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This was Brainerd - Sept. 10


  • 20 years ago (1998)

Blandings turtles in the area of the Brainerd bypass won't have to worry about road rage. Researchers from the Univ. of N. Dakota, including Brainerd grad Steve Piepgras, found 58 of the threatened turtles, but none were in the bypass area.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

Five trucks and an estimated 16 firefighters will leave Brainerd on a 22-hour drive to help battle forest fires in Yellowstone National Park, probably in the Mammoth Hot Springs area. Sending fire trucks were Garrison, Crosslake, Randall, Backus and Belle Prairie.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

(Photo) Dwight Brooks, who has been building radio-controlled model boats and airplanes since childhood, is shown on Gull Lake with his pride and joy, a 6-1/2 foot tugboat. It's battery-powered and has bells, a water pump and a gun that shoots water.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

The county primary election saw an 11-man field for sheriff whittled down to Al Krueger and Ralph Enlund, with Krueger pulling over 50 percent of the votes cast. Incumbent clerk of court Leone Bouck will now face off against John "Pete" Humphrey in November.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

A grant of $420,300 to Brainerd for construction of a municipal power plant was approved by the federal PWA office in Omaha and sent to Washington. The city is currently negotiating a power contract with Northern States Power. Unless the terms are exceptional, the city will build its own plant.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

In a letter to his mother in Brainerd, Pvt. Albert Cunningham writes: "I'm dropping you a few lines to tell you how I am and where I am. Don't let this worry you too much when I tell you I have lost my leg and am in a hospital near Paris. I was in a pretty good fight."