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Two Brainerd men arrested following a shooting Sunday night at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd were arraigned on four felony counts each Tuesday in Crow Wing District Court. Tyler Allan Cronquist, 23, was charged with second-degree murder with intent but not premeditation; attempted second-degree murder with intent; first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm; and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Nathan David Becker, 26, was charged with aiding and abetting Cronquist on all four counts. Both suspects appeared separately before Crow Wing County D
Two Brainerd men face up to 40 years in prison for their alleged involvement in the shootings of two people in the head Sunday night at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd. The suspects, Tyler Allan Cronquist, 23, and Nathan David Becker, 26 - each wearing a Crow Wing County Jail-issued orange jumpsuit and their hands shackled at their waist - appeared Tuesday separately before Judge Richard Zimmerman in Crow Wing District Court.
The residence where two victims were shot Sunday night on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd is the same apartment building where three months earlier two men allegedly held a 20-year-old Brainerd man against his will, punching him repeatedly and striking him with a hammer multiple times. The suspects from the previous crime were charged Oct.
A 14-year-old Eastview youth hockey player died Nov. 14 after collapsing on the ice during a bantam tournament game at Essentia Health Sports Center ice arena in Brainerd. The death of the hockey player, Patrick Schoonover, received media attention around the state and nation. The family of Schoonover issued a statement two days later that their son died of a heart defect, not a hockey related injury.
It's been two months since 47-year-old Marc Welzant of Brainerd walked away from a group home he lives at on Beech Street in Brainerd and his family continues to ask the public to keep their eyes out for their loved one. Staff at the group home Welzant lives at on the 1100 block of Beech Street in Brainerd say he was last seen about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.
Amanda Bentley and Rachel Dallman Grade: Seniors. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Debate. Adviser nomination: "Rachel and Amanda have competed in Public Forum Debate as a team for the past three years. Last year they represented the school at the state tournament and the National Forensic League qualifying event. We have come to rely on them to not only write cases for our novice debaters but to 'follow from the front' as leaders on the team.
There are two new mugs on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's Top 10 Most Wanted for December. Dean Douglas Inman and Jason Christopher Schroder join Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, David Leroy Morseth, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. on the Most Wanted list. Some people on the Most Wanted in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others dating back as far at 1998. If you have seen any of the suspects, the sheriff's office asks you to call them at 218-927-7435.
Christmas Day is less than a week away and Marc Welzant's family continues to struggle with the fact that their loved one is still missing. Welzant was last seen about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 by staff at the group home he lives at on the 1100 block of Beech Street in Brainerd. Store security video showed Welzant was at the Holiday Stationstore, 424 S. Sixth St., Brainerd about 2:50 p.m. on the day he went missing. "The holidays will be very difficult," said Welzant's sister, Mary Peterson, of Brainerd. "Christmas is very important to him.
An unattached garage containing a boat, car and lawn equipment were destroyed by fire Tuesday night at a home southeast of Brainerd. The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 7:12 p.m. to the home of Lindsey Raddatz, 19310 Crow Wing County Road 132, about 15 miles southeast of Brainerd. Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said the homeowners were in their home when they saw flames coming out of the windows of the garage. When firefighters arrived on scene, the garage was fully engulfed. Stunek said the cause of the fire appears to be from a cooker that was smoking venison.
Keaton Riley Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) A Capella Choir and Windfall. Adviser nomination: "Keaton is a bass in A Cappella and Windfall. He recently played the part of king at our madrigal dinners. Keaton gives the pitches for all of our songs during performance.