JUNE 28 20 years ago (1997) Watch the signs and watch your speed. MnDOT and the State Patrol say speed limits are increasing on area highways as soon as signs can be put up. Hwys 10 and 169 will move from 60 to 65 mph, while Hwy 371 from Baxter to Nisswa will go from 55 to 60 mph. 30 years ago (1987) (Photo) Gretchen Mariucci, widow of hockey legend John Mariucci, proudly did the honors at the ground-breaking for the Mariucci Lodge at Camp Confidence. Also on hand was Herb Brooks, new coach of the Minnesota North Stars. 40 years ago (1977)
JUNE 27 20 years ago (1997) (Photo) The First Baptist Church of Baxter is building an addition that will include classrooms, offices, a full-size gym and more. At the groundbreaking were Mark Graham, Pastor David Grotzke, Henry Wulf and Greg Ranweiler. 30 years ago (1987) (Photos) Two fishermen from Los Angeles and Dallas joined guide Hank Ebert to land a stringer of walleyes weighing 43-7 on Mille Lacs Lake in 25 feet of water. A St. Paul angler fished Lake Ossawinnamakee to land this muskie weighing 21-10. 40 years ago (1977)
JUNE 26 20 years ago (1997)(Photo) Universal Pensions has donated 20 Pentium personal computers to Mississippi Horizons magnet school. Among those on hand in the school's computer lab for the presentation were UPI Pres. Arnie Johnson, district Supt. Bob Gross and school principal Carol Munns. 30 years ago (1987) Registration began at noon today for more than 230 delegates and their wives who have come to Brainerd for the 83rd State Elks Convention. The last time Brainerd hosted the convention was in 1971, according to Warren Welton, a past exalted ruler and 32-year
JUNE 19 20 years ago (1997) The new Minnesota law requiring notification when sex offenders are released into the community went into effect Jan. 1 Law enforcement officials conducted a town meeting here to explain the process. No high level offenders have been released here to date. 30 years ago (1987)
JUNE 25 20 years ago (1997) Wayne "Woody" Wooden, Brainerd, who raced at North Central Speedway from 1959 to 1973, is back at the track after a 23-year lapse. During that time he was still involved, driving a tow truck or working a pit crew. But now he's driving again, this time in the Wissota Street Stocks. 30 years ago (1987)
JUNE 23 20 years ago (1997) A Rice man went to our county court administrator's office to clear up some court matters and soon found himself in jail. He was arrested on outstanding warrants for fraud and theft. And, when police went to impound the vehicle he was driving, they found it was a stolen car. 30 years ago (1987)
JUNE 22 20 years ago (1997) (Photo) A healthy barred owl is just moments away from freedom after being rescued from the roadside last fall along County Highway 16 near the Whitefish Golf Course. After rehab at the Garrison Animal Hospital, the bird is being released in the area where it was found. 30 years ago (1987)
JUNE 21 20 years ago (1997) (Adv.) 2nd Week of our Grand Opening! Your Choice: Kiwi Fruit, Idaho Baking Potatoes, Valencia Oranges, Limes or Black Beauty Plums - each 10 cents; Large Eggs - doz. 39 cents; Bernatello's Pizza - $1.68. Brainerd Star Foods - Hwy 371 South. 30 years ago (1987) (Photo) Reeve Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh's youngest child, visited Little Falls with her mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. They are here at his boyhood home for the 60th anniversary of the famed aviator's historic solo flight across the Atlantic.
JUNE 20 20 years ago (1997) Brainerd Police Chief Frank Ball is once again in the national spotlight, but this time the film "Fargo" isn't mentioned. Ball was contacted by Parade magazine to participate in its annual salary survey, and he agreed. Readers nationwide will now know that Ball, 48, makes $54,000 a year. 30 years ago (1987)
JUNE 15 20 years ago (1997) It was worth the wait. After 10 years of fundraising, the dream of the late John Mariucci and camp founder Dick Endres is a reality. The new John Mariucci Lodge at Camp Confidence is a spectacular tribute to the hockey legend who adopted the camp. 30 years ago (1987) Two adults and two children escaped injury when their 21-foot boat exploded on west Gull Lake. Jeff Carlson heard a small explosion, then smoke from the engine compartment and they leaped overboard. They watched as a second explosion and fire destroyed the boat.