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It's been going on annually for the past 15 years—a community event filling a portion of downtown Brainerd with family, ribs and music. And it'll be back again—Brainerd Street Fest, sponsored by the Brainerd Jaycees—for the 16th year on July 28-29. The two-day event includes music, a beanbag tournament, children's games and don't forget the main event, the Cub Foods Rib Fest.
"A Doll's House," a three-act play written by Henrik Ibsen, will come to life on the Little Theatre stage at Brainerd High School next weekend. The BHS Theater Department is presenting the play to be performed 7 p.m. July 27-29 and 2 p.m. July 30. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and will be available an hour before the show.
Tooling around on a four-wheeler, side-by-side or another all-terrain vehicle is a fun activity for many. At the same time, it can be dangerous.
There is less methamphetamine and other drugs on the streets in Crow Wing County after drug agents with the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division were able to build cases against 28 people for drug sales.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating 29-year-old John A. Greenwaldt, who was was last seen around the Fourth of July in downtown Brainerd. Greenwaldt's family reported him missing to the Brainerd Police Department Friday when they became concerned no one had heard from him for nearly two weeks.
A powerful line of thunderstorms ripped across the Brainerd lakes area late Monday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines in its wake. There were reports of numerous trees down throughout southern Cass and Crow Wing counties. The peak wind speed measured at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport was 52 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth.
The Crosslake Co-op Art Gallery in the Crosslake Town Square has been in existence for seven years and is going strong—in the summer months. Mary Wolke of Crosslake started the art co-op store when she saw a need for a gallery/store in the lakes area tourist city. The co-op features locally made artwork from about 14 artists.
A Cass County judge will take the matter of how the body of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was discovered under advisement in a case when a Coon Rapids man faces murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges. An omnibus hearing Wednesday in Cass County District Court in Walker was for Zachary Todd Anderson, 26, Coon Rapids, who was indicted by a grand jury on 19 criminal counts in October 2016 for the death of the Watkins girl. An omnibus hearing in Minnesota is when additional evidence is discussed, when probable cause may be determined and pretrial challenges may be heard.
Teaching children to driving elders to their destinations to cooking and serving breakfast and dinners at the Elks—two senior citizens were recognized for putting others first. Two Crow Wing County residents were presented the 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards Wednesday at a picnic event in Lum Park in Brainerd, presented by The Center in Brainerd.
A Brainerd resident's orange tabby cat left home early this week and came back with a BB gunshot wound. Heathyr Kemp, who lives on the 1000 block of Willow Street of Brainerd, called the Brainerd Police Department at 8:45 p.m. Monday to report the incident. In a Facebook post, Kemp stated, "Our cat was shot in the vicinity of our home on Willow Street in south Brainerd. He is an orange tabby who may or may not have left our property .... Any information about who may have done this is appreciated. It would appear we are not the only ones this has happened to in the area."