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Dennis Johnson Grade: Senior. Age: 18. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) creative writing. Adviser nomination: "Every semester in creative writing, there are a few students whose writing demonstrates such savvy that I find myself learning in the midst of my teaching. Last semester, Dennis was one of those students. Everything he wrote exemplified passion, skill and a writer's intuition.
The mystery and beauty of nature is something Carla Benjamin has a passion for capturing in her artwork to share with others. Benjamin, who lives on an old Christmas tree farm in Pillager, has been interested in art all her life. She has experience in stained glass, botanical illustration, printmaking, painting, design, mixed-media constructions and in acrylic and encaustic paintings. "I have 51 acres of inspiration around me," Benjamin said. "I grew up playing in the woods on East Gull Lake. I've always been influenced by trees and leaves, but there needs to be accuracy.
A grand jury has indicted two Brainerd men, Tyler Allan Cronquist and Nathan David Becker, in connection with the Jan.
A grand jury has indicted two Brainerd men, Tyler Allan Cronquist and Nathan David Becker in connection with in the Jan. 4 shootings of two people at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd.
Cassidy Pelkey Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Wind Symphony. Adviser nomination: "Cassidy is the flute section leader of the BHS Wind Symphony. She is also a member of the 2014-15 Minnesota Music Educators Association All State Band. Her consistent leadership and musicianship is appreciated and noticed by her peers and teachers." Memorable fine arts achievement: "Making Minnesota All-State last year." What do you like about playing the flute: "For me its a good stress reliever. A good way to clear my mind. I enjoy playing music.
The owner of the Meat on Mille Lacs in Onamia recently plead guilty to failing to pay withheld taxes in federal district court. Michelle Uden was indicted on Oct. 7, 2014, on seven counts for failing to pay federal employment taxes, consisting of federal income taxes, as well as Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes, made up of social security taxes and hospital insurance or Medicare taxes on the wages of individual employees of Meat on Mille Lacs. On Jan. 30, Uden pleaded guilty to the one indictment count of failing to pay over withheld taxes. According to the U.S.
EAST GULL LAKE - From transportation and gas tax issues to how businesses and educators can work together to make sure employees succeed were among the issues discussed Friday morning at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber Eggs and Issues Legislative Panel held at Cragun's in East Gull Lake. The chamber invited Brainerd lakes area legislators to the event to discuss business priorities. Legislators attending were Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa; Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls; Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa; Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin; and Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point. Rep.
Law enforcement authorities seized more than $65,000 in cash and more than $500 worth of prescription pills, which lead to criminal drug charges against a Red Lake man. Duane Perry Spears, 31, was charged Thursday with fifth-degree drug possession in Cass County District Court following a traffic stop by the Minnesota State Patrol. According to court documents, Spears was arrested following a series of observations made by the state trooper, including drug possession and admitting the pills and cash were his.
Flames and heavy smoke were billowing out of a picture window Monday in a Maple Grove Township home, which was lost to fire, along with a cat and a dog, said Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek. Brainerd firefighters were called to a structure fire at 3:36 p.m. on the 7300 block of Dressage Road, located about 15 miles southeast of Brainerd in Crow Wing County. The homeowner, Clarice Bernatsky, was not home at the time of the fire.
A motion to convene a grand jury in the criminal case against Tyler Allan Cronquist, one of the two Brainerd men charged in the connection of the Jan. 4 double shooting on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd, has been filed in Crow Wing County District Court, Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said Monday. Tyler Allan Cronquist, 23, appeared before Judge David J. Ten Eyck on Monday morning for an omnibus hearing.