- Member for
- 4 years 8 months
The Brainerd School District will see a 5 percent hike in health insurance premiums for 2015-16. The Brainerd School Board Monday approved the health insurance premium increase and agreed to keep Medica as the district's health insurance provider. The health insurance Plan B approved is as follows: • District paid $593 on the single plan in 2014-15 and $1,274 on the family plan per month. • Employee paid $31 on the single plan in 2014-15 and $243 on the family plan per month. • District will pay $622 on the single plan in 2015-16 and $1,338 on the family plan per month. • Employee will p
There are four new faces on the Cass County's Most Wanted list in May. Amy Jeannette Fairbanks, Darrell Neal Lovejoy, Kristofer John Pelzl and Sharlene Lyn Seelye join Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Anitra Beaulieu, Bradley Michael Geyen, Joseph Kangas, Shannel Marie Neilan and Kenneth Peterson. There are about 449 active arrest warrants, which include 223 misdemeanors, 103 gross misdemeanors and 123 felonies in Cass County. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people they are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 218-547-1424.
MERRIFIELD - When Frank and Beverly Justin pulled up to their home on Upper Mission Lake in Merrifield Thursday after running errands in Brainerd they couldn't believe what they saw. The couple, who have lived in their walkout lake home for the past 27 years, saw smoke filling their home. Frank Justin tried to open the garage door, but the heat was too intense. They called 911 for help. Firefighters from Mission Township Fire and Rescue and the Crosslake and Nisswa fire departments responded to the fire reported at 1:21 p.m. on the 28000 block of Mission Cutoff, Merrifield. Capt.
A 21-year-old Brainerd woman and her passenger were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near the intersection of Wise Road, also known as Crow Wing County Highway 49, and Beaver Dam Road in Brainerd, Brainerd Police Department reported. Brainerd police along with other emergency personnel responded to a report of a crash shortly after 8 a.m. Brainerd police investigating officers learned a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 21-year-old Sheelah Lewandowski of Deerwood, was westbound on Wise Road.
At least one person was injured after vehicles collided Tuesday morning on Wise Road, near Beaver Dam Road, in north Brainerd. The crash happened about 8 a.m. A Chevrolet Cruz and another vehicle pulling a trailer, appeared to have been involved in the crash, but authorities on scene could not say how many vehicles were involved or how many were injured.
When Jody Hinrichs arrived home Monday after work, he walked in the door and heard an aircraft fly by. He went outside on his deck off Crow Wing County Road 45, southeast of Brainerd, to see what was going on. He saw a helicopter carrying water, then an aircraft dropping red fire retardant and then saw the smoke past his outbuilding on his property. "It was kind of scary," Hinrichs said.
There are some new and some old faces on Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list for May. As of Friday, there were an estimated 933 total active warrants in the county. Candida Dione Mitchell, Michael Fredrick Bacon, Nathan Phillip Schnaufer, Manette Faye Nelson-Johnson, Joseph Lee Pearson and Joseph Dean Wilson join the Most Wanted list with Shaun Peoples Sr., Michael John Bjorklund, Chad Eldon Kilgore and Rebecca Lynn Havens. 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 office directly at 829-4749.
The Fire Advisory Board met Wednesday - the first time since Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek announced his retirement. Stunek's last working day was April 17. On the agenda, "Retirement of Fire Chief Kevin Stunek and introduction of the interim fire chief," board members noticed Stunek was not present and asked where Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller was so the introduction could occur.
Like many people across the country, area law enforcement officials have been watching the rioting in Baltimore unfold along with the damage and injury left in its wake. Nisswa Police Chief Craig Taylor said the riots are "pretty sad." He said it's pretty hard for a police department of any size to respond to a mass riot, such as in Baltimore. "It's all about problem solving," Taylor said. "People need to take responsibility for their actions, whether it be the police or the community.
There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's 10 Most Wanted list for April. Curtis Richard Hanson and Adam Levert Williams join Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gene Russell Lindman, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. on the Most Wanted list. Some people on the list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others date back as far at 1998.