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Discovery Woods Montessori School (DWMS) Board members anticipated meeting Monday in a closed meeting with the five staff members who previously handed in their resignations. However, the staff members informed the board in writing that they decided "there is no need for further action such as mediation," Discovery Woods Board Chair Chad Turcotte said. Turcotte said the purpose of Monday's special meeting was to continue discussions with the five former staff members who recently resigned their positions. "The DWMS board has proceeded in this matter in good faith in hopes of fostering relat
One of the managing partners of Pinnacle Recovery Services, a methadone clinic in Brainerd, had his license temporarily suspended by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. The medical board temporarily suspended the license of Dr. John R. Stroemer, 64, Scandia, on Oct. 10. According to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice website, Stroemer lists his primary practice as the Pinnacle Recovery Services in Brainerd.
Ariana Matakis Grade: Senior. Age: 18. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Advanced TV Production. Adviser nomination: "Ariana is currently a TV Production III student working on independent study projects. She recently created a video for the Crossing Arts Alliance's Empty Bowls project.
More than 100 people showed up Thursday morning to help search for a 47-year-old Brainerd man who was last seen Sunday in Kiwanis Park at the intersection of East River Road and East College Drive in Brainerd. Friends and family of Marc Charles Welzant came to search, as well as people who didn't know him.
More than 100 people showed up Thursday morning to help search for the 47-year-old Brainerd man who was last seen Sunday in Kiwanis Park, located at the intersection of East...
Marc Charles Welzant of Brainerd is still missing and his family plans to conduct a search Thursday morning at Kiwanis Park in Brainerd. The family is requesting anyone who has time to come help them find Welzant. The search will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, located at the intersection of East River Road and East College Drive in Brainerd. Welzant, a developmentally disabled 47-year-old Brainerd man, was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Sunday by staff from a group home he lives in on the 1100 block of Beech Street in Brainerd.
The case against Ronald Ray Wise, the former owner of Carlsona Beach Supper Club on Mille Lacs Lake, who was charged with felony first-degree arson of the supper club and felonies involving fraud and filing false tax returns has been settled. Wise, 50, Baxter, entered into an Alford plea on Oct. 22 in Aitkin County Court on two counts of filing false tax returns. An Alford plea means that Wise agrees to the guilty plea, but he does not admit to the criminal act, maintaining his innocence, Wise's attorney K.
Emotions ran high Monday during a Discovery Woods Montessori School special board meeting, where one parent threatened to not bring their child back to the school on Tuesday after five staff members resigned their positions. The five staff members were Courtney Neifert, co-director of the school; Joan Ingebrigtson, Alexa Lang and Amy Kidrowski, all teachers; and Emily Hanson, a teaching assistant.
Connor Gunsbury Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I. Adviser nomination: "Connor is the lead trombone in BHS Jazz Ensemble I and Wind Symphony. He is a member of Central Lakes Conference Honor Jazz I. He is a strong musical leader in all of his ensembles." Memorable fine arts achievement: Being a part of the Central Lakes Conference Honors Jazz band in 2013-14 and in 2014-15. Other fine arts activities: Knowledge Bowl. Why the trombone: " I've been playing trombone since sixth grade. It was the instrument I was the best at.
There are two new mugs on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's Top 10 Most Wanted in October. Steven James Iverson and Michael Bude Fondurulia join Paul Arthur Heimark, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, David Leroy Morseth, Kevin Robert Lawrence,Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. to the Most Wanted list this month. 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.