From the Archives: June 29 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
June 29, 2012 -- The Bemidji community is preparing for the 68th annual Jaycee’s Water Carnival, which first began in 1945 and attracts around 30,000 people each year. Originally called the Paul Bunyan Water Carnival, the event raises money that then goes to local organizations for good causes.
25 years ago
June 29, 1997 -- Storms hit northwest Minnesota hard, with a report from Hubbard County that winds were strong enough to blow a car from the road. Responders found a car in the ditch on Hubbard County Road 3 with an elderly couple unconscious inside, who, after they were revived, described what had happened.
50 years ago
June 29, 1972 -- The second annual Leech Lake Sailing Regatta is in preparation, with 53 participants signed up. Each cruising class ship will take part in the race, which includes three legs over three days, each one equaling about 20 miles of sailing. The number of participants has increased from 39 in the previous year.
100 years ago
June 29, 1922 -- A Liberty Township boy and a bear narrowly missed the thrill of a lifetime. Arnold Fladhammer, 14, was removing a beehive from a farm’s fence and had it and the bees in a bag when he noticed a bear approaching. The bear was about to jump over the fence and onto the boy and the bees but was scared off at the last moment.