20 years ago (1999)
The Warrior girls’ soccer team achieved its first ever win, defeating Crookston 3-1 in perfect weather at Don Adamson Field and before a record crowd. Lisa Ebert scored for Brainerd in the first half, with Beth Cairns and Kellie Kratochwill scoring in the second.
30 years ago (1989)
Despite objections by the city attorney, Mayor Bob Olson has called for a public meeting concerning the $700,000 in loans the city guaranteed through American National Bank for Colin Hall’s BITC bus venture. Because of litigation, the city attorney wants the meeting closed.
40 years ago (1979)
After a six-year struggle, the Pelican Dam is no longer an orphan nobody wants. It’s back in the hands of the DNR where it was originally. The little 20-foot long dam packs a lot of wallop. Now a stationary dam, it controls water levels in Pelican and Ossawinnamakee Lakes.
60 years ago (1959)
Sparked by a rangy QB who could both run and throw, and a pair of fleet scatbacks, St. Cloud Cathedral had too many cannons for the Warriors last night. The score of 20-7 could have been worse as noted by the 20 first downs and 415 years of offense - including 196 through the air.
80 years ago (1939)
Wally Engebretson, teacher at Washington High School, retained his city golf title with a sizzling display that put down his challenger, Gene Wright, 9-and-8 in the 36-hole finals. Engebretson, the course record holder, defeated Gene’s brother, Frank, for the 1938 championship.
100 years ago (1919)
Brainerd high school has no football this year. In fact, it’s had no football team for the past three years. The war took all the husky young boys and left no one to continue the game. The school, however, shines in basketball and was a contender for the district championship in 1919.