It Was Brainerd – May 27 – Brainerd Expedition

MAY 27

20 years ago (2002)

The county board has agreed to post bids for the Highway 371 rest area and visitor center at Fort Ripley Twp. The county has entered into a non-binding agreement with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, DNR, State Patrol and MnDOT for the center which will be built midway between the north and south lanes of Route 371, six miles south of Brainerd-Baxter.

30 years ago (1992)

Tourist season is welcome in this area, but an accidental tourist in northeast Brainerd was not. A one-year-old black bear wandered into a yard on 6th Avenue around 8:30 a.m. and climbed a tree. He then went to 5th Avenue and E Street, then climbed a tree on B Street. The bear was tranquilized and moved 75 miles away. He seemed happy as he ran through the woods.

40 years ago (1982)

Clarence Nelson was one of the first residents to move into the new Woodland Acres Health Care and Retirement Center on Buffalo Hills Lane in Brainerd. The facility offers supportive housing for seniors and has 60 apartments and an 80-bed retirement home.

60 Years Ago (1962)

The Wadena and Morris golfers were co-medalists in the region six golf tournament with 73 points. Among the seven golfers who qualified for the state tournament was James (Skeeto) Peterson with a 79. Freshman Mike Lund, of Brainerd missed the cut, shooting an 83 in his first regional tournament.

80 years ago (1942)

The 40 mph speed limit on Minnesota highways is here. Gov. Harold Stassen signed an executive order directing the directive to take effect on May 29. The proclamation comes at the request of the president. Roosevelt to save tires and gasoline for the war effort. Police and fire vehicles are exempt.

100 years ago (1922)

Harry Molgren, chairman of the American Legion Poppy Day Committee, said final arrangements have been made with the Legion auxiliaries for the Poppy Day sale. Brainerd Girls Volunteers expect to sell 3,000 poppies on the streets of Brainerd on Monday to honor the valiant men who fought and died in the Great War.

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