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PEQUOT LAKES—Grassland and some trees and brush burned Tuesday afternoon north of The Preserve golf course at Grand View Lodge in Pequot Lakes. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources forestry crews along with firefighters from the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa fire departments were called about 2 p.m. to battle the fire.
Mother Nature may have delayed Lakes Jam Saturday during the showers and thunderstorms, but it did not stop it.
There are some new faces on the Cass County Most Wanted list in June. Those who were not on the list in May, but appear this month are Donald Edwin Connors, David Allen Newago, Renee Marie Norris, Randee Marie Sundvall and Jared Lee Westbrook. They join Anthony Leo Fuller, Jimmie Derek Harrison, Sr., Carolyn Annette Jones, David Delmer Meader and Thomas Alfred Robinson. As of Friday, there were 492 total active warrants, up from 483 last month in Cass County, which includes 241 misdemeanors, 111 gross misdemeanors and 140 felonies.
When a Crosslake family came in from boating Friday night, they found their garage with living quarters was full of smoke. The Crosslake Fire Department was called at 10 p.m. to a structure fire on the 36000 block of Pine Bay Drive in Crosslake. Crosslake Assistant Fire Chief Neil Luzar said when firefighters arrived on scene the detached garage was full of smoke and they sent in a three-man team for entry. Luzar said the fire crew found the fire and extinguished it quickly.
Four people went to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation and a dog "didn't make it" in a structure fire this past weekend in Baxter, Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said. The Brainerd Fire Department responded to the fire at 3:44 a.m. Saturday on the 12000 block of Knollwood Drive in Baxter. The homeowner is Virginia Augustinack.
Campers of all kinds were lined up, some for hours and some overnight, as Lakes Jam fans eagerly waited to get through the gates Thursday at Brainerd International Raceway. "It was totally worth the wait," Carol Rollins of Brainerd said of waiting 2 ½ hours to get past the gates.
BAXTER—Eighteen-year-old Brady Kline was taking a shower Thursday at his Baxter residence when the smoke detectors began going off. Kline ran out of the bathroom, which was located in the basement, and when he did he saw flames down the hallway in the living area. "I tried to dump some water on it because I didn't think it was that big," Kline said as he watched Brainerd firefighters extinguish the fire. "When I realized I wasn't going to be able to put it out, I grabbed my clothes and called 911."
It's a way of life and the band—Styx—love every minute of it. Styx, known for their hits "Lady," "Come Sail Away," "Babe," and "Too Much Time on My Hands," will make their headliner-appearance on the Lakes Jam stage at 10 p.m. Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway, off Highway 371 north of Baxter.
Lakes Jam, the three-day music fest that unites country and rock and roll, is finally here. Brainerd lakes area residents should have already noticed heavier traffic along Highway 371, north of Baxter as campers, vendors and organizers head out to Brainerd International Raceway, the Lakes Jam venue.
When Lakes Jam owner Jerry Braam came up with the idea of having a music fest at Brainerd International Raceway, he knew it would become a success. Lakes Jam made its debut in 2013 and Braam worked hard to promote the event, which grew to a three-day music fest featuring country and rock 'n' roll. Now, with a few years of getting Lakes Jam started, Braam has brought in people as investors to help the event grow even more.