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There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's 10 Most Wanted list for April. Curtis Richard Hanson and Adam Levert Williams join Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gene Russell Lindman, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. on the Most Wanted list. Some people on the list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others date back as far at 1998.
Matt Logan, who has gone through a parent's worst nightmare, shared his story with the Brainerd High School (BHS) Class of 2015 Friday hoping it would stop another tragedy from happening. Logan, who describes himself as an average father who was a woodworker by trade, said he is not a professional speaker, but he has spoken to students across the state to educate them about the dangers of texting and driving. His story was powerful as he told the seniors, who filled the cafeteria at BHS, of how his daughter, Deej Logan, was killed on the first day of school of her senior year on Sept.
Brainerd resident Marc Welzant has been missing for six months, and so far there haven't been any signs of what happened to him. Welzant's family, with help from law enforcement and several K9s from the Central Lakes Search and Rescue, a volunteer-run K9 organization, plan to search for Welzant Saturday, April 25. Anyone interested in helping with the search should meet at Kiwanis Park in Brainerd at 9:30 a.m.
Morrison County will not enact a social host ordinance. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted the social host ordinance down by a 3-2 vote. Voting in opposition were Duane Johnson, Mike Wilson and Randy Winscher; in favor were Jeffrey Jelinski and Kevin Maurer. The county held a public hearing on April 13 and a second hearing Tuesday. On Tuesday, four people spoke in favor and one was against.
BAXTER - Essentia Health representatives at Monday's Baxter City Council meeting spoke in opposition to the city's proposed Isle Drive extension project, saying the hospital will not get value from the assessment that could come with the project. Chuck Rickart of WSB and Associates went over the details of the proposed project before residents spoke.
A Brainerd High School science teacher was not granted his request for a two-year leave to pursue a teaching position at a military school in the South Pacific. The Brainerd School Board voted 3-3 Monday on a request for a two-year leave of absence for Dan Clabo, a biology/environmental teacher who has been a teacher in the school district for 24 years. A motion must have a majority of the votes in order to pass, so the request was denied.
There are four new faces on the Cass County's Most Wanted list in April. Anitra Beaulieu, Marc Clausen, Joseph Kangas and Kenneth Peterson join Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Sheldon Thomas Brown, Marc Joseph Clausen, Bradley Michael Geyen, Lindsay Elaine Hedlund, Shannel Marie Neilan and Sheila Samuel Williams to the list. There are about 450 active arrest warrants, which include 221 misdemeanors, 108 gross misdemeanors and 121 felonies in Cass County. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people they are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 218-547-1424.
A 54-year-old Breezy Point man has pleaded guilty to one count of felony corporate theft in connection with diverting nearly $900,000 from the Blue Water Lodge in Walker. Daniel John Helbling was charged June 13, 2013, in Crow Wing County District Court with 12 felony counts. Four counts of theft by swindle and four counts of theft by transferring movable property with no consent were dismissed on Dec.
Patrick Michael Aleman, the 35-year-old Brainerd man who was found guilty for choking a Brainerd woman until she passed out, burning her with a cigarette and causing significant bruises to her body, maintains his innocence. Aleman spoke Wednesday to the Dispatch at the Crow Wing County Jail during visiting hours.
A 35-year-old Brainerd man, who represented himself in a four-day court trial in February, has been found guilty for choking a Brainerd woman until she passed out, burning her with a cigarette and causing significant bruises to her body. Crow Wing County District Court Judge David Ten Eyck found Patrick Michael Aleman guilty of first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm; third-degree assault to cause substantial bodily harm; and domestic assault by strangulation. The assault was reported to Brainerd police at 2:51 a.m. Feb.