRIL 15 20 years ago (1998) The Warrior boys' golf team defended its home turf by winning the Brainerd Classic Invitational at Madden's Classic course. Dan Osterloh and Doug Tulenchik of Pine River had the top scores, a 76 and 78, but Brainerd took the team title with a 341 among eight teams. 30 years ago (1988)