This Was Brainerd - July 11
- 20 years ago (1998)
More than three years after the county eliminated her job, an arbitrator ruled that Alexa Oxley Christianson must be given a chance to regain county employment. She had filed sexual harassment charges against former county attorney Jack Graham and said her job was eliminated in retaliation.
- 30 years ago (1988)
Brainerd school officials will meet next week with state vocational representatives to review options for what promises to be a controversial expansion of the Brainerd Technical Institute. Problems arise because the best option requires changes to College Drive, which angers neighbors.
- 40 years ago (1978)
Barry Sorenson and Steve Stoxen both hurled two-hitters for respective 12-0 and 10-0 shutout wins over Little Falls and C-I. That built the Brainerd VFW baseball record to 25-2 this summer. Mike Brown continued his solid hitting with 3-for-3 in the first game.
- 60 years ago (1958)
The Brainerd Braves may only be in third place, but the team has winning uniforms now. Brainerd merchants funded the pearl-gray uniforms with fancy maroon lettering, and completed with new caps, stockings and white sweatshirts. The previous uniforms were seven years old.
- 80 years ago (1938)
Robert Jaeger, caretaker at Evergreen Cemetery, nearly lost his billfold to a carload of gypsies. Just as he was unlocking the east gate, a gypsy car drove up and a woman got out, asking for directions to Rice Lake. She snatched his billfold but he was quick enough to grab her hand. The car load fled.
- 100 years ago (1918)
Boston strengthened its lead in the American League yesterday by defeating Cleveland 1-0 in 12 innings. Brainerd native Leslie "Joe Bullet" Bush was the winner in a tremendous pitchers' duel against Bagby, giving up eight hits.