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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 4


  • 20 years ago (1998)

The terminal at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport is empty as the pilots strike against Northwest Airlines continues. Mesaba, a Northwest affiliate, is the only airline serving Brainerd. Airport employees have had hours cut, but there are no layoffs.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

St. Paul Como Park football coach said, "This kind of game will turn your hair gray," after his team scored an 8-7 win over Brainerd. Como Park scored in the 1st quarter, while Brainerd scored on two safeties and a field goal. The Warriors were about to attempt a field goal when time ran out.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

Brainerd's Moose Lodge staged a successful effort as part of the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon for MD, raising more than $6,000 locally. Workers at the lodge manned phones for 24 hours. Bob Loss of the Moose said they had hoped to raise $2,000 to $3,000, so it was a great success.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

A 4-and-3 victory over Bob Alderman in the finals has given veteran Ray Belisle his third Brainerd Men's Golf Championship in the four seasons he has played here. His only loss was in last year's final to his son, Tom, who did not compete this year.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

The Brainerd Rinkydink baseball team defeated C-I by 3-2 in extra innings as Boyd stole home with two out to win the game. Schwendeman and Alderman pitched for Brainerd. Leading the hitting for the Rinkydinks were Alderman and Wimpy Aylward with two hits each.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

Using a pick up team, acting manager Hank Anderson's Brainerd forces scored a 9 to 2 win over Little Falls in the Red Cross League. Proceeds go to the Red Cross war effort. Still got the only Little Falls hit and Brainerd made but one error.