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A Brainerd resident's orange tabby cat left home early this week and came back with a BB gunshot wound. Heathyr Kemp, who lives on the 1000 block of Willow Street of Brainerd, called the Brainerd Police Department at 8:45 p.m. Monday to report the incident. In a Facebook post, Kemp stated, "Our cat was shot in the vicinity of our home on Willow Street in south Brainerd. He is an orange tabby who may or may not have left our property .... Any information about who may have done this is appreciated. It would appear we are not the only ones this has happened to in the area."
Country legendary singer Joe Diffie, who has chart-toppers like "Pickup Man," "Third Rock from the Sun" and "John Deere Green," 13 albums and more than 20 Top 10 singles, will take his talent to a rural Brainerd area stage. Diffie is the 9 p.m. headliner July 8 at Iconic Fest at Green Lantern, east of Brainerd. "We basically like having a good time," Diffie said in a telephone interview. "And we always hope that if we are having a good time, everyone will have a good time.
Brainerd and Baxter have new princesses as Shayna Harms was crowned Miss Brainerd and Nicole Harris was crowned Miss Baxter Saturday at the 2017 Brainerd Baxter United States Pageant at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Harms is the 19-year-old daughter of Diana Charboneau, John Charboneau and Todd Harms and Harris is the 20-year-old daughter of Lawre and Michael Harris. There were 23 contestants competing for one of the nine titles in the Jr Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms Woman and Mrs Divisions. The other winners are:
The fifth year of Lakes Jam, a three-day music festival held this past weekend at Brainerd International Raceway, did not disappoint fans despite temperatures being on the cold side for the end of June. Fans filled the concert bowl all three days and many had to put on sweatshirts and jeans as temperatures lingered in the low to mid 60s under partly cloudy skies. A slight rain shower also treated fans Saturday night when country star Trace Adkins performed.
BAXTER—An incident that could have quickly turned into a tragedy had a happy ending Wednesday as emergency responders pulled an 18-year-old—dangerously stuck in the mud—to safety. A 911 call was made at 11:16 a.m. to the Crow Wing County Sheriff Dispatch Center of a report of a construction worker stuck in the mud at a residence on the 7200 block of Fox Place in Baxter, a residential road off Clearwater Road North.
Lakes Jam is here and those attending will be in for a treat this year—not only is the line-up "strong and different" but there are new events planned to please the crowds.
Country star Jake Owen, with his hits "Something About a Woman," "Don't Think I Can't Love You," "Eight Second Ride" and "Tell Me" will be the headliner for country night at Lakes Jam. Owen will take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the three-day music fest at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Baxter off Highway 371.
An accidental meeting with a recording label president who liked country star Trace Adkins' deep voice was an encounter that ignited his music career. Adkins—known for his hits "You're Gonna Miss This," "Ladies Love Country Boys," "Songs About Me" and "Every Light In The House"—will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday on the Lakes Jam stage at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Baxter.
BAXTER—Quick action by employees at the Holiday Stationstore off of Dellwood Drive in Baxter may have kept an already serious situation from becoming a gas station nightmare.
Buckcherry—known for "Crazy Bitch and "Sorry" which exploded onto the charts and radio stations when the album "15" was released in 2006—will bring their rock and roll music to Lakes Jam fans next week. Lakes Jam, a three-day music fest, that takes over a good portion of Brainerd International Raceway, begins June 22; Buckcherry will perform at 6 p.m. June 23 on rock night, followed by Bret Michaels from Poison and then the headliner Skillet, a Christian rock band.