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Thirteen years ago today Americans stopped in their tracks. It's a day police and firefighters across the nation - including those in the Brainerd lakes area - will never forget. A day when America was attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists, who hijacked four passenger planes and crashed them into the two New York World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pa. Area emergency personnel remember the day well. Aitkin Fire Chief Brian Pisarek said 343 firefighters died that day trying to save people. "(Sept.
Heartland Animal Rescue Team (HART) animals are back home. All the dogs and cats at HART, Brainerd/Baxter's animal shelter, temporarily left the original shelter on Dellwood Drive in Baxter in May and moved to the site of the former Brainerd High School Farm off Highway 25, just outside of Brainerd city limits while the shelter was being remodeled. The remodeling project is complete and the animals are back. HART will open its doors to the remodeled shelter at 11 a.m. Friday and will be back to its scheduled hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All the faces on the Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list for September are new. On this month's list are Candace Kay Dik, Donald Eugene Lewandowski, Tabitha Amber Marie Mounts, Jane Marie Parker, James Patrick Trebtoske, Katherine Kay Yanez, Joshua Lee Morris, Michael Joseph Stein, Xavier Maurice Bethel and David Michael Szczodroski. As of Friday, there were an estimated 945 active warrants in the county, up from 913 from last month. 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.
Sixty households on South Long Lake were still without power as of 3 p.m.
Severe thunderstorms have missed the Brainerd lakes area in the past - but not Thursday. Mother Nature packed a powerful punch Thursday morning, giving residents a storm they hadn't seen for awhile - one with a heavy downpour of rain and the highest wind gusts they've ever seen. Kevin Huyck of the National Weather Service (NWS) in Duluth said winds gusting at 69 mph whipped through Brainerd around 7:05 a.m. However, that was not the highest wind gusts in the area. At 6:15 a.m.
Severe thunderstorms early Thursday brought strong winds and a heavy downpour of rain to the Brainerd lakes area, downing hundreds of trees and leaving thousands of people without power. The storms left more than 7,000 Crow Wing Power households without power in the Brainerd lakes area, with a concentration of outages surrounding Brainerd/Baxter from Motley, Fort Ripley, Nokay Lake to Nisswa. Brainerd residents also lost water after the storm knocked out a pump, and Baxter's substation on Southdale was out. Char Kinzar of Crow Wing Power said crews were waiting for two transmission companie
If you need a specialized dance T-shirt or sport uniform with your number or team name embroidered on it or a business shirt with a logo on it - The Teehive in Baxter is one place to go. The Teehive is a screen printing and embroidery business that makes custom apparel. People can use online tools to custom design their own T-shirts or apparel, whether for teams, groups, businesses, organizations, family reunions, bridal parties, other special occasions or create just one T-shirt.
A 36-year-old Royalton man who was sentenced in December of 2013 with a petty misdemeanor of aiding and assisting in setting a wildlife trap without identification in Morrison County took his case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where a judge Monday affirmed the decision made by the district court. Even though the petty misdemeanor resulted in a $135 fine, Royce Ryan Teague appealed his conviction of aiding and assisting in setting a wildlife trap without identification.
Four new names were added to Cass County's Most Wanted list for August. The four people who have had warrants out for their arrest for a few months and moved to the top of the list are Anitra Rose Beaulieu, Brian Thomas Berglin, Jermey Jay Martin and Donald Michael Roy. They join Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Sheldon Thomas Brown, Bradley Michael Geyen, Richard Randal Gillispie, Marian Lenore Hardy and Kevin Michael McGuinness. As of Friday, there were 469 active arrest warrants which include 247 misdemeanors, 115 gross misdemeanors and 107 felonies.
Around 6,300 students are anticipated to be walking the hallways at Brainerd School District buildings in two weeks. The Brainerd School Board Monday heard from Steve Lund, the district's director of business services, about the preliminary enrollment numbers as the district is gearing up for its 2014-15 school year. Preliminary enrollment figures show that the district will see about 11 students less in kindergarten through 12th grade this fall, compared to the preliminary number of students who attended the 2013-14 school year.