Headliners Bret Michaels and Clay Walker - among other national artists - will soon hit the main stage for the second annual Lakes Jam music festival aiming to give rock and country fans the time of their lives. Lakes Jam opens today and runs through Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), located north of Baxter on Highway 371. Campers are allowed into the grounds today, with the national artists performing Friday and Saturday.
American country artist Clay Walker's first single "What's It To You" topped the Billboard charts in the early 90s and since then he has had 31 hit singles on the charts, four platinum-selling albums, two gold albums and millions of dollars in sales. Walker plans to "Boogie Till the Cows Come Home" with Brainerd lakes area fans when he performs at 10 p.m.
Firefighters and emergency personnel from several Brainerd lakes area cities took part in a Fire Instruction Rescue Education (FIRE) training drill Sunday which started with a disaster drill and ended with the burning of the former Integra building, located just west of Best Buy in Baxter.
Attacking a suspect to tracking drugs in a vehicle, officers and their K-9 police dogs showed Brainerd lakes area residents Sunday a sample of what they can do to help law enforcement. The Public Canine Demonstration, held at the Stewart Mills baseball field on Mill Avenue in Brainerd, kicked off the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 12 annual Canine Field Trials that will be held Monday and Tuesday in Baxter. Around 80 K-9 squads left the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter and paraded through Baxter and Brainerd to the baseball field.
Two new faces - Marian Lenore Hardy and Robin Ernest Ryan - join the Most Wanted list for Cass County in June. As of Friday, there were 486 active arrest warrants which include 261 misdemeanors, 124 gross misdemeanors and 101 felonies. Authorities continue to search for Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Sheldon Thomas Brown, Missie Lee Camacho, Daniel Benjamin Fineday, Bradley Michael Geyen, Richard Randal Gillispie, Kevin Michael McGuinness and Frank Andrew Tuttle. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people they are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 218-547-1424.
Operation Grow and Learn, a program sponsored by the Northland Arboretum, not only is a program where plants grow, but where young adults grow valuable skills. Operation Grow and Learn is a two-week program for at-risk youth ranging from ages 14-21 or youth with disabilities.
It's a case of nonprofits helping nonprofits in Crow Wing County. Nonprofit organizations, such as Bridges of Hope, the Good Samaritan Society and Crisis Line Referral in Crow Wing County are always looking for volunteers to help them with various events and projects, but what some people may not know, they also use each other for help. They are called the Volunteer Coordinators of Crow Wing County and have been around for the past 40 years.
"Nothing's Gonna Stop ..." Starship featuring Mickey Thomas from performing at Lakes Jam next week. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform on the main stage at 6 p.m.
Multi-platinum global superstar Bret Michaels - whose rise to stardom as the front man of the iconic rock 'n' roll group Poison and has sold more than 32 million records worldwide - will bring his talent to the main stage at Lakes Jam next week. Michaels, who built his Michaels Entertainment Group into a one-man, $100 million empire, will perform at 10 p.m. June 28 at Brainerd International Raceway. Michaels' passion for music has not changed and in his solo career, he has charted multiple solo albums, including his 2010 album, "Custom Built," which topped the charts, reaching No.
As the sun shined Wednesday on the lush, green lawn of the Crow Wing County Jail at the southwest corner of Front Street and Fourth Street in Brainerd it was a setting not even remotely close to what happened at that site more than 142 years ago. The year was July 23, 1872. Two American Indian brothers, members of the White Earth Nation, tragically lost their lives. The men were accused in the disappearance of a 22-year-old woman from Crow Wing Village.
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