A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of a 25-year-old Cass Lake woman. Brandon Joseph Roy was sentenced Nov. 2 in Cass County District Court in Walker to seven and-a-half years in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. Judge David Harrington sentenced Roy for second-degree manslaughter—culpable negligence of creating unreasonable risk.
The Brainerd Warrior dance team will open its season by hosting a mini meet Monday, Nov. 19, at Brainerd High School. Doors open to the public at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, children and senior citizens. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. Concessions will be available in the lower south hall. Meet schedule 7:30 p.m.: Rocori JV jazz 7:35 p.m., Brainerd JV jazz 7:40 p.m., Duluth East JV jazz 7:45 p.m., Rocori varsity jazz 7:50 p.m., Elk River varsity jazz
Jackie Lee, Collective Soul, Fuel and Crown Jewel will perform during Lakes Jam in 2019, Lakes Jam organizers announced Friday, Nov. 9. They join 3 Doors Down, Justin Moore, Sawyer Brown, Lauren Alaina and Little Texas, who have already been announced to perform on the Bud Light Main Stage at Lakes Jam scheduled June 27-29, 2019. More acts will be be announced in the future.
This year marks the 37th year of the local Toys For Kids program providing Christmas gifts for southern Crow Wing County families.
Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham died Sunday, Nov. 11, as a result of a swimming accident off the coast of Florida. He was 46. Copham was swimming from his parents' boat Sunday afternoon near Punta Rassa, just south of Fort Myers, Fla., when he went missing. Search and rescue teams temporarily suspended their efforts to find Copham Sunday night after he went overboard, and found his body Monday morning. Lee County deputies haven't released more details. Witnesses, however, said an anchored yacht seemed to be the center of the search.
Baxter police ARRESTS—A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested at 2:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, for drug possession following a report of a suspicious vehicle at Walmart, 7295 Glory Road. The man also was arrested for driving under the influence and the woman on warrants. SUSPICIOUS—Report at 11:48 p.m. Thursday of a suspicious vehicle on the 8200 block of Highland Scenic Road. Officer made contact and it was an employee.
PIERZ—The Pierz Fire Department was called at 12:40 p.m to a shed on fire in Morrill Township. The shed was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, Pierz firefighters reported. The shed sustained significant damage. The Foley Fire Department provided mutual aid.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to Dick's Sporting Goods in Baxter and to a Brainerd apartment last week. Firefighters were called at 4:22 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, to Dick's on 13499 Elmwood Drive for a fire alarm, but were canceled en route. At 10:28 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Brainerd South Apartments, 904 S. Eighth St. Upon investigation, it was determined to be caused by a dryer vent.
There will be a dinner and bake sale 5-7 p.m. (or when gone) Friday, Nov. 16, at the Brainerd VFW, 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. Homemade chicken dumpling soup and meatball stew will be served. There is a free will donation with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The event is hosted by team Relayers of the Caribbean.
There will be a Bemidji State University Brainerd area alumni event 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Shep's on 6th, 315 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. There will be bar bingo, trivia and prizes. BSU door prizes and alumni T-shirts will be up for grabs.