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Red, white and blue will soon fill Brainerd's streets as the Fourth of July celebration approaches. The Brainerd/Baxter Fourth of July Parade/celebration, called "Minnesota's Fourth of July Capital," by organizers will be Saturday, beginning at noon with the free corn on the cob feed at the Eagles Club and ending with the fireworks, which are shot off on Don Adamson Field at the Brainerd High School. Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action director, said the annual celebration will include all the traditional events people love to attend each year, as well as a few new things, so people will
The hockey athletic trainer who allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point never was an employee of the Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point Police Chief Kevin Merschman said in a press release Tuesday. James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley is anticipated to appear at 8:30 a.m. today, July 1, for his initial appearance hearing. Merschman said the Breezy Point Ice Arena and dorms are used during the summer months for hockey camps.
A 37-year-old Wadena man was convicted for possessing more than 30 grams of methamphetamines after officers noticed a suspicious vehicle leaving Wal-Mart in Baxter, court documents said. Jesse Allen McManigle was sentenced March 20 in Crow Wing County District Court by Judge David Ten Eyck to 110 months, or nine year and two months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. The sentence is stayed for 40 years, meaning McManigle is on probation and if he violates the terms of his probation, he may have to serve his prison sentence the judge imposed.
A hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point, according to criminal charges filed in court against the man. James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony of interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley will appear at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for his initial appearance hearing. According to the criminal complaint filed against Diffley, Breezy Point officers were dispatched at 9:45 p.m.
BAXTER - Rain didn't stop fans or Boston - for that matter - from hitting the stage Saturday night during Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway, located north of Baxter on Highway 371. After a mostly clear and sunny day, rain started to come down on the BIR grounds before Boston was scheduled to take the stage. However, the weather didn't stop Boston fans, who either had an umbrella, a rain poncho or jacket or they just simply got wet. Fans chanted "Boston, Boston" in the rain until the American rock band from Boston, Mass., got on stage and performed.
There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's 10 Most Wanted list for June. Koty Allen Kremer and Kyle Jon Wilczek join Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gene Russell Lindman, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers, Kenneth Walker Jr. and Adam Levert Williams. Some people on the list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities from as far back as 1998. Several on Aitkin's Most Wanted have been on the list for several months. If people have seen any of the suspects, the sheriff's office asks them to call 218-927-7435.
The cities of Brainerd and Baxter have new princesses as Kalli Randall was crowned Miss Brainerd and Kaylee Hoffman was crowned Miss Baxter Saturday at the The Miss Brainerd/Baxter United States Pageant held at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Kaylee Hoffman, 19, daughter of Curt and Kate Hoffman, was sponsored by Splash School and Culver's. Hoffman entered the pageant because a friend of her told her she should. Her platform is safety during swim lessons.
A second man who was accused of holding a Brainerd man hostage in October and beating him with a hammer multiple times at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd has been sentenced for the crime. Cody Allen Benedict, 25, Brainerd, was charged Oct.
Campers were settling in and making new friends Thursday, as they geared up for Lakes Jam to begin at Brainerd International Raceway, located north of Baxter on Highway 371. National artists began at 6 p.m. with Lost Highway, followed by Chris Janson and headliner Jerrod Niemann for the first night of the three-day outdoor music festival.
The main stage is up and Lakes Jam organizers are ready for the third annual outdoor musical festival featuring 15 bands, including Boston, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann to perform over the three-day period. Lakes Jam opens today (June 25) and runs through Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway, located north of Baxter on Highway 371.