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A Brainerd woman who already endured the loss of two children to a rare muscular disease, now faces her own prognosis - being told she only has a few months to live. Bill and Margo Fortune embraced on the couch Thursday in the living room of their Brainerd home, with their dog Paige on their laps, and shared their story. "It is obviously a very deep story of life, family and possibly death. But it is a story of hope and strength," Bill said. The Fortunes first talked with the Dispatch in 2013 about their children Emma and Corey, who both died when they were age 7.
The 54-year-old Brainerd man, who fled from police Tuesday night climbing up a tree and then later falling down, was charged with two felonies Thursday in Crow Wing District Court. Ely Ovis Emmanuel Ana-El Sabahot was charged with knowingly violating his predatory offender registration requirements and/or intentionally providing false information and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer-where he demonstrated bodily harm and/or threw/transferred bodily fluids. According to the criminal complaint filed against Sabahot, on Dec.
A 21-year-old Brainerd man was sentenced last week to five years in prison for felony aggravated first-degree robbery by Judge Richard Zimmerman in Crow Wing District Court. Lawrence Antonio Johnson will serve his sentence in the St. Cloud prison. Johnson was initially charged Nov. 27, 2014, with three felonies - aggravated first-degree robbery, possession of an assault weapon and fifth degree drug possession. According to the criminal complaint filed against Johnson: • At 7:56 p.m. Nov.
Jake Norr Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Mock Trial. Adviser nomination: "Jake is our go-to person for the toughest witness parts. In our first competition, the judges singled out his performance as the best and most believable of the trial. He knows every part of his witness statement and can handle any question they throw at him. This year he is playing two witness roles, one for the prosecution and one for the defense.
There are two new mugs on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's Top 10 Most Wanted for January. Christian James Benjamin and Jonathan James Mattson join Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, David Leroy Morseth, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. on the Most Wanted list. Some people on the Most Wanted in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others dating back as far at 1998. If you have seen any of the suspects, the sheriff's office asks you to call them at 218-927-7435.
Three Brainerd United Parcel Service (UPS) delivery trucks were damaged by smoke and fire just before midnight Wednesday. The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday to the UPS Customer Center, 1009 Madison St., in the Brainerd Industrial Park. The initial call came in as the reporting party hearing an explosion and seeing fire and smoke coming out of the windows at UPS. Nineteen firefighters responded to the call and a firefighter stayed on scene until 10:30 a.m.
BAXTER - Forestview Middle School eighth-grader Abe Albrecht - who said "I really didn't want to be here ... I don't like spelling bees" - outspelled 14 other students to win the Brainerd spelling bee Wednesday while on stage in the cafetorium at Forestview. Abe, the son of Dewey Albrecht and Audra Lind, strolled through eight rounds with all the competing students and then six tie-breaking rounds with eighth-grader Adrian Olson, the son of Chris and Jennifer Olson, for the win.
The Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery, presents its first exhibition of 2015, titled "THE MARCH: An Exhibition in Response to Racial Injustice and the Celebration of Black History Month." The exhibition will be on display Feb. 6-28 in the gallery, with the opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 6. The exhibition showcases artwork created by artists from all over who respond to racial injustice, police violence and other topics related to recent events.
BAXTER - Forestview Middle School eighth-grader Abe Albrecht - who said "I really didn't want to be here ... I don't like spelling bees" - outspelled 14 other students to win the Brainerd spelling bee Wednesday while on stage in the cafetorium at Forestview. Abe, the son of Dewey Albrecht and Audra Lind, went through eight rounds with all the competing students and then six tie-breaking rounds with eighth-grader Adrian Olson, the son of Chris and Jennifer Olson, for the win.
Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old Pine River man who allegedly pointed a gun at a male subject and then stole 16-17 grams of marijuana from him in Breezy Point. A warrant was issued for Devin James Knowles, who faces felony first-degree aggravated robbery charge in Crow Wing District Court. The complaint was filed Friday. Breezy Point Police, who responded to the aggravated robbery incident, have been unable to locate the man as he is no longer living at his last known address.