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Lord of Life Church in Baxter fell victim to identity theft and lost $24,000, but has since recovered $10,000 of the money, Sarah Speer, church council president, said Friday. Speer said she was notified almost immediately after bank and church staff made the discovery on Sept. 24 that the church had been scammed. "It was a normal day at the office for staff at Lord of Life church. The phones were ringing, several different groups were coming to meet, emails were being sent all through the building," Speer said.
Vala Marie Eagle is off Aitkin's Most Wanted list and Dean Douglas Inman is on the list for the month of September. Inman joins the list, along with Steven James Iverson, Coty Allen Kremer, Chris David Kujawa, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gene Russell Lindman, Gary George Powers, Terry Thomas Olson, Kenneth Walker Jr. and Dallon Wayne White. Some people on the list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities as far back as 1998. Several of Aitkin's Most Wanted have been on the list for months. If people see any of the suspects, they can call the sheriff's office at 218-927-7435.
Nicole O'Day, who lost her home to a suspicious fire earlier this month, has been picking up the pieces and is ready to open up her business - A MAZE-N-PUMPKINS - on Saturday. O'Day's home on Middle Cullen Road off Crow Wing County Road 18, two miles east of Nisswa, was destroyed by fire Sept. 2. Her business is located on her property, adjacent to her home.
Garrison firefighters saved a garage Wednesday that started on fire on the 23000 block of Mail Route Road, about 15 miles east of Brainerd. Garrison Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Breun said firefighters were called at 1:34 p.m. to a detached garage fire that was located between Brainerd and Garrison off Highway 18. He said the fire started in the wall of the garage and moved up into the attic.
Emotions ran high on both sides of a Brainerd courtroom Tuesday during the sentencing of a 39-year-old man for his role in a vehicle collision that left a mother and her daughter seriously injured. On one side was the mother and grandmother of the victims, who spoke of how her daughter is completely disabled and will likely live in a nursing home the rest of her life, and how her 4-year-old granddaughter will live with physical scars and injuries and emotional trauma for the rest of her life. The mother and grandmother, Sue Vanek, read the family's victim impact statement before Vaughn Charl
All the faces on the Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list for September are new. As of Friday, there were an estimated 880 total active warrants in the county. Warrants were issued in the past 30 days for all 10 people on the Most Wanted list this month and include: James Robert Schroeder II, David Darnell Jones, Peter Edward Vanalst, David John Young, Joseph Andrew Crawford, Tamara Lynette McMillion, Jona Marie Fineday, James Wayne Gamble, Jeremy Paul Hinze and Nicholas Wayne Tidwell. The sheriff's office is searching for the individuals and asks the public if they recognize any of the face
Want a chance to win a new firearm while supporting veterans and various charities around the Brainerd lakes area? If the answer is "yes," residents will want to go to the Brainerd American Legion Wednesday as organizers will be raffling off 23 firearms at the seventh annual Fall Rendezvous, an event that serves as a fundraiser for the post. The event includes a dinner and a raffle drawing that takes place throughout the night and is targeted at sportsmen and women. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.
A 30-year-old man accused of stabbing another man in the arm kicked and spit on a Brainerd police officer while he was taken into custody last weekend during a downtown Brainerd incident, court documents said. Dustin James Cavin was charged Monday in Crow Wing County District Court for felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer-demonstrating bodily harm and transferring bodily fluids. Cavin was seen in front of Judge Earl Maus who set bond at $10,000 with no conditions or $1,000 with conditions.
Mary Corrigan, who went from the profit world to nonprofit when she took post as the executive director of the Northland Arboretum two years ago, announced this week that she plans to retire. Corrigan's last day at the arboretum is Jan. 1, 2016. Corrigan, who lives in rural Cushing, began as the executive director at the arboretum in January of 2014, when she replaced Dale Braddy.
A murder trial has been delayed to determine if the accused, Nathan David Becker, is competent to stand trial. Tracy Eichhorn-Hicks, a St. Louis Park attorney, who is representing Becker, filed a Rule 20 Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court in front of Judge David Ten Eyck. Becker is one of two defendants indicted in the Jan. 4 double shooting of two people - one fatally - at a north Brainerd residence. Jury selection was anticipated to begin Monday, but was delayed until Tuesday morning to give Eichhorn-Hicks more time to investigate some issues concerning his client.