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This Was Brainerd - Jan. 18

On Jan. 16, FOX Sports camera crews taped many clips from the Jaycees $100,000 Fishing Extravaganza to be used during the NFC championship game telecast from Minneapolis. Only three got used, but it was priceless publicity for the Brainerd area.


Family honors memory of Brainerd woman with $20,000 donation

The donation was made in the memory of 96-year-old Brainerd resident Faye Hickerson-Echternacht, who died New Year's Eve 2018, in an effort to enhance the lives of people who need the organization's services.


Four snow plows hit in southern Minnesota during Friday snow

(FOX 9) - Snow falling throughout southern Minnesota is making roads dangerous for travel, even for snow plows. According to officials with Minnesota Department of Transportation, four snow plows have been hit by vehicles in southern Minnesota on Friday.


Polygamist leader has construction plans in Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Until he was served with court papers earlier this week accusing him of witnessing and helping arrange “religious sexual rituals with underage girls,” Seth Jeffs was hiding in plain sight in a Twin Cities suburb.


Firefighters respond to fire calls

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two calls Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Brainerd. Firefighters were called at 11:47 a.m. to a residence on the 15000 block of Old Stonebridge Trail for a report of smoke. Upon investigation, it was determined to be unfounded.


Water Tower Committee: Group to give funds to Brainerd Restoration if tower can't be saved

Those thinking of donating funds to save Brainerd's historic water tower can rest assured their donations will go toward saving something historic in Brainerd even if the tower can't be saved.


Should Minnesota be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana? [VOTE]

Minnesota's new Governor Tim Walz says he's in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Minnesotans appear divided on the issue. What say you?. Minnesota legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes in 2014.


16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing Extravaganza

If there were any doubts about ice conditions this winter—there aren't anymore. The 29th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza received the green light Thursday, Jan. 17, from Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard. The annual event takes place on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake


Merten charged with making counterfeit $20 bills

Derek James Merten, 27, Pierz, is facing a felony charge in Morrison County District Court for allegedly manufacturing counterfeit currency. He also faces a gross misdemeanor charge for allegedly using counterfeit currency.


Brainerd City Council: Council agrees to steep increase in Mill Ave. Park lease

With an agreement reached, the ice rinks and ball fields at Mill Avenue Park in northeast Brainerd will stay right where they are for another two years. The Brainerd City Council approved a lease agreement with Brainerd Industrial Center owner Mike Higgins—who owns the park—during a special meeting


Fire alarms at Family Dollar sound 3 times in 2 days

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to Family Dollar on Washington Street in Brainerd three times in the past two days. Firefighters were called at 11:30 a.m. and again at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to the store at 402 Washington St. The first call was a sprinkler activation alarm and the second


Girls Hockey: Warriors blank rival Rams 3-0. B/LF moves closer to earning top Section 8-2A seed

Last year, the Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors lost to Roseau twice during the regular season before edging the Rams 2-1 in the Section 8-2A final. That explains why the Warriors were cautiously optimistic Friday, Jan. 18 at Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd after their 3-0 victory gave them


Minnesota man dies after car falls through ice

63-year-old David Maki from Blaine, Minnesota has died from injuries sustained during an accident that occurred on Jan. 17. According to a release sent out by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, their office Dispatch Center received a 911 call that a vehicle had gone through the ice in the narrows


Special Events - Jan. 17

Kaleidoscope, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Jaques Art Center. More information available at www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363. Writer workshops led by local indie author Carissa Andrews, Brainerd Public Library: Sessions are 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 26: Pen to Paper—Write Your First Novel,


Morrison County Sheriff’s Department- 01/20/19

Jan. 10 — Someone knocked down the stop sign at the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Little Falls. Jan. 11 — A bank on Highway 27 in Pierz reported receiving counterfeit money.


Wrestling: Warriors split at LF Triangular

LITTLE FALLS—Atlie Danielson went 2-0 at 120 pounds with a major decision and fall for the Brainerd Warriors who split their two matches at the Little Falls Triangular Thursday, Jan. 17.


3 teens involved in fatal crash in southern Minnesota

A 15-year-old boy died and two 16 year olds were injured in a single-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota on Thursday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2002 Mazda Protege was northbound on Hwy. 26 when it lost control, went into the ditch and hit a tree.


Visual Arts - Jan. 17

Crosby artist Nora Novotny's work is on display at the Baxter cafe and the Holy Yoga studio in Crosby. Artist Lily Atwel's mixed-media works on display through Jan. 31. "Black and White," exhibition runs through Feb. 2.


Waaraniemi charged with assaulting deputy

Sarah Jean Waaraniemi, 31, Little Falls, is facing a felony fourth degree assault charge in Morrison County District Court. She is also facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly obstructing the legal process.


Hollermann Jr. charged with receiving stolen property

Anthony Ray Hollermann Jr., 36, Little Falls, is facing a felony possession of stolen property charge in Morrison County District Court. The charge stems from an Aug. 8, 2018 incident, when two bikes were stolen from a residence in Little Falls.