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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 25


  • 20 years ago (1998)

In heaven there is no beer, but there could be at next year's Crow Wing County Fair. At its annual meeting, the County Fair Association lifted its longstanding ban on alcohol and gave the fair board permission to allow beer sales during the fair.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

Sophomore Andy Hochmayr scored in the second period to give the Warrior hockey team a 1-0 victory over St. Cloud in their season opener at St. Cloud. His power-play goal was assisted by his brother Tony. Goalie Darec Liebel recorded his first high school shutout.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

The Warrior girls' swim team has qualified 21 swimmers for the Section III tournament which began today at the Univ. of Minnesota-Morris. Preliminaries were at 1 p.m. today, with the top two finishers in each event and top two relays going to tomorrow's finals.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

Bob Speed, former star cager at Brainerd High School and Brainerd Junior College, is sitting out the basketball season at the Univ. of Dubuque due to a knee injury. But he keeps his hand in by acting as sports reporter and sports activity director for the school.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

The coal strike in Brainerd tightened today as union officials halted the "sack business" at the five coal yards under strike. People needing coal tried to take it by the sackful. If the companies accede to union demands it will raise the price of coal about 35 cents per ton.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

With the early lifting of the flu ban, business conditions in Brainerd should return to normal. One of the hardest hit has been entertainment, namely the Best Theatre and Brainerd Opera House. Both have been dark since Oct. 12, and many fine productions had to be canceled.