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It was either run for another four-year term as the Crow Wing County Sheriff or retire. Sheriff Todd Dahl chose the latter, and Chief Deputy Denny Lasher, the office's second in command, is following his lead. Dahl and Lasher announced their plans to retire from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office to be effective at the end of 2018. Between the two of them they will have put in nearly 60 years of service to county residents. They chose to retire from their law enforcement career at the same time.
Dick Ross, who dedicated 42 years of his life to law enforcement, including 12 as the Crow Wing County sheriff, died Wednesday night at St. Cloud Hospital. The 78-year-old leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Renee; four adult children; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Ross suffered from Parkinson's disease for 16 years and his health declined over the years. Renee Ross said her husband went into cardiac arrest Sunday night and was flown to St. Cloud Hospital but never regained consciousness.
How many questions, how much money and what is the success rate of a school building bond? These are some of the questions the Brainerd School Board will have to decide when it turns to its voters to seek referendum approval after it develops its final facilities plan geared to meet the district's future needs of its students, staff and community. Todd Rapp, one of the consultants involved in the referendum discussions with the school district, Monday gave the school board an update on November's school referendum election results in Minnesota.
A 24-year-old Cass Lake man may face a murder charge after authorities found a woman Sunday morning with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Brandon Joseph Roy was apprehended in connection with the death of a 25-year-old Cass Lake woman and is in custody in Cass County Jail in Walker pending formal charges, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said.
And then there were two.
There may be a new Baxter Elementary School in the near future in the Brainerd School District—but there most likely won't be a new Harrison Elementary School.
Keyahna Kurilla Grade: Sophomore. Age: 15. Art focus: Brainerd High School Brainonian. Adviser nomination: "Keyahna is always on task, goal oriented, professional, responsible and committed to quality." Memorable fine arts achievement: Being named editor in chief of the Brainonian. Other fine arts activities: Concert band, "I play the flute."
There are nine—not 10—on this month's Morrison County's Most Wanted list. For the month of November, a majority of the people on the list are wanted for drug charges. On the list are: Tanisha Sue Dosh, Adam Gregory Gardner, William Clyde Gaskin, John Anthony Held, Matthew Ryan Enns, Chealsie Ann Laree Scott-Pantze, Kyle Daniel St. Martin-Smith, Ian Michael Strempke and Leonard Jerome Tenold.
A Crow Wing County Sheriff's deputy voluntarily resigned from his position after an investigation was conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to determine if he abused his authority as a law enforcement officer. The investigation of the deputy, Mike Davis of Pequot Lakes, was initiated after the BCA received a letter of concern from Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl.
LITTLE FALLS—Authorities are one step closer to finding the person who murdered a rural Little Falls man nearly a year ago while he was deer hunting on his parents' property.