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Three people were arrested Wednesday morning for distribution of drugs after law enforcement officers executed search warrants at residences on the 700 and 800 block of Fir Street in Brainerd, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Meyer said. The arrests are a result of an ongoing investigation by the the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division. LADID and the Crow Wing County Tactical Team executed the search warrants at the two homes, located within a block of each other.
The fire at Bjerga's Feed Store in downtown Brainerd has been ruled an arson. Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes on Tuesday said someone intentionally set the fire at the long-time Front Street business. Brainerd firefighters were called at 8:47 p.m. Monday to the fire that was contained to the straw bales stacked outside the feed store. The building was not damaged. Holmes said there are no suspects at this time but the Brainerd Police Department and the fire department will continue to investigate.
Oven-roasted turkey, garlic red-skinned potatoes, green bean casserole and all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings will bring people together at Thursday's annual community dinner hosted at the American Legion in Brainerd. The annual community dinner, which has been held for more than a decade, will begin at 11 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Several area clubs, including the Elks, the VFW, the Eagles and the Legion, sponsor the dinner and are involved in cooking the meal, delivering it and other aspects of putting the day together.
Motorists are apparently still adjusting to the change of seasons, as snowfall—making its second appearance to the Brainerd lakes area Sunday—resulted in icy road conditions and numerous vehicle crashes. Parts of the lakes area saw as much as an inch of snow—enough to make the roads slippery and to make driving more difficult.
There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list for November. Carla Maxine Cain and Samuel Steven Herrera join the Top 10 Most Wanted of Blake Lee Stevens, Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gene Russell Lindman, Gary George Powers, Terry Thomas Olson and Kenneth Walker Jr. Powers and Kujawa have been wanted by Aitkin County since 1998 and others on the list have been wanted since the early 2000s. The sheriff's office needs the public's help to find these people on the Top 10 Most Wanted list.
There are 10 new faces - three women and seven men - on the Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list for November. As of Friday, there were an estimated 961 total active warrants in the county, up from 929 last month. On the Most Wanted list are Jeffery Allen Lane, Joseph Wade Nickaboine, Justen Michael Kyar Brown, William Munnings Bennett, Nathan Bernard Holden, Lylah Laverne Beaulieu, Patrick James Neelan, Nicholas Joseph Schyma, Caitlin Roy and Jana Rae Holmin. The sheriff's office is searching for the individuals and asks the public if they recognize any of the faces to call the sheriff's of
The Deerwood man who led authorities Tuesday night on a high speed chase in Brainerd, striking police squads and then crashing himself, admitted to being under the influence of drugs during the incident, according to court documents filed Friday. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was attempting to pull Jessey Duane Johnson over because his Jeep Grand Cherokee had a headlight out.
Baxter couple Jerry and Dorothy Peterson were thankful Sunday to be on American soil. The Petersons were staying in the heart of Paris at the Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower Hotel while Friday's terror attacks were about 4 miles away from their location, five minutes from the famed Eiffel Tower. "I'm thankful to be doing laundry today and my husband is doing yard work," Dorothy Peterson said, after returning home safely from Paris.
Tayler Borders Grade: Senior. Age: 18. Art focus: Brainerd High School Theater. Adviser nomination: "Tayler Borders plays a very challenging and energetic role in 'Rumors.' He has a two and a half page monologue at the end of the show, and it is extremely difficult to keep the attention of the audience for that period of time, but Tayler does it splendidly. He actually received a round of applause from the audience at the Nov. 8 matinee, which is quite an honor. 'Rumors' is his first production, and he has greatly improved from our first rehearsal in September. I am proud of him.
3-2-1- Bounce in Baxter has been robbed a second time. The bounce house business that features five inflatable bounce houses geared for children was burglarized Oct. 19 and again Thursday. "The last time it happened it was scary, the second time it's personal," said Jennifer Petrie, owner of 3-2-1- Bounce. "This is like slapping me in the face. It doesn't get much worse than this. "It's been emotional. I don't have any enemies. I don't know why anyone would be targeting me or my family." Petrie said it appeared the suspect broke in at 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.