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Weather drawing - May 9
Aitkin library to host used book sale
2 Fargo schools ranked among best in ND by U.S. News
Suspect pleads guilty in deadly Twin Cities crime spree
Greenbush Middle River district votes to close Middle River School
145 million Social Security numbers, 99 million addresses and more: Every type of personal data Equifax lost to hackers, by the numbers
Ray Szmanda, longtime pitchman for Menards, dead at 91
Obamacare premiums to surge next year, early rate requests show
Stensland Family Farms promotes farm fresh and local
BisMan Community Food Co-op puts focus on the story of food
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High School Baseball: Willmar nudges Warriors in top of 7th inning
Area Girls Golf: Huskies finish third
Softball: Warriors, Willmar split
Area Track and Field: Pillager boys and girls advance to state
Girls Lacrosse: Warriors close to first win
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Commentary: Melania Trump trolls her husband
Commentary: MnDOT's choices left Greater Minnesota behind
Commentary: The financial forecast for colleges is gloomy - how can they weather the storm?
Opinion: Face facts: Immigrants commit fewer crimes than U.S.-born peers
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This owl had an extraordinary survival story after a very bad day
Tent caterpillar season looks mild in Minnesota, DNR forest expert says
Outdoor notes for May 6
Commentary: The water's fine - or almost melted - so let's go fishing!
Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
A bride-to-be lost her arm in a crocodile attack - and still got married five days later
Have sage advice from Mom to share?
Calling all moms - "MOM!"
3 Things for Better Health - May 7
'I saved them because I'm a superhero!': Philadelphia 4-year-old donates bone marrow to his baby brothers
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
CLC spring concert to honor retiring conductor
LAMF winter concert series to wrap up with Franz Schubert piece
Special Events - May 3
Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled from film academy that runs the Oscars
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Marilyn Brutsman 80th Birthday
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Robert M. Schultz
Jane E. Gustafson
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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This Was Brainerd
May 8, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 8
MAY 8 20 years ago (1998) There's no need to panic. The chance of Mille Lacs Lake being closed to walleye fishing later this year is slim says the DNR. A reduced walleye quota and heavy catches early in the season could lead to catch-and-release, but not a complete closure of the...
May 8, 2018 - 3:30am
May 7, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 7
MAY 7 20 years ago (1998) Knowledge Bowl teams from Little Falls and Brainerd finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the state competition held over two days at Cragun's on Gull Lake. Brainerd's team included Dustin Spaulding, Doug Olson, Andy Vesely and Adam and Shane Ewert....
May 7, 2018 - 3:30am
May 6, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 6
MAY 6 20 years ago (1998) After months of work, an unofficial skate park committee presented its findings to the city council, where it was met with a surprise offer. A skate park is tentatively set to be placed at Jaycees Park on Rosewood Street. The council will pay 75 percent...
May 6, 2018 - 3:30am
May 4, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 4
MAY 4 20 years ago (1998) The Warrior boys' 4x200 relay team set a new school record of 1:31.5 while placing 3rd at the Hamline Relays. Team members are Jared Reese, Jesse Strowbridge, Mike McDonald and Chad Yde. On the girls side, Katy Johnston paced 3rd in the long jump and 4th...
May 4, 2018 - 3:30am
May 3, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 3
MAY 3 20 years ago (1998) Expected to open this month, the 371 Diner in Baxter is a flashback to chrome and neon. The diner arrived in three sections on flatbed trucks before giant 70-ton and 150-ton cranes lifted the sections onto the foundation. The interior was complete, including...
May 3, 2018 - 3:30am
May 2, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 2
MAY 2 20 years ago (1998) Only ten days ago the Warrior baseball team was blistered 20-10 by Sartell. So Brainerd was in no position to gloat when they blew out Rocori 20-1 in a five-inning game. Brainerd went 20-for-32 at the plate, raising its season team batting average from...
May 2, 2018 - 3:30am
May 1, 2018
This Was Brainerd - May 1
MAY 1 20 years ago (1998) Sheriff's deputies are looking into what caused a stolen vehicle from Missouri to be abandoned in the ditch on 43rd Street southwest of Barrows. A caller said he heard five gunshots and, when he looked out his window, saw a truck and the stolen car along...
May 1, 2018 - 3:30am
April 30, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 30
APRIL 30 20 years ago (1998) With the fishing opener coming soon, the DNR has listed its annual fish consumption warnings. Among them: Gull Lake, no more than one meal a week for bass, northerns and walleyes. For walleye over 25 inches, no more than one meal a month. The advisory...
April 30, 2018 - 3:30am
April 29, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 29
APRIL 29 20 years ago (1998) Owners Karen and Chuck Hanson are baffled by what may have caused the late-night fire at Meyer Cleaners on Washington Street. "The building was secure, so we know it wasn't arson," said Karen. She was the last to leave the building and fire officials...
April 29, 2018 - 3:30am
April 27, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 27
APRIL 27 20 years ago (1998) A police officer for 23 years, Keith Emerson has decided to try his hand at the position of sheriff. Emerson announced he will run against Sheriff Dick Ross in the November election. He currently serves as the Brainerd Police liaison officer with the...
April 27, 2018 - 3:30am
April 26, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 26
APRIL 26 20 years ago (1998) The Warrior softball team scored three unearned runs in the top of the 4th inning and added two runs in the 7th on their way to a 6-3 conference victory over Little Falls. Shannon Andres was 2-for-3, and Beth Stoltman and Erin Thiesse were both 2-for-4....
April 26, 2018 - 3:30am
April 25, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 25
APRIL 25 20 years ago (1998) A convention center in downtown Brainerd? While nothing more than a concept, the building would cover most of a city block, with a pool area, hotel, and convention space, plus retail shops on the ground floor. Ray Burnett floated the plan, with Nor-son...
April 25, 2018 - 3:30am
April 24, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 24
APRIL 24 20 years ago (1998) Like father like daughter. When Lehtitia (Moilanen) Weiss is inducted into the Warrior Hall of Fame she will join her father, Keith, long-time voice of the Warriors. Other inductees at the May 4th event will be Todd Vanek, Rodney Skoog and Don Adamson....
April 24, 2018 - 3:30am
April 23, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 23
APRIL 23 20 years ago (1998) Despite three school records, the Warrior track teams lost to Alexandria. Crystal Yaunick had a record 7 feet in the girls' pole vault, the 4 X 100 relay of Jared Reese, Kevin Drake, Mike McDonald and Chad Yde had a record 43.5 seconds, and the 4 X 200...
April 23, 2018 - 3:30am
April 22, 2018
This Was Brainerd - April 22
APRIL 22 20 years ago (1998) Baxter will soon ask its residents to help test water quality in the city. The city council agreed to work with the MN Pollution Control Agency and Central Lakes College to evaluate water samples from residential wells to see if there is a quality issue...
April 22, 2018 - 3:30am