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Garrison firefighters were able to save a rambler home from being destroyed by fire during the early morning hours on Saturday. The Garrison Fire Department was called at 3:32 a.m. to a structure fire on the 25000 block of Highway 18 in Bay Lake Township, located about 4 miles west of Garrison. Garrison Fire Assistant Chief Bruce Breun said six Garrison firefighters were able to respond quickly to fight the fire on their own with no mutual aid from other area fire agencies.
Mari McGraw Grade: Senior Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School Brainonian. Adviser nomination: "Mari does a great job as a yearbook editor. She has a great attitude and is always willing to help others. Her pages are very organized, informational and always done before deadline. She provides leadership support to students who need assistance with their pages and helps with other tasks when asked." Artist most admired: Monet. Memorable fine arts achievement: "Getting a poetry about my dad published in seventh grade."
Freezing rain in January in Minnesota is typically a rare sight. But that's exactly what happened during the Friday morning commute in the Brainerd lakes area, with the most slippery roads to the north of Brainerd. The icy roads caused three school buses—from Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Crosby—to slide off the road and a semitrailer to also slide blocking a Crow Wing County road in Nisswa.
Meet Charlie. He is a cross between a German shorthair and labrador. He was a rescue dog and now is Jim Archibald's business partner at True North Canine Detection Services, LLC, in Brainerd. True North is a private company—not associated with any law enforcement agency—hired to search for illegal controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and heroin.
BAXTER—"Gesticulations," "silhouetted" and "inconceivable" were the final three words Brainerd eighth-grader Meryl Tigenoah spelled correctly for the win in the Brainerd Public Schools sixth through eighth grade oral spelling bee Wednesday at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Thirteen-year-old Meryl outlasted 13 students for the championship in a 20-round spelling bee and will move on to the regional spelling bee called The Lakes Bee in March.
BAXTER—Thirteen-year-old Meryl Tigenoah of Baxter Wednesday claimed the championship in the Brainerd Public Schools sixth through eighth grade oral spelling bee at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. The Forestview eighth-grader outlasted 13 students for the win in a 20-round spelling bee and will move on the regional spelling bee called The Lakes Bee, scheduled March 2 to be held for the first time at the National Joint Powers Alliance building in Staples..
One person is off the Cass County's Most Wanted list for the new year, but a new person has been added. Shiloh Williams was arrested on Dec. 13, 2016—getting off the list and being replaced by Lorraine Hulett for January. She joins Anita Rose Beaulieu, Kevin Jay Bruce, Donald Edwin Connors, Anthony Leo Fuller, Sheila Renae Garbow, Renee Marie Norris,Daniel Paez Orozco, Keegan Duane Osborn and Hector Villegas Ramirez.
Kyle Hensel and Michael Bauer Grade: Seniors. Art focus: Brainerd High School Fifth Street Journal. Adviser nomination: "Kyle and Michael have done a great job this semester as first-time photo editors. They're prompt and creative in filling our paper with images that compliment the stories and the staff has always been able to count on them. Both Kyle and Michael also write unique, solid, relevant news articles each issue."
LAKE SHORE—Flames were shooting out of windows of a Lake Shore home Friday morning, as firefighters arrived on scene in frigid, 31 below zero temperatures. The Nisswa Fire Department was called just before 8 a.m. to a house fire on the 1100 block of Shaefers Point Road in Lake Shore. Nisswa called the Pequot Lakes, Brainerd and Mission fire departments for mutual aid and the Lake Shore Police Department also provided assistance on scene.
Members of the Lakes Area Gear Head group in Brainerd—who call Devin Shawn Alexander a great friend who will be deeply missed—plan to honor the 18-year-old Pillager High School student who was killed recently in a two-vehicle collision. Alexander died Tuesday night in a crash on Highway 210 west of Brainerd.