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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 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 tip on Aug. 28.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

The delayed opening of the $6 million Cuyuna Range Elementary School due to incomplete construction posed major problems for parents and administrators. The delay for safety reasons was appropriate, but parents had to scramble to make plans for their kids. Advance notice would have been helpful.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

The city council gave preliminary approval for two industrial revenue development bonds last night. There will be $2 million in bonds for the new shopping center, and another $600,000 in bonds to construct a Burger King at 8th Street NW and Washington Street.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

(Adv.) The Brainerd Jaycees present: "Red Foley and His Ozark Jubilee," in person at Washington High School. Matinee and evening shows on Mon., Sept. 8th. Don't miss these ABC-TV stars! Adults: 90 cents. Children: 50 cents.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

A juvenile crime ring, composed of a half dozen or more youths under high school age, was broken up by police today. The police arrested two boys, ages 11 and 12, who gave up the others. They were responsible for petty thefts across town, most recently of the YMCA office.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

The depot, railyards and streets were crowded with friends and relatives to bid goodbye to the 20 Crow Wing County boys headed for Camp Grant, Illinois. There were another 27 from Cass County. All businesses closed at noon, and the boys got a wonderful meal from the Red Cross ladies.