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All new faces are on the Morrison County's Most Wanted list for the month of July. This month's Top 10 include Zachary Michle Bennet, Patrick Ryan Case, Cody Allyn Demo, Anngena Kay Renee English, Dean Arnold Gangl, Jonathon Avery King, Derrick John Lange, Derrick John Mostad, Kyle Gary Schneider and Gerrey Wayne Stevenson. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people, they are asked to call the Morrison County Sheriff's Office at 320-632-9233. People do not have to identify themselves to authorities when turning in a Most Wanted person.
One helps keep senior citizens healthy and the other helps nursing home residents feel active, vital and alive. These two Crow Wing County residents were presented the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards Wednesday at a picnic event in Lum Park in Brainerd, presented by The Center in Brainerd.
Baxter resident Dan Fundingsland was hoping to see some wildlife Saturday when he was biking down to Crow Wing State Park on the Paul Bunyan Trail. Fundingsland never thought he would see a 3-foot alligator. "I hadn't seen any wildlife yet, but my patience was rewarded," Fundingsland said. "I got my wildlife viewing, but it wasn't quite what I expected. As I approached it, I saw something in the middle of the trail. What was it? Well it was ... a three-foot alligator. It was sunning itself right in the middle of the trail."
Brainerd Police Patrol Sgt. Joy Larson never let her age or gender get in the way of becoming a police officer. Larson went after her dream to become a law enforcement officer later in life, which she has done for the past 13 years with pride and joy. She ended her career with a bang, with her last day with the Brainerd Police Department being on the Fourth of July.
It's not everyday the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office gets a call about a citizen finding an alligator. Yes, an alligator. Not a big one, but a baby alligator. "We're all quite shocked," Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said of finding a baby alligator. "It's quite interesting, that's for sure. You don't get these calls every day. ... In my 30 years in law enforcement this is my first time getting this type of call."
Former Central Lakes College Instructor Joe Plut - known as the "Mad Hugger" - has made an imprint on many in the Brainerd lakes area and beyond in his lifetime. His laughter can be heard a mile away, he always has a smile on his face, but most of all he greets every person he meets with a hug. Plut is turning 80 and from 2-5 p.m. Monday, on the Fourth of July, there will be a birthday celebration at Prairie Bay in Baxter.
A 911 call that came out as a male with a firearm holding his wife and two children hostage, turned out to be not as serious of an incident as was originally reported at a residence in Deerwood. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office 911 dispatchers received a call at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday that was transferred by the Minnesota State Patrol of a female stating her husband was threatening her and their children with a firearm at the residence on the 23000 block of County Road 12 in Deerwood.
The Bungalow Tap House in Emily was everything to owners Chris Spindler and Vanessa Bogard. An early morning blaze Wednesday destroyed the landmark restaurant, which was originally built in 1903. By the time the fire was put out, all that was left of the restaurant was mostly ashes. The Emily Fire Department was called at 2:45 a.m. to the bar and grill restaurant located among the towering pines on Park Avenue, just off Highway 6. When firefighters arrived flames were coming out of the structure and the roof was beginning to cave in, Emily Fire Chief Kenny Roden said.
An early morning blaze Wednesday destroyed a landmark restaurant in the city of Emily. The Bungalow Taphouse, which was originally built in 1903, burned down to mostly ashes. The Emily Fire Department was called at 2:45 a.m. to the bar and grill restaurant located among the towering pines on Park Avenue, just off Highway 6. When firefighters arrived flames were coming out of the structure and the roof was beginning to cave in, Emily Fire Chief Kenny Roden said.
PEQUOT LAKES—Grassland and some trees and brush burned Tuesday afternoon north of The Preserve golf course at Grand View Lodge in Pequot Lakes. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources forestry crews along with firefighters from the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa fire departments were called about 2 p.m. to battle the fire.