Brainerd Lakes Area History

FUNNY! This will make you laugh. :)

David Letterman reads a brief Police Report from Crow Wing County Sheriff printed in the Brainerd Dispatch. Was uploaded in 2009 but I'm not sure when it aired. 

 Initial history of Brainerd, Minnesota

Brainerd's only HS Basketball State Championship win. 1954.

This is a very moving story about how the 1954 Brainerd, Minnesota Warriors Basketball Team was not expected to win but went State Championship in 1954 and won. Coach was my grandfather, Fred Kellett, Assistant Coach was Bob Miller. Aired on Lakeland News 2004.

The reporter, Ross Alexander, told me that this was his favorite story during his time working for Lakeland TV. He did a great job with this story.

Brainerd Warriors Basketball

This was the presentation at the High School for the 50th Anniversary Reuinion.

Includes footage of the actual game, which was the first televised High School Basketball game in Minnesota.

History of the Brainerd Water Tower

Includes footage of one of the best people I know. James Wallin has served Brainerd as our Mayor for many years and gives more than most would ever realize to make our community a better place.

Filmed in early 60's

Downtown Brainerd, minnesota and Paul Bunyan park

Local hero Walt Straka was an honored guest and on the fall of Baatan's 70th anniversary.

God bless him and our veterans.


Vintage Water Skiing on Gull Lake from the late 1950s-early60s.

I like the bathing suits the ladies wore. That's more my style!