JULY 28

20 years ago (2001)

The rains poured down on Mills Field last night, wiping out the last two Mighty Gulls regular season games against Alexandria. It also signaled a goodbye to three Gulls players, including a shortstop that committed as many as four errors in one game. Three pitchers, two infielders and an outfielder are being added to the roster.

30 years ago (1991)

The Brainerd Bees baseball team expanded their schedule to play 29 league and exhibition games this year for a record of 18-11. They won the Victory League East title behind the pitching of Keith Peterson, who beat St. Mathias by throwing a three-hitter, striking out eight to bring his record to 10-1.

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40 years ago (1981)

The second of the two men convicted in shooting a hunter out of a deer stand north of Brainerd last year has been sentenced to serve 103 months for attempted murder. The sentence was extended because the shooter had three prior criminal convictions and was on parole. The victim has almost completely recovered.

60 years ago (1961)

(Photo) Capt. Bob McLoed, commander of Co. A, 367th Engineer Battalion, in Brainerd, is swearing in Master Sergeant Chalmer Trusty and his son, Donald. Chalmer Trusty is enlisting for three years to give him a total of 20 years in the service. Donald is enlisting for an initial six months active duty and 7-1/2 years reserve duty.

80 years ago (1941)

Over 2,300 pounds of scrap aluminum were collected from homes and businesses during the two-day campaign last week. Local attorney Richard Ebert spearheaded the drive, which flooded the town with Boy Scout and Job's Daughter workers. The scrap will be shipped to factories producing warplanes.

100 years ago (1921)

The A.P. Cardle natural fish hatchery near the Gull Lake Dam is most prolific in its yield. For the past two Sundays members of the County Game and Fish Protective League have canned and distributed the spawn where needed in nearby lakes. The state game and fish commission has loaned them some extra cans.

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