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January 30, 2015
Suspect falls out of tree and into police custody
BRAINERD — A 54-year-old Brainerd man was hospitalized Tuesday following a pursuit by law enforcement that ended when the man fell from a tree when the treetop broke, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies, assisted by the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division,...
January 30, 2015 - 8:00am
January 5, 2015
Brainerd Police arrest two men suspected of shooting two Sunday
BRAINERD — A man is dead, a woman is in stable condition at a Twin Cities hospital and two men are in Crow Wing County Jail after a Sunday night shooting in Brainerd. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston identified the victims Monday afternoon as Joseph Kroll, 31, Brainerd, who...
January 5, 2015 - 9:31pm
Two people shot Sunday in east Brainerd home; two suspects arrested after manhunt
Two people were shot at a residence in Brainerd, Minn., on Sunday and law enforcement officers arrested two suspects after an hours-long search. Shortly...
January 5, 2015 - 4:00am
February 27, 2014
Brainerd woman gets 50 months for striking, killing bicyclist
WALKER, Minn. -- A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for fatally striking a bicyclist with her car in October in East Gull Lake. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie said Kerri Marie Zelinske pleaded guilty Jan. 27...
February 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
February 18, 2014
Snowmobiler killed by train in Brainerd identified
BRAINERD, Minn. - A snowmobiler died Sunday after colliding with a train in east Brainerd, the Brainerd Police Department reported. Emergency personnel were called to the crash about 1:35 p.m. at the railroad tracks under the Highway 25 South bridge in east Brainerd. Thirty-year-old...
February 18, 2014 - 8:47am
February 13, 2014
Train stops in Brainerd moments before it would have hit truck
BRAINERD, Minn. -- It was a close call Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer got stuck on BNSF railroad tracks in Brainerd with a train approaching....
February 13, 2014 - 11:45am
January 27, 2014
Felon’s Facebook video gives evidence for guilty verdict
BRAINERD, Minn. - Video on a defendant’s Facebook page helped a jury convict him last week of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Crow Wing County jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday against Justin A. Hanson, 21. The criminal complaint alleged that on Aug....
January 27, 2014 - 11:40am
January 16, 2014
Auditor suggests legal clarity on governor use of state plane
ST. PAUL -- State law is not clear on whether Minnesota's governor can use a state airplane to travel to political events, the legislative auditor said today. The auditor scolded Gov. Mark Dayton for taking a campaign aide with him to Bemidji and International Falls in 2012. Dayton’s...
January 16, 2014 - 11:50am
January 15, 2014
Ice deemed safe for Brainerd-area fishing contest
BRAINERD, Minn. -- After digging through Tuesday morning’s freshly fallen snow and ice on Gull Lake, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl gave the green light for the Brainerd Jaycees’ annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Dahl and Sgt. Adam Kronstedt with the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s...
January 15, 2014 - 11:45am
December 27, 2013
Updated: Forum Communications enters deal for Brainerd area newspapers
FARGO – Forum Communications Co. has entered into an agreement to purchase newspaper properties in the lakes country of north-central Minnesota...
December 27, 2013 - 9:14am
October 4, 2013
Minn. teen pleads guilty to fatally shooting father
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his father two years ago at their home in Crow Wing County. Seventeen-year-old Karsen King entered the plea Thursday to second-degree unintentional murder. He admitted shooting his father, Stanley King,...
October 4, 2013 - 3:03pm
September 10, 2013
Boys Soccer: Willmar edges Warriors to extend unbeaten streak to five
BAXTER — Nick McLouth scored in the first minute and the Willmar defense, front of goalie Charlie Trochlil, made it hold up as the Willmar Cardinals jarred the Brainerd Warriors 1-0 on Tuesday. It was the first loss after three wins in the Central Lakes Conference for the host...
September 10, 2013 - 11:51pm
Girls Soccer: Willmar girls break scoreless drought but fall to Brainerd
WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals ended a four-match scoreless streak with a second-half goal in a lopsided 10-1 loss to the Brainerd Warriors...
September 10, 2013 - 11:45pm
Prep Volleyball: Cardinals top Brainerd to improve to 3-1
WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals had a season-high 26 ace blocks to snuff Brainerd in four games on Tuesday in Central Lakes volleyball. “I think we had more blocks today than all season,” said Willmar coach Traci Grussing. “But that is something we’ve been working on....
September 10, 2013 - 11:41pm
August 15, 2013
Authorities fatally shoot man near Brainerd after deputy wounded
BRAINERD (AP) — Authorities say a man in a tree was killed by officers after he shot and wounded a Crow Wing County sheriff's deputy. Officers were called to check on someone at a residence near Brainerd Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found the man in a tree with...
August 15, 2013 - 10:02am