LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Authorities are one step closer to finding the person who murdered a rural Little Falls man in north-central Minnesota nearly a year ago while he was deer hunting on his parents’ property.
BRAINERD — A missing boater whose body was found in Nokay Lake has been identified as 54-year-old Raymond Achman of Brainerd. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's office released the name about 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The Crow Wing County Dive Team located Achman's body using side scan sonar at 9:41 a.m. Saturday. The search began Friday after two reports, within five minutes of each other, notified authorities of an empty boat on Nokay Lake and sought a welfare check on a man who did not show up for work.
ST. PAUL - Catch-and-release only regulations needed to rebuild Mille Lacs Lake's walleye population will again be in effect when anglers hit the water on Saturday, May 13. The 2017 walleye season on Mille Lacs is scheduled to run through Monday, Sept. 4.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen Wednesday morning reported the investigation into the death of Terrence "Terry" Brisk which occurred on Monday, Nov. 7, is now considered a homicide investigation. Investigators are also now seeking the public's help in locating a gun believed to have been stolen during the incident.
Baxter resident Dan Fundingsland was hoping to see some wildlife Saturday when he was biking down to Crow Wing State Park on the Paul Bunyan Trail. Fundingsland never thought he would see a 3-foot alligator. "I hadn't seen any wildlife yet, but my patience was rewarded," Fundingsland said. "I got my wildlife viewing, but it wasn't quite what I expected. As I approached it, I saw something in the middle of the trail. What was it? Well it was ... a three-foot alligator. It was sunning itself right in the middle of the trail."
It's not everyday the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office gets a call about a citizen finding an alligator. Yes, an alligator. Not a big one, but a baby alligator. "We're all quite shocked," Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said of finding a baby alligator. "It's quite interesting, that's for sure. You don't get these calls every day. ... In my 30 years in law enforcement this is my first time getting this type of call."
HACKENSACK — A man was struck by lightning Sunday morning while fishing on Baby Lake in rural Hackensack. The Cass County Sheriff's office was notified of the lightning strike at 10:38 a.m. When responders and medical personnel arrived they found three adult males were fishing in a boat and one was struck by lightning. The man was transported via North Air Care to a Twin Cities hospital and two adult males were taken by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
AITKIN—A 50-year-old Aitkin woman was killed Tuesday following a standoff with law enforcement. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office was contacted around 4:25 p.m. to do a welfare check on a female. Deputies located the woman's vehicle around 5:30 p.m. in a rural location northeast of Aitkin in Fleming Township and began to talk with her. She was armed with firearms and was threatening to harm herself.
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 after 5 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement responded to a report of a shooting at an apartment in the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd after a 911 caller reported two people had been shot there. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston stated the initial responding officers found a 31-year-old female who resided in the apartment and a 31-year-old male both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
BRAINERD — Zero deaths might strike some as an impractical goal when it comes to traffic safety, but Minnesota Department of Transportation officials last week correctly pointed out that if a traffic death affects just one family member, that’s one traffic death too many for that family.