This Was Brainerd - April 30
- 20 years ago (1999)
St. Cloud Apollo and Brainerd softball teams are headed in opposite directions. The Eagles have lost their last eight games after a good start, while the Warriors have won eight in a row, now sporting a 12-2 record. Brainerd beat Apollo 11-5 and is now ranked 13th in the state.
- 30 years ago (1989)
After years of other activities, Mattie Kurilla is now professionally associated with Kurilla Real Estate in Nisswa as a Realtor, after completing the Pro Source School and the Graduate Realtors Institute. The past five years she was a travel consultant with Riedl Travel.
- 40 years ago (1979)
An impressive performance by Jerry Hoffman highlighted the Warriors' 6th place finish in an 18-team golf field at the Cambridge Invitational. He shot a 72 to tie for medalist honors. Two of Brainerd's best golfers, Todd Holland and Steve Stoxen, missed the meet due to measles.
- 60 years ago (1959)
Junior John Erickson, huskier and stronger this year, used his fastball to hold Staples completely at bay as the Warriors rode his no-hitter to a 2-0 victory. After the season opening win, coach Kermit Aase said, "Erickson is as fast a pitcher as I've had in quite some time."
- 80 years ago (1939)
(Edit.) After June 1 Brainerd will have no Chamber of Commerce. The chamber board took action to stop all expenses after that date. The bare fact is that Brainerd must have some sort of organization devoted to the interests of the city if progress is to be made.
- 100 years ago (1919)
The wagon and team of horses owned by Nels Christopherson were involved in a spectacular runaway. They tore away the cement hitching post at 7th and Laurel, heading west. The post smashed into S.A. Stanley's Ford before the team rounded the Gardner block and a man was able to grab the reins.