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Crow Wing County Sheriff's Deputy Pat Pickar announced he will run for sheriff in the November election.
Brainerd resident Kelsey Henson never thought she would deliver her baby along a Minnesota highway. But that is what happened the morning of Jan. 19 when Henson left her Brainerd home to get to Riverwood Healthcare Center Hospital in Aitkin. She didn't make it to the hospital until after her baby Javeah Mae Henson arrived in a hurry midway between Brainerd and Aitkin near Deerwood. Henson said Javeah—who weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long—joins her older sisters Kiandra Henson, 7, Jakiyah Henson, 3 and Kamierah Henson, 2.
There is a chance of snow showers Saturday, but with a high of 26 degrees, anglers on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake for the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza won't have to bundle up too much.
Ever since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis would host the 2018 Super Bowl, excitement has been building across Minnesota. Minneapolis—the largest city in the state with an estimated population of about 419,000, according to the Metropolitan Council—cannot host the massive national event alone, an event estimated to bring hundreds of thousands of people to the city. Minneapolis will need some help.
Cole Pederson Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School A Cappella and Windfall Adviser nomination: "Cole's positive attitude and willingness to take risks make him an exceptional leader in choir. Other students sing more confidently because of Cole. His presence is always felt, and it is a positive presence." Artist most admired: Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese film director. Other fine arts activities: Theater.
BAXTER—Thirteen-year-old Edith Chamberlain spelled all her words correctly—except her last word "corbiestep"—to give the Forestview Middle School seventh-grader the win. The oral spelling bee brought sixth- through eighth-graders on stage Wednesday in the cafetorium at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
BAXTER—A Forestview Middle School seventh-grader won the Brainerd Public Schools sixth through eighth grade oral spelling bee Wednesday while on stage in the cafetorium at Forestview. Edith Chamberlain, 13, the daughter of Sonya and Laurence Chamberlain of Brainerd, outlasted 14 other students in the spelling bee. Fifteen students competed in eight rounds and there were several tie-breaking rounds—one to name the champion of the district bee and the other to determine the top seven students who would advance to the regional spelling bee, The Lakes Bee.
NISSWA—The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fire that destroyed a building housing a beauty shop early Tuesday morning in Nisswa. The Nisswa Fire Department was called at 4:11 a.m. to a building on fire on the former Boberg Lumber property, just north of Wendy's in Nisswa off of Highway 371.
A Cambridge man helped his sister prepare food for 30 minutes before allegedly stabbing her with a knife multiple times in the neck, leaving her for dead. David Michael Otey, 37, made his first appearance Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd, where he was charged with felony second-degree intentional murder without premeditation.
The Cambridge man accused of stabbing his sister multiple times has been charged for her murder. David Michael Otey, 37, made his first appearance Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd, where he was charged with felony second-degree intentional murder without premeditation.