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Abandoned net of 67 dead walleye on Lake Mille Lacs angers conservation group
Open house scheduled for County Highway 36 project
SWCD to host 6th annual photo contest
Seasonal crack sealing continues this week
Part of Excelsior Road to close for a month; Access to businesses will be maintained
Despite divisions, Farm Bill still a priority for passage
Business Note - May 27
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
RiverWood Bank promotes Autumn Hunter to Senior Operations Specialist
Reed promoted to Director of Business Services
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Mystics remain undefeated with win over Lynx
Patrick's career comes to crashing end at Indy 500
Will Power finally claims elusive Indy 500 victory
Softball: Ageless Wonders playing twice a week
What's Up Outdoors: Honoring our veterans
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: A community partnership for student success
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Much Obliged: Book sale a success
Much Obliged: Ice Fishing Extravaganza
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What's Up Outdoors: Honoring our veterans
More fishing tournaments skipping weigh-in
Man helps restore bluebird species with nest boxes on rural Wisconsin roads
Northwest Minn. man finds retirement niche building custom fishing rods
Funding available for woodland management
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: Drug abuse among the elderly grows
Swift's rules of comportment not quite as persnickety as royal family
Wealth column: Your summer financial checklist
Make Memorial Day memorable, not fatal
Commentary: Take a break before transitioning to non-caregiving life
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This Was Brainerd
Becca is back as 'Bachelorette' -- and this time she gets to choose
In the age of the megaplex: Historic Twin Cities theaters battle to stay afloat in the ever-competitive business of showing movies
Entertainment Briefs - May 24
Special Events - May 24
What's the Buzz?: 'Rumors' up next on Chalberg stage
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This Was Brainerd
This Was Brainerd - May 27
MAY 27 20 years ago (1998) Buried in the 900-page federal transportation bill is a provision that could mean an additional $750,000 for the Hwy 371 Brainerd bypass. Officials are still computing, but that could be enough to get a long-hoped-for overpass south of Brainerd. 30 years...
13 hours 6 min ago
May 25, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 25
MAY 25 20 years ago (1998) Fourth-seeded Brainerd slammed 16 hits, while pitchers Matt Parker and Jake Kasper held top-seeded Bemidji to three hits, as the Warriors pounded out an 18-3 win in five innings in the second round of the sub-section baseball tourney. Kyle Berg led Brainerd...
May 25, 2018 - 3:30am
May 24, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 24
MAY 24 20 years ago (1998) A principal in Blackduck was on his way with his fiancé to Brainerd to interview for a principal's job. When his truck broke down, he explained the problem to a SuperAmerica cashier in Pequot Lakes and she offered him her car. He left his fiancé as collateral,...
May 24, 2018 - 3:30am
May 23, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 23
MAY 23 20 years ago (1998) Instead of getting a hit, Mike Innes got hit, and the Warriors won their opening game in the North Sub-section 8AA baseball tourney 3-2 over Alexandria. Innes came in with the bases loaded and score tied in the bottom of the ninth. The pitcher hit him...
May 23, 2018 - 3:30am
May 22, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 22
MAY 22 20 years ago (1998) The Warrior girls' golf team defeated Little Falls by a single stroke, shooting 166 in their final conference meet to tie their own school record set earlier. Lisa Renneke shot a school record 38 to tie the Flyers Katie Brenny, the state's top-ranked player,...
May 22, 2018 - 3:30am
May 21, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 21
MAY 21 20 years ago (1998) Lack of a contract brought many of the more than 100 teaching staff to the C-I school board meeting. The teachers have been working without a contract since the beginning of the year. Teachers unanimously gave negotiators the right to strike if demands...
May 21, 2018 - 3:30am
May 20, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 20
MAY 20 20 years ago (1998) In the fall of 1992, the city installed lights on the tennis courts at Gregory Park to extend hours of play. Now the council has approved $44,000 to completely replace the three south courts which have been plagued by cracks for many years. 30 years ago...
May 20, 2018 - 3:30am
May 18, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 18
MAY 18 20 years ago (1998) The Warrior boys' tennis team concluded its regular season by defeating Staples-Motley 6-1 and losing to Hibbing 5-2 in non-conference meets. Brainerd, 11-3 on the season, is scheduled to start the South Sub-section 8AA tournament today. 30 years ago...
May 18, 2018 - 3:30am
May 17, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 17
MAY 17 20 years ago (1998) If all goes as planned, Baxter residents will soon be able to walk or bike to Brainerd or the Paul Bunyan Trail. The Baxter trail system will consist of about six miles of paved trails. The Hwy 371 bypass project will include a 12-foot trail crossing with...
May 17, 2018 - 3:30am
May 16, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 16
MAY 16 20 years ago (1998) Ray Herder left Brainerd after high school to join the Air Force and see the world. But in death, the 47-year-old wanted his ashes to be scattered on Gull Lake, where he swam, fished and boated as a boy. His widow, children and siblings spread his ashes...
May 16, 2018 - 3:30am
May 15, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 15
MAY 15 20 years ago (1998) Ray Shortridge, Brainerd's fire chief for 25 years, has died at his Brainerd home at age 77. Known as the big man with a big smile and hearty handshake, he fought with the Marines on Iwo Jima in WWII. He was a terrific golfer and was known nationally as...
May 15, 2018 - 3:30am
May 14, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 14
MAY 14 20 years ago (1998) Police Chief Frank Ball was eating at the Northwind Grill when he spotted a man who looked like Hollywood star Val Kilmer. The woman seated with the man said Kilmer was much better looking. When the man left he dropped a napkin on Ball's table which said:...
May 14, 2018 - 3:30am
May 13, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 13
MAY 13 20 years ago (1998) Despite having only four players, the Central Lakes College men's tennis team has captured the state tournament. Jason Dittmer took the #2 singles title and Evan Fiksdal the #3 title. Dittmer teamed with Ryan Zimmer to take #1 doubles, and Fiksdal with...
May 13, 2018 - 3:30am
May 11, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 11
MAY 11 20 years ago (1998) With a new concessions building and an expanded pit area, North Central Speedway opened its 1998 season in front of a packed grandstand and with 94 cars competing. It was a "Sweet" victory in Wissota Super Stocks as Rick Sweet collected a clean sweep....
May 11, 2018 - 3:30am
May 10, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 10
MAY 10 20 years ago (1998) Brainerd's comprehensive plan in 1994 promoted a system of trails with connecting streets. The first step in that vision will be completed June 1 when the abandoned BN Santa Fe Spur Line trail is blacktopped through south Brainerd. The trail stretches...
May 10, 2018 - 3:30am