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To make a difference in the community. Plain, simple and to the point—the Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 has lived by these words since Aug. 23, 1900.
MOTLEY—It was a horrific scene no farmer ever wants to see—a barn filled with animals being destroyed by a fire. Early Friday morning, Richard and Sally Swartz watched their barn on the 6000 block of 128th Street Southwest in Cass County, just east of Motley, burn to the ground. "It has not been a good day," Richard Swartz said in a telephone interview. Swartz said his son, Richard Jr., checked the dairy and beef cows about 6 a.m. and then left the property, and his wife typically goes out to the dairy barn about 8:30 a.m. to work.
The man who died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday at Bill's Gun Shop & Range in Baxter has been identified. Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted identified the man as 77-year-old Henry Plummer Thomas of Brainerd. Exsted said Thomas used a firearm he rented from the business in the shooting.
Kasey Knight Grade: Sophomore Age: 15. Art focus: Brainerd High School Brainonian. Adviser nomination: "Kasey is dedicated, respectful, motivated, pleasant and personable. She has stepped up, showing a growing maturity and dedication to the production of the yearbook. She always has a smile and is ready to help however she can." Memorable fine arts achievement: "Becoming a yearbook editor this year." Artist most admired: Georges Seurat, a French painter. Other fine arts activities: Symphonic Band, plays the saxophone.
Defendant Cameron Skeeter Farris was—fictitiously— on trial Friday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd for a hypothetical criminal vehicular homicide in which a woman was killed in a crash he was involved in.
Emma McConville Grade: Sophomore. Age: 16. Art focus: Brainerd High School mock trial
The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office released its most up to date Top 10 Most Wanted list for the month of January. Eight of the faces on the list—Samuel David Berg, Nicholas Franklin Edwards, Paul Arthur Heimark, Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr.—have been on the Most Wanted list for quite some time. New to the list are Anthony Munson Jolls and Reid Robert Nelson.
When Duncan and Dakota were born they had no idea that their lives as golden retrievers would be so important.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Deputy Pat Pickar announced he will run for sheriff in the November election.
Brainerd resident Kelsey Henson never thought she would deliver her baby along a Minnesota highway. But that is what happened the morning of Jan. 19 when Henson left her Brainerd home to get to Riverwood Healthcare Center Hospital in Aitkin. She didn't make it to the hospital until after her baby Javeah Mae Henson arrived in a hurry midway between Brainerd and Aitkin near Deerwood. Henson said Javeah—who weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long—joins her older sisters Kiandra Henson, 7, Jakiyah Henson, 3 and Kamierah Henson, 2.