20 years ago (1999)
Fans who were a minute late for the Warrior’s 41-32 win against St. Cloud Tech missed some fireworks. In the opening 38 seconds, Brainerd’s Kyle Berg bolted for a 62-yard TD on the first play from scrimmage. Tech’s Jorgen Odden responded with a 65-yard TD on Tech’s first play.
30 years ago (1989)
Don Mason said he’d rather go to jail than move his N. Long Lake home back from the shoreline as ordered by the court. But he’ll comply because his wife would also go to jail if not. The dispute started in 1977 and has had several court appeals. Mason lost and has until 9 a.m. tomorrow to start work.
40 years ago (1979)
The prospect of changing a school board election system that has been in place since 1950 has been met with - apathy. The proposal, which would change having members elected at large to a ward system, where members would represent a specific area, brought only one public comment.
60 years ago (1959)
Figures released today by Red Cross Water Safety chairman Bill McCollough showed that 215 certificates were issued to swimmers at county swim sites this summer. Some of the sites were the Country Club pool, Cragun’s Resort, Elks Youth Camp, Camp Vanasek and Grand View Lodge.
80 years ago (1939)
Sunday’s shoot at Uncle Tom’s Gun Club on N. Long Lake brought out 30 shooters. Jim Tinkelpaugh led all shooters with 190-of-200, including a run of 107 straight. M.E. Dullum led Nisswa shooters with 81-of-100 and Mrs. Walter Puhlman was high woman with 22-of-25.
100 years ago (1919)
Aviators flying to perform at the county fair in Pequot were forced to descend near Brainerd and come in to Brainerd to have a tire repaired. The Guarantee Vulcanizing Co. got the job and said it was the first time they had done work for an aeroplane.