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Brainerd fire responds to calls

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to three calls Sunday. The first call was at 8:19 a.m. to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, 523 N. Third St., for a fire alarm. Firefighters were canceled en route. At 3:05 p.m., firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire on the 6500 block of Foley Roa

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 09:31:00

Sheriff: Propane Thief Strikes Again in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS -- Authorities in Morrison County are looking into another theft, similar to what happened just over a week ago. The incident happened on Friday at Monahan's Marine, south of Little Falls. Sheriff Shawn Larsen says the business reported a theft of two propane tanks and four 12-volt batt

WJON.COM - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Brainerd School District: 'A difficult school year': Brainerd school discuss mental health services

The Brainerd High School lost two students this school year to death by suicide, and Forestview Middle School has seen an increase in suicidal concerns among all its students in fifth through eighth grades. "We have had a difficult school year," BHS Principal Andrea Rusk said Monday at a Brainerd Sc

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 11:01:00

Crosslake WinterFest coloring contest winners announced

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Crosslake Recreation Area and Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association again sponsored the Crosslake WinterFest Water Safety Coloring Contest. This year's coloring poster came from the Crosslake Community School sixth-grade art class. Students Amelia Davis, Colin Omteve

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2018-03-20 12:01:00

Paddy's Day parades delight on pleasant, sunny day

The Loyal Order of the Elbows float, sponsored by Shep's On 6th, rolls through downtown Saturday for the Brainerd St. Patrick's Day parade. Green was the color of the day for the celebration. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Video5 / 8 Denise Rathman, owner of O' Neary's Irish Pub, holds

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2018-03-19 09:00:00

KLICK! Photo Gallery - Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Peeps 2018

Thousands flocked to Crosslake Saturday for the 44th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. St. Patrick's Day green and props along with beads were the attire of the day in Crosslake. Echo Journal photo. --- --- --- --- --- KLICK! Gallery - Crosslake St. Patrick's Day 2018 Thousands flocked to Crosslake S

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 20:01:00

Brainerd City Council: City to pursue public transit app

The city of Brainerd is making a push to bring its public transit system into the 21st century after the Brainerd City Council voted unanimously to pursue the steps necessary to implement an app called RouteMatch. Routematch, billed as a mobile web application and web portal, enables bus riders to s

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 15:01:00

Day of the Young Child Celebration includes activities, door prizes

Brainerd Early Childhood Family Education and the Crow Wing County Licensed Family Childcare Association are jointly hosting a Day of the Young Child Celebration, 9 a.m.-noon, April 7, at the Brainerd Learning Center. Events include an ECFE open house. For the event, organizers plan a morning filled

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 14:31:00

MISSING: Woman last seen leaving Walmart in Cambridge, Minn.

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (KMSP) - Police in Cambridge, Minnesota, are asking for help finding 19-year-old Teagan Grass of Isanti. According to a release, Grass walked away from the Walmart in Cambridge around 4 p.m. on Friday and headed in an unknown direction. Authorities are concerned for her safety. Gras


Charges: After blaming neo-Nazis, Milaca man admits killing mom

MILACA - A 25-year-old man claimed a pack of neo-Nazis killed his mother before confessing to stabbing and beating her in the family's central Minnesota home, according to charges. Isaiah A. Pedersen of Milaca was charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with two counts of second-degree murder in


Life, 100 years in the making

To Pernina "Perky" Burke the secret to living a long life is simple: "Drink lots and lots of milk and never ever smoke!" she exclaims. It's advice worth taking - she would know. Burke will celebrate her 100th birthday this Tuesday. In her life, Burke has experienced 18 presidents, two world wars an

ST. CLOUD TIMES - 2018-03-18 21:48:22

March for Our Lives Rally planned for Brainerd

Stand Up Brainerd Lakes is partnering with the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace to sponsor the Brainerd March for Our Lives Rally at 2 p.m. March 24 in Gregory Park, 511 N. Fifth St., Brainerd. Students, teachers, families and allies of March for Our Lives will march from the park, continuing down


Drug investigators uncover large amount of meth

About $6,000 worth of methamphetamine was confiscated Monday when law enforcement officials located a 27-year-old Brainerd man with warrants for his arrest. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported at 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division was in search of Brandon Paul Sh


Accused tattoo artist faces new charges for threats

A tattoo artist accused of criminal sexual conduct with a woman while she received a tattoo now faces three felonies after he allegedly threatened someone expected to testify against him. David Stephen Charpentier, 36, of Pequot Lakes, was booked in the Crow Wing County Jail March 8. He appeared Mar


Sailing: Gull Lake Sailing School launches Brainerd High School team

Gull Lake Sailing School is launching a Brainerd High School Sailing Team for Brainerd area high school and junior high school students. The club team will host an informational meeting for interested students and their parents at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at BHS. The club invites Brainerd area


Crow Wing County schedules road maintenance for this week

Crow Wing County maintenance crews will continue brush and tree removal in the road right of ways on County Road 159 in Oak Lawn Township, between North Nelson Road and Highway 18, and on County Highway 18 in Nisswa and Lake Edward Township, between County Highway 4 and Highway 371. County crews wil


Little Falls man dies in car crash

A Little Falls man was pronounced dead this morning, Wednesday, March 14, at the scene of an auto crash north of Little Falls. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen said his office received a call about the two-vehicle crash at 7:44 a.m. Deputies responded and determined that a GMC Sierra truck drive


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Firefighters respond to garage fire in Deerwood

DEERWOOD-Firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a large garage fire in Deerwood, and no one was hurt. Deerwood Fire Chief Mike Bodle said the fire broke out about 2:30 p.m. on a property on Serpent Road about a block west of Highway 6. "It was a detached garage, fully engulfed," Bodle said. "


Backus woman dies Friday night in Hwy. 371 crash

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