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A 39-year-old Brainerd man was given a stay of imposition sentence in October for felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a mental impaired/helpless victim. In Crow Wing District Court, Judge Earl Maus sentenced Ronald Glen Rudolph to a stay of imposition and gave him 10 years of probation. A stay of imposition occurs when the court accepts and records a finding or plea of guilty, but does not impose a prison sentence, reports the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission website.
A Michigan man was given 10 years probation for his role in a two-vehicle crash on Crow Wing County Roads 3 and 11 that claimed the life of 77-year-old Myrne Holmen. Michael Adam Ermel, 44, Battle Creek, Mich., was sentenced Dec. 18, 2014, in Crow Wing District Court by Judge Kristine DeMay to 57 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, with sentence stayed for 10 years for felony criminal vehicular homicide operation-operating a motor vehicle in grossly negligent manner.
The Cass County's Most Wanted list for the new year has not changed since December. On the Most Wanted list are Brooke Michelle Alexander, Cassandra Rae Brunelle, David Allen Newago, Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Sheldon Thomas Brown, Bradley Michael Geyen, Jeremy Jay Martin, Kevin Michael McGuinness, Shannon Marie Neilan and Desiree Lynn Thompson. As of Friday, there were 466 active arrest warrants which include 240 misdemeanors, 107 gross misdemeanors and 119 felonies in Cass County. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people they are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 218-54
Eating healthy and exercising more are common New Year's resolutions. To work toward that goal, around 60 Brainerd lakes area residents attended Tuesday night's kick-start health and fitness event at Tornstrom Auditorium sponsored by Crow Wing Energized and the Brainerd Public Schools Community Education. The guest speaker was Dr. Dan Halvorsen who has a doctorate from the University of Minnesota in physiology-bioenergetics.
The Brainerd Fire Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building conference room in Brainerd. Anyone needing special accommodations call 828-2312.
It's been 65 years since the interior of the Brainerd American Legion Post 255 received a facelift. The legion purchased its building in 1947 on 708 Front St. in downtown Brainerd. It was a movie theater, Jerry Strobel, American Legion first vice commander said. Strobel said the legion had to make the floor square to serve as its post. In the late '50s the legion added its Yellow Ribbon room and added a kitchen, reception hall and a second set of restrooms. And that was the last addition/remodel the legion has seen.
The handgun used in Sunday's shooting on the 800 block of Juniper Street still has not been found, Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston said Thursday. McQuiston said police continue to search for the handgun and investigate the double shooting where two victims - Joseph Kroll, 31, Brainerd, and Chelsey Crawford, 31, Brainerd - were shot in the head at an apartment at the Juniper Street address. Because the shooting is still under investigation, McQuiston declined to comment further on the case, including information on what the motive was in the shootings, how the victims and suspects knew
A 24-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after breaking into an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd, Brainerd police reported. The apartment is the same one where a double shooting took place shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. Police arrested Sasha Rose Kroll for obstructing with force. According the the Crow Wing County In-Custody list, Knoll also was booked for misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree property damage and trespassing. Police were called to the apartment at 1:26 p.m.
A man is dead, a woman is in stable condition at a Twin Cities hospital and two men are in Crow Wing County Jail following a Sunday night shooting on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston identified the victims Monday afternoon as Joseph Kroll, 31, Brainerd, who died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head; and Chelsey Crawford, 31, Brainerd, who is in stable condition at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where she underwent surgery for her injuries.
Two Brainerd men arrested following a shooting Sunday night at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd were arraigned on four felony counts each Tuesday in Crow Wing District Court. Tyler Allan Cronquist, 23, was charged with second-degree murder with intent but not premeditation; attempted second-degree murder with intent; first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm; and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Nathan David Becker, 26, was charged with aiding and abetting Cronquist on all four counts. Both suspects appeared separately before Crow Wing County D