It was a close Crow Wing County sheriff's race between the top two vote-getters in the primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 14—candidates Scott Goddard and Pat Pickar. Results are still unofficial and have changed slightly since vote totals were reported after midnight Tuesday—but the change doesn't affect the outcome. Pickar and Goddard each garnered more than 4,000 votes in the 2018 primary election to stay in the sheriff's race. Candidate Eric Klang had the least amount of votes and is out of the race.
With all precincts reporting in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, primary election, just 40 votes separated Crow Wing County Sheriff candidates Scott Goddard and Pat Pickar and the two have the most votes to move on to the November general election. According to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State—Pickar and Goddard each garnered more than 4,000 votes in the 2018 primary election to stay in the sheriff's race. Candidate Eric Klang had the least amount of votes and is out of the race. With 64 of 64 precincts reporting, the votes were:
It has been nine years since Peter Achermann left to run errands and never returned home. Achermann was 82 when he went missing on July 24, 2009 after leaving his home in Leader to pick up groceries and his wife's medication in Staples. His abandoned vehicle was found the following day. Despite searches and a substantial reward, no trace was ever found. His family will have his funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Motley, with a celebration of his life at the family farm in Leader.
The three-way Crow Wing County sheriff's race is heading full-steam toward the primary election in less than two weeks. The primary is Aug. 14, at which time voters will narrow the list of three candidates down to two. The two candidates garnering the most votes in the primary will head toward the Nov. 6 general election, vying to be the next Crow Wing County sheriff. Sheriff Todd Dahl will retire when his third term in office ends Dec. 31. The new sheriff takes office Jan. 1, 2019.
PEQUOT LAKES—About 2,000-3,000 Pekin ducks were killed and 1,500 square bales of hay burned early Wednesday, Aug. 1, after a fire destroyed a metal livestock barn at Wild Acres Processing Inc. in rural Pequot Lakes. "This is hard to see," Kaylene Ebnet said as she watched the fire destroy her family's barn. Ebnet's parents Pat and Kelli Ebnet own the farm fresh poultry business and Kaylene and her brother are the managers. Kaylene Ebnet said if she or her brother take the farm over someday they would be the third generation of their family to do so.
From dinner rolls and coffee cake to chocolate chip cookies and pies to canning goods and relishes to quilts and table runners to afghans and rugs—the list of fine arts entries goes on and on at the Crow Wing County Fair.
An Illinois couple, frequently flying from their home state to the Brainerd lakes area, were injured when their single-engine airplane crashed Monday, July 30. The crash occurred less than a mile and a half away from where they were scheduled to land at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office released its Top 10 Most Wanted list for July, which includes four new faces compared to last month. People who continue to be on the Most Wanted list are Marian Lenore Hardy, Guenter Allen Hartman, Alexander Jay Howe, Gilbert Joseph Littlewolf, Daniel Paez Orozco and Stacy Ray Stangel. New on the list are Natalie Mae Beaulieu, David Delmer Meader, Richard Roy Norton and John Seth Storrs. As of Friday, there were 464 total warrants, including 128 felonies, 117 gross misdemeanors and 219 misdemeanors.
Road construction has been bursting at the seams in Brainerd-Baxter this summer, bringing challenges to motorists trying to get to their destinations. Construction will bring yet one more challenge to motorists—motorists traveling to the Crow Wing County Fair this coming week. The annual county fair opens Tuesday, July 31, and runs daily through Saturday, Aug. 4, at the county fairgrounds on Southeast 13th Street in Brainerd.
BAXTER—It's that time of year again, when local government entities begin work on next year's budgets.