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Level 3 predatory offender Joshua Chad Tromblay was living on Wise Road in Crow Wing County until he was sent back to prison on Oct. 9, 2014, for violating the conditions of his parole. Tromblay will be released from prison Wednesday and will move to a residence on the 100 block of Gillis Avenue in Brainerd. Gillis Avenue is located east of the Franklin Arts Center. The Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Brainerd Police Department hosted a community notification meeting Monday for residents to learn more about Tromblay and other predatory offenders. Six people attended the meeting.
Homeowners were hot, sweaty and tired working through the humidity Tuesday - Day 2 - of clean-up from Sunday night's supercell thunderstorm that had a force nearly matching a category 1 hurricane. The Cinosam Road neighborhood off Highway 371 north of Brainerd International Raceway on Gull Lake was one of the areas in the Brainerd lakes area hit hard. The neighborhood, which was once full of towering Norway pines and other pine trees that have been there for decades, now had many downed trees on the ground, houses, garages and sheds.
Brainerd and Pequot Lakes farms will be recognized Aug. 6 by the University of Minnesota as "2015 Farm Family" for Crow Wing and Cass County at an annual ceremony during Farmfest near Redwood Falls. Arlene and Robert Jones of Brainerd of The Farm on St. Mathias will be recognized as a "2015 Farm Family" for Crow Wing County and WR Bar Ranch of Pequot Lakes will be recognized as the Cass County Farm Family of the Year. The Farm on St. Mathias is an 80 acre farm located three miles south of Brainerd on St. Mathias Road.
There are five new faces on Cass County's Most Wanted list in July, with two of the five who were issued warrants in the past month. Laurine Marie Beaulieu and James Curt Moses are the newest people wanted by Cass County Sheriff's Office and Patrick Anthony Dunn, Alyndra Ann Lord and Sage Lee Seelye are back on the Most Wanted list, along with Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Renee Evelyn Defoe, Bradley Michael Geyen, Joseph Anthony Kangas and Darrell Neal Lovejoy. There are 387 active arrest warrants, down from 460 last month in Cass County.
The rain stayed away Friday and Saturday for fans to fully enjoy music by award winning artists Kentucky Headhunters and Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon during Iconic Fest at Green Lantern in Brainerd. Around 1,200 people per night attended Iconic Fest, an outdoor music festival featuring music and artists from the '70s-'90s.
Four hundred pounds of beans are ready to fill five large cast iron kettles in anticipation of Bean Hole Days scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. Thousands of people flock to Pequot Lakes for the annual event as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll and a beverage. The event begins with the Paddle Hunt and the first clue will be released at 9 a.m. Monday. At 6 p.m. Tuesday the baked beans are buried in the ground.
The Brainerd Fourth of July celebration - from the parade and fireworks to the music to being with friends and family - went off without a hitch Saturday. There may have been a haze in the air, but no rain in Brainerd. It was hot, around 83 degrees to give celebration goers a nice day to not work and have some fun. "Everything went smoothly," Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action director, said after the hour-long parade of about 80 floats. "People got to where they needed to go with little disruption. We saw an average crowd at the parade and the floats were great.
SIOUX LOOKOUT, CANADA - I've never gone fishing, I have no interest in it. In fact, when my husband, kids and I go out on the boat in the Brainerd lakes area, if they fish, I am happy to just catch the sunrays. My dad called me a few months ago while I was at work to talk about fishing. "You want to talk to me about fishing?" I asked. "Yes," he replied, "but I will call you later since you are busy." I told him we would talk now as I was curious. Why would Dad want to talk to me about fishing? He asked me if I wanted to go on a father-daughter fishing trip.
Red, white and blue will soon fill Brainerd's streets as the Fourth of July celebration approaches. The Brainerd/Baxter Fourth of July Parade/celebration, called "Minnesota's Fourth of July Capital," by organizers will be Saturday, beginning at noon with the free corn on the cob feed at the Eagles Club and ending with the fireworks, which are shot off on Don Adamson Field at the Brainerd High School. Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action director, said the annual celebration will include all the traditional events people love to attend each year, as well as a few new things, so people will
The hockey athletic trainer who allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point never was an employee of the Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point Police Chief Kevin Merschman said in a press release Tuesday. James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley is anticipated to appear at 8:30 a.m. today, July 1, for his initial appearance hearing. Merschman said the Breezy Point Ice Arena and dorms are used during the summer months for hockey camps.