This Was Brainerd - March 15
- 20 years ago (1999)
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but man's best friend likes diamonds, too. Sofee the schnauzer swallowed Sal Peterson's ring. After following Sofee around while she did her puppy "business" without result, Sal took her to the vet, who induced her to throw it up. The ring is fine and so is Sofee.
- 30 years ago (1989)
DNR regional wildlife manager Henry Wulf says emergency deer feeding in the Brainerd area is reaching about 10,000 animals. He said 200 tons of deer pellets from Glencoe Feed Mills have been distributed and he guessed there are over 200 feeding stations.
- 40 years ago (1979)
A fluoridation compromise presented by Brainerd Mayor C. Elmer Anderson, aimed at preventing fluoride being put into Brainerd city water, was rejected by the state health commissioner. The proposal would have offered a publicly funded oral rinse program for children, plus education.
- 60 years ago (1959)
Dick Imgrund leads John Gadbois by two pins at the halfway point of the eight-game qualifying round for the Brainerd men's singles bowling tournament. Imgrund has 768 for the four games, Gadbois 766, followed by Mike Dosen 750 and Fred Kellett 748.
- 80 years ago (1939)
Two 1857 copies of the "Children's Magazine" have been presented to the county historical society by B.T. Kemerer, Episcopal Bishop of Duluth. They contain illustrated articles about the St. Columbo Mission on Gull Lake, built in 1852 and burned by the Indians in 1862.
- 100 years ago (1919)
Brainerd enjoyed - or endured - all kinds of weather last night. It started out with glare ice, then moved to hail, sleet, snow, rain, lightning and thunder in roughly that order. Everyone thought they would need to wear skates today. Instead it switched to spring weather and sunshine.