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A father and son could face five years in prison on gross misdemeanor burglary charges in connection of burglaries at a storage unit in Emily. James Dwight Scott, 63, and Adam John Scott, 29, both from Emily, were charged Monday in Crow Wing District Court in front of Judge Earl E. Maus with third-degree burglary charges for aiding and abetting. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said he is thankful for the public's help that led to the arrests of two Emily men.
It should be a "Mutton Bustin'" "Dirt Kickin'" good ol' time as the Crow Wing County Fair is just a few days away. People soon will smell foods on sticks and cheese curds as the county fair opens Tuesday and runs through Aug. 2 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, located on 13th Street Southeast in Brainerd. Crow Wing County Fair general manager J.D. Grimsley said this is his fourth time organizing the fair and each year it gets better and better, as everyone works hard to put on a fun, family-friendly fair.
A 21-year-old Brainerd man was sentenced July 18 to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting three juvenile males at a residence in Brainerd, court documents said. Tyler Steven Jay was sentenced by Judge Jana M. Austad in Crow Wing District Court to serve his time in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He was given time for credit served of 373 days. Austad sentenced Jay to 144 months each for two counts for felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct-penetration or contact with victim under age 13.
Renting a private lake home for a vacation getaway or family reunion has been a trend that has been gaining popularity. If a person searches "Vacation Rental By Owner" or VRBO for short on the Internet, they'll find more than 1,300 rental properties in Minnesota, plus 34 rentals alone on Gull Lake in Brainerd. Particular concerns on a vacation rental property on Lake Hubert, located north of Baxter and south of Nisswa, were raised Tuesday by members of the Lake Hubert Conservation Association (LHCA) to the Crow Wing County Board. VRBOs were not on the county board agenda.
Five years ago today Peter Achermann left his Leader home to pick up groceries and his wife's medications in Staples. He never returned home. The missing man left his wife, Delaine, and 11 adult children behind. He left their lives in turmoil without them knowing where he was and with the likelihood they may never know what happened to him the day he disappeared. Every time Desiree and Jorg Achermann, Peter's children, see a man with a long beard who looks like their father they have to go up and see who it is.
Andrew Charles Staples joins the Most Wanted list for Cass County in July. As of Friday, there were 487 active arrest warrants which include 250 misdemeanors, 123 gross misdemeanors and 114 felonies. Authorities continue to search for Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Sheldon Thomas Brown, Missie Lee Camacho, Daniel Benjamin Fineday, Bradley Michael Geyen, Richard Randal Gillispie, Marian Lenore Hardy, Kevin Michael McGuinness and Robin Ernest Ryan who have been on the Most Wanted list in recent months. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people they are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Of
Two Brainerd lakes area residents were fooled Wednesday into coming to The Center's annual picnic at Lum Park in Brainerd, and boy were they surprised when they arrived. Donald Mink of Baxter was asked to serve food and Bonnie Franzen of Brainerd was asked to go to the picnic with a friend. Both seniors, who are typically busy volunteering, were happy to oblige the picnic request. However, it was all a cover-up.
Brainerd School District principals and non-principals, those who are leaders in their department, will receive their second pay raise since 2008 after Monday's Brainerd School Board action. The pay increase, district officials said, will get them closer to the average salary of others in similar positions in comparable school districts. The Brainerd School Board Monday approved tentative contracts for the principals and the non-principals.
The fate of the Whittier building - built in 1939 in north Brainerd as an elementary school but which has not been used as a school for the past six years - was determined Monday. The Brainerd School Board voted 4-1, with one member abstaining, to not demolish the school and to sell it to a real estate investment group, Whittier Capital Group, LLC, for $100,000.
Families in the Brainerd School District will have to pay a little more for school meals this coming school year. The Brainerd School Board approved a 10-cent increase to both the school's lunch and milk prices and also a 5-cent increase in breakfast prices. The district has seen a 2 percent increase in food prices and a 20 percent increase in milk costs.