- Member for
- 6 years 4 months
Three out of five people were killed in a fire from 2007-2011 because their residence did not have a working smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Association. There's little argument that smoke alarms save lives. Having functional smoke alarms in every household is important and could save lives. People have the choice of buying a regular smoke alarm or a smart smoke alarm with technology advances. Either one—as long as it is functioning correctly—could save a life if there was a fire in a home.
BAXTER—Many families had their Thanksgiving feast Thursday and some headed out the door to begin their Black Friday shopping in the Brainerd lakes area. People were lined up in front of and around the sides at many of Baxter retail stores, waiting for the doors to open. Mother Nature was nice this year as temperatures stayed around 33 degrees, with hardly any wind and no snow or rain, though there was patchy fog.
Have nowhere to go Thanksgiving Day to get a nice home-cooked meal? If the answer is no, there will be oven-roasted turkey, garlic red-skinned potatoes, green bean casserole and all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings on the table Thursday for the annual community dinner hosted at the American Legion in Brainerd.
Savannah Dixon Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School theater.
A 31-year-old Bena man faces three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide after the passenger car he was driving crashed Oct. 29 near Walker, killing his passenger.
An elderly man escaped injuries Thursday when he drove his vehicle through his second-story garage at Mississippi Terrace Apartments in southwest Brainerd slamming into the pavement below. Brainerd police and firefighters were called at 3 p.m. and upon arrival, they found that the Jeep Grand Cherokee went straight through the back wall of the second-story garage and landed nose first into the pavement, with the back wheels still hanging to the upper level of his garage.
NISSWA—Hanspeter Borgwarth, who was an inspiration and mentor to many in the Brainerd lakes area, passed away peacefully Monday at his rural Nisswa home on Gull Lake. Borgwarth was 84. Borgwarth was born in Cuxhaven, Germany. He grew up in an upper middle class family and experienced World War II first hand when the British bombed Cuxhaven. He was forced into the Deutsches Jungvolk and Hitler Youth. Both were movements in Nazi Germany for boys ages 10-18 to prepare them for military service, The History Learning Site stated.
Five adults and six youths escaped injuries Sunday night when the home they were in was engulfed in flames. About 40 firefighters from Mission, Nisswa and Crosslake responded to the fire reported at 9:35 p.m. at a residence on the 14000 block of Green Forest Circle in Merrifield. Mission Fire Chief Randy Roach said, upon arrival, the rambler home with a basement was in flames and all the occupants were able to evacuate safely. Roach said there were five adults and six youths in the home at the time of the fire and they were all family members.
Lake Shore Mayor John Poston was feeling excited and humbled after capturing nearly 70 percent of the votes to win the Minnesota House District 9A seat. Results for the district, consisting of 71 precincts, came in late, around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Poston, running for the GOP, had 13,293 votes or 68.52 percent of the votes; while his opponent Meg Litts, running for the DFL, had 6,076 votes or 31.32 percent of the votes. There were 31 write-in votes. Poston will replace retiring Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, who decided not to run for re-election.
Lake Shore Mayor John Poston late Tuesday night was in the lead for the Minnesota House District 9A seat. Poston, running for the GOP, had 4,881 votes or 67 percent of the votes with 29 of 71 precincts while his opponent Meg Litts, running for the DFL, had 2,396 votes or 32.89 percent of the votes. Both candidates were patiently waiting for the results to come in, as Wadena and Cass counties and the city of Staples were still not in at midnight.