JUNE 16 20 years ago (1999) Brainerd Police Officer Mike Bestul reminds teens and parents that the curfew law is being enforced to provide a safe community. Curfew is 10 p.m. for youth 15 and younger. The curfew for 16 and 17-year-olds is 11 p.m. weekdays and midnight on weekends.
JUNE 14 20 years ago (1999) Supt. Bob Gross recommended more security at next year's high school graduation.. One student exposed himself, and Gross asked that charges be filed. The school district is withholding his diploma. Officials said disruptions at the ceremony made it seem like a combo of 4th of July and a football game.
JUNE 9 20 years ago (1999) After weeks of discussion, the city council decided to serve both downtown development and Mills Properties by selling the old Brainerd Theatre site to the company for a parking lot. Mills currently employs 50 at its downtown headquarters and plans to hire 20 more.
JUNE 13 20 years ago (1999) (Photo) Baxter Police Officer Cathy Bautch and her K-9 partner, Zeus, began working together last week after three months of intensive training in St. Paul. This is Baxter's first K-9 police dog, and Zeus has his own full-size badge attached to his collar.
JUNE 12 20 years ago (1999) Air Force Academy senior Justin Kieffer of Brainerd was one of 20 college seniors to be selected to play in the American Hockey Coaches Assn. all-star series last month. He is the first Air Force Academy hockey player to be chosen for that honor.
JUNE 7 20 years ago (1999) Chalk one up for consistency. The Warrior boys' 4x200 meter relay team ran almost the exact time they did in the prelims to finish third in the state Class AA track meet. Team members are Jesse Strowbridge, Jared Reese, Matt Weiss and Matt Munsterteiger, who shaved his head to "feel fast." 30 years ago (1989)
This was Brainerd JUNE 10 20 years ago (1999) Brainerd police refer to it as "car shopping," but for the victims of these "smash and grab" thefts from cars it's just aggravating and costly. There has been a rash of thefts lately where someone breaks a car window, then hides. If no one responds they go back and steal CDs and stereos.
JUNE 6 20 years ago (1999) (Photo) In a unique partnership, twin sisters Shanna and Shawna Paige, 13, have developed special bonds with their Kinship Partners, Nicole Dietrich and Holly Willert. Their father, Phil, put his girls in the program to give them female role models. Their mother died three years ago. 30 years ago (1989)
JUNE 5 20 years ago (1999) (Photo) Bob Speed, volunteer director, and the Rev. Dave Greaver are both putting in endless hours to establish the Lakes Area Chaplaincy. Success with efforts in the past few years prompted Sheriff Dick Ross to establish a 24/7 on-call chaplaincy for the department. 30 years ago (1989)
JUNE 4 20 years ago (1999) Baxter city officials once again tossed out their selection of final candidates for the city planner position and decided to hire an independent consultant instead. The city offered the job to a candidate in April but she declined it. A second search didn't show up anyone they wanted. 30 years ago (1989)