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Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Brainerd police

ANIMAL — Received a report Thursday of a small beagle-type dog struck by a vehicle in front of the Triangle Store at 7:16 p.m. Thursday on the 900 block of Oak Street. The dog was deceased and taken to HART. 


SUSPICIOUS — A caller reported two males with four bikes at 6:44 p.m. Thursday on Riverside Drive. An officer identified the males and sent them on their way. 

FIGHT — Received a report of kids fighting at 4:42 p.m. Thursday on the 500 block of Washington Street Northeast. Officers located two of the kids and talked to them. 

NOT ALLOWED — Received a report Thursday of an individual parked in a handicap spot on the 900 block of Oak Street. An officer advised the driver to move. 

Baxter police

ALARM — Investigated an alarm at 3:12 a.m. Friday at a church on the 7000 block of Highland Scenic Drive. The door was unlocked. It appeared someone tried to pry open a window. It did not appear anyone made entry and nothing was missing. 

ARREST — Arrested a 60-year-old woman for DWI at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at Highway 371 and Highland Scenic Drive. 

INFO — Received a report Thursday from the 5000 block of Laverne Circle of illegal phone tapping. 

Received a report of a gas leak at 10:05 a.m. Thursday on the 5700 block of Clearwater Road.

CRASH — No injuries were reported in a crash at 11:58 a.m. Thursday at Highway 371 and Highway 210. 

Crow Wing sheriff

ANIMAL — Gayle Kampa, 16000 block of County Highway 2, Platte Lake Township, Thursday reported neighbors dogs have been killing her chickens. 

Received a report Thursday of an individual being charged by a pit bull while walking on the 20000 block of Jackson Avenue. 

DISTURBANCE — Received a report Thursday from a woman on the 7000 block of Highway 169 in Garrison Township who reported her grandmother will not leave her residence. 

THEFT — James Stetler, 7000 block of Garden View Road, Lake Edward Township, Thursday reported theft of scrap metal. 

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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