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The court ruled Nathan David Becker, one of the two Brainerd men charged in the Jan. 4, 2015, double shooting on Juniper Street in Brainerd, is competent to stand trial.
A grass fire swept through and burned about 300 acres of swamp and grassland Tuesday afternoon north of Motley off Highway 64 in Cass County. DNR and fire crews staged an area on Highway 64 and 100th Street Southwest. Christi Powers, public information officer with Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids, said a helicopter and a single engine air tanker assisted DNR and fire crews from three area fire departments with extinguishing the fire. Powers said no structures were threatened during the fire.
Stories of bank robberies, shootouts, murders and kidnappings—crimes all connected to the gangsters of Minnesota including Brainerd's own history of Baby Face Nelson, a well-known gangster from the 1933 robbery of First National Bank in downtown Brainerd—were recently shared at an event at the Brainerd Public Library.
Aitkin County Sheriff's Office continues to search for people on its Top 10 Most Wanted list. In the past month, deputies have not found any of the people who were on the county's Most Wanted list in February. Their list for March continues to be the same people: Carla Maxine Cain, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gary George Powers, Terry Thomas Olson, Blake Lee Stevens, Kenneth Walker Jr. and Clarissa Renee Wilson.
Camryn Schmidt Grade: Junior Age: 16 Art focus: Brainerd High School Speech
A jury trial has been scheduled for a Brainerd man who faces six felony counts in a criminal case that began with a dog killing chickens and ended in a short stand-off between the suspect and authorities. The jury trial for Larry Walter Prahm, 63, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. July 18 in front of Judge Kristine DeMay in Crow Wing County District Court. On Feb. 16, Prahm plead not guilty to all six felony counts and to two gross misdemeanor counts, court records stated. Prahm was charged Sept. 9, 2015, with:
The Oak Ridge Boys with their four-part harmonies will take stage Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs Event and Convention Center in Onamia. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and the musicians—Duane "Ace" Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—who have been around for more than four decades—will sing some of their new songs, as well as their classics, such as "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue" and "Thank God for Kids."
Six out of seven charges filed against a Brainerd woman accused of assaulting her brother last year have been dismissed. Lori Ann Tverberg, 51, was charged Jan. 4, 2015, in Crow Wing County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, felony terroristic threats with reckless disregard risk and gross misdemeanor of interfering with an emergency call. Tverberg pleaded not guilty to all three counts and Judge Richard A. Zimmerman dismissed all three charges July 9, 2015, court records stated.
The case against a woman charged with first-degree arson in connection with a 2014 Brainerd house fire is under advisement pending a judge's review. Tami Jo Pendegayosh, 32, Garrison and of Brainerd, is accused of burning down a house she rented on July 20, 2014, on the 1100 block of Norwood Street in Brainerd. Pendegayosh was charged Sept. 30, 2014, with two counts of first-degree arson of a dwelling in Crow Wing County District Court. Both felonies carry a maximum 20-year sentence and/or a $20,000 fine.
A court hearing was canceled Monday and a jury trial was scheduled for the Brainerd man who stands accused of shooting two people on Jan. 4, 2015, at a Juniper Street apartment in Brainerd. The jury trial for Tyler Allan Cronquist, 24, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. June 20 in Crow Wing County District Court, according to state court records. Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said the prosecution was anticipating a motion to be brought forward Monday by the defendant's attorney. However, no motions were filed and the hearing was canceled.