20 years ago (1999)

(Photo) Workers use two large cranes to place one of the 48 beams on the Hwy 371 bypass bridge over the Mississippi. The river was also blocked off at the site for a short time. A 160-foot device called a “beam shooter” guided the beams across the bridge piers.

30 years ago (1989)

Against less-able, non-conference teams, it’s customary for the Warrior girls’ swim team to put its people in non-traditional events. It still brought a win as Brainerd hammered Park Rapids 106-65 for its 29th straight dual meet victory, winning 8-of-11 events.

40 years ago (1979)

(Adv.) Sports Supply of Brainerd has started a new program to name a “Player of the Week,” to honor an individual who has been a standout in his or her sport. Last week’s winner was Tom Martin, Warrior football QB. This week the winner is Brad Gorron, Warrior fullback.

60 years ago (1959)

(Photos) Cleanup and repair crews are working on the gashed and wrecked passenger train that struck a freight train parked on the Loerch siding just east of Brainerd last night. Two crewmen on the NP Railroad passenger train were killed and several of the crew and passengers were injured.

80 years ago (1939)

Eugene Avery, a 1936 Brainerd High School grad, has been elected captain of the football team at St. Cloud State Teachers College. Avery, one of the finest backs in Brainerd history, has earned two letters at halfback as the college won consecutive conference titles. He’s being groomed as QB this year.

100 years ago (1919)

The Brainerd Municipal Band formed two teams and played a bush league baseball game at the fair in Pequot. The first inning score was 8 to 2 in favor of Anderson’s bunch. Ed Levant was umpire and at one point allowed three men on first base. Several strange plays were taken under advisement.