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Baxter police

DOMESTIC — A report at 6:08 p.m. Thursday by a woman reporting her ex-fiance intentionally rearended her vehicle at Highways 371 and 210 following a disturbance that started at Gander Mountain.

DISTURBANCE — A report at 1:29 p.m. Thursday of a male that pulled up next to her and held up traffic as he yelled at her on how she used the roundabouts by the college.

ARREST — Bobbie Jo Potthast, 42, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Friday on Greenwood Road and Cypress Drive for third-degree driving while intoxicated.

Brainerd police

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 8:55 p.m. Thursday of a male lurking in the bushes near the 1300 block of Oak Street. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate.

Crow Wing sheriff

FIRE — A report at 11:22 p.m. Thursday of a fire in the woods, about 200 feet from the house on Twin Lakes Road in Merrifield.

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— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at

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