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Steve Hobson had no idea that applying for life insurance would save his life so quickly. The 62-year-old Brainerd man wanted to get life insurance for himself and his wife Leslie, and the required blood test revealed he had hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening disease.
Maren Friemann and Julia Renn Grade: Seniors Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School Fifth Street Journal. Adviser nomination: "Maren and Julia, who are editors in chief, have early established themselves as strong, enthusiastic and diligent leaders of the Fifth Street Journal staff. Both FSJ veterans, have each played a significant role in creatively improving the school newspaper and each demonstrates a growing diversity and versatility in writing."
Arson charges have been filed against a 44-year-old Pequot Lakes woman who is accused of setting her home on fire last year. Nicole Joanna O'Day, owner of A MAZE-N-PUMPKINZ, was summoned Oct. 5 to appear in court on two counts of felony first-degree arson. O'Day's first appearance on the charges is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31 in front of Judge Richard A. Zimmerman in Crow Wing County District Court.
NISSWA—The Minnesota Department of Corrections supervising agents—who will monitor 74-year-old Thomas Richard Erickson, a Level 3 predatory offender—told residents Monday they would be keeping a close eye on him, and if he does anything he shouldn't they would "deal with him." The DOC, along with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, hosted a community notification meeting Monday at Nisswa City Hall to provide information on public safety and on Erickson to about 20 people who attended the meeting.
Anna Nichols Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School Art. Adviser nomination: "Anna Nichols is our fine art student of the week. Anna's creative spirit makes her an easy choice for this honor as her art work always exceeds expectations with attention to detail, strong composition and technical skill. Anna is also our art club president; with almost 50 art clubbers, she keeps us organized and always has great activities planned. Her peers look up to her and enjoy coming to art club as she keeps it fun. Anna is a real joy."
All the faces are on the Morrison County's Most Wanted list for the month of October are new. On the list are Gordon Lee Coffelt, Sr., Kendra Ann Englehart, Vincent Reanell Harris, Michael Allen Henry, Jesse Daniel Kriesel, Derrick John Mostad, Willis John Jackson, Aimee Jo Jackman, Anthony Scott Schmolke and Bryant Clayton Stanifer. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people, they are asked to call the Morrison County Sheriff's Office at 320-632-9233. People do not have to identify themselves to authorities when turning in a Most Wanted person.
Meet George Jetson ... Jane his wife. I remember watching this classic animated Hanna-Barbera futuristic show "The Jetsons," who lived in Orbit City. I always wondered when our society would be at that point? When would we get rid of all the vehicles and start flying space crafts? Or pressing a button and an entire meal will plop down on a plate or pressing a button and you would automatically be dressed for the day.
From healthcare and renewable energy to which presidential candidate they support—incumbent Sen. Carrie Ruud R-Breezy Point and her DFL challenger Tiffany Stenglein of northeast Brainerd Friday stated their views on various issues in a televised debate at Lakeland Public Television in Brainerd. The debate between the Senate District 10A candidates was sponsored by Lakeland News and was moderated by Heidi Holtan of KAXE radio-Northern Community Radio; Zach Kayser, Brainerd Dispatch staff writer; and Dennis Weimann, Lakeland Public Television.
BAXTER—Election opponents for Senate District 10—Republican incumbent Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, and DFL challenger Tiffany Stenglein, who grew up in Crow Wing County's Unorganized Territory—sat side-by-side Wednesday in a candidate forum at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter that focused on affordable housing, disability policy and other community issues.
Jason Wickham was sound asleep late afternoon Tuesday when he was startled awake by the sounds of the smoke alarms going off and the cupboards and dishes falling to the ground in his southeast Brainerd home. He opened his eyes and was shocked to see a black cloud of smoke in front of his face. Wickham, who was sleeping in his back bedroom, jumped out of bed and retrieved his two small dogs—Tucker and Baby --- and "threw them out the window" and then jumped out the window himself to safety.