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The rain stayed away Friday and Saturday for fans to fully enjoy music by award winning artists Kentucky Headhunters and Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon during Iconic Fest at Green Lantern in Brainerd. Around 1,200 people per night attended Iconic Fest, an outdoor music festival featuring music and artists from the '70s-'90s.
Four hundred pounds of beans are ready to fill five large cast iron kettles in anticipation of Bean Hole Days scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. Thousands of people flock to Pequot Lakes for the annual event as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll and a beverage. The event begins with the Paddle Hunt and the first clue will be released at 9 a.m. Monday. At 6 p.m. Tuesday the baked beans are buried in the ground.
The Brainerd Fourth of July celebration - from the parade and fireworks to the music to being with friends and family - went off without a hitch Saturday. There may have been a haze in the air, but no rain in Brainerd. It was hot, around 83 degrees to give celebration goers a nice day to not work and have some fun. "Everything went smoothly," Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action director, said after the hour-long parade of about 80 floats. "People got to where they needed to go with little disruption. We saw an average crowd at the parade and the floats were great.
SIOUX LOOKOUT, CANADA - I've never gone fishing, I have no interest in it. In fact, when my husband, kids and I go out on the boat in the Brainerd lakes area, if they fish, I am happy to just catch the sunrays. My dad called me a few months ago while I was at work to talk about fishing. "You want to talk to me about fishing?" I asked. "Yes," he replied, "but I will call you later since you are busy." I told him we would talk now as I was curious. Why would Dad want to talk to me about fishing? He asked me if I wanted to go on a father-daughter fishing trip.
Red, white and blue will soon fill Brainerd's streets as the Fourth of July celebration approaches. The Brainerd/Baxter Fourth of July Parade/celebration, called "Minnesota's Fourth of July Capital," by organizers will be Saturday, beginning at noon with the free corn on the cob feed at the Eagles Club and ending with the fireworks, which are shot off on Don Adamson Field at the Brainerd High School. Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action director, said the annual celebration will include all the traditional events people love to attend each year, as well as a few new things, so people will
The hockey athletic trainer who allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point never was an employee of the Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point Police Chief Kevin Merschman said in a press release Tuesday. James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley is anticipated to appear at 8:30 a.m. today, July 1, for his initial appearance hearing. Merschman said the Breezy Point Ice Arena and dorms are used during the summer months for hockey camps.
A 37-year-old Wadena man was convicted for possessing more than 30 grams of methamphetamines after officers noticed a suspicious vehicle leaving Wal-Mart in Baxter, court documents said. Jesse Allen McManigle was sentenced March 20 in Crow Wing County District Court by Judge David Ten Eyck to 110 months, or nine year and two months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. The sentence is stayed for 40 years, meaning McManigle is on probation and if he violates the terms of his probation, he may have to serve his prison sentence the judge imposed.
A hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point, according to criminal charges filed in court against the man. James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony of interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley will appear at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for his initial appearance hearing. According to the criminal complaint filed against Diffley, Breezy Point officers were dispatched at 9:45 p.m.
BAXTER - Rain didn't stop fans or Boston - for that matter - from hitting the stage Saturday night during Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway, located north of Baxter on Highway 371. After a mostly clear and sunny day, rain started to come down on the BIR grounds before Boston was scheduled to take the stage. However, the weather didn't stop Boston fans, who either had an umbrella, a rain poncho or jacket or they just simply got wet. Fans chanted "Boston, Boston" in the rain until the American rock band from Boston, Mass., got on stage and performed.
There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's 10 Most Wanted list for June. Koty Allen Kremer and Kyle Jon Wilczek join Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Gene Russell Lindman, Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers, Kenneth Walker Jr. and Adam Levert Williams. Some people on the list in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities from as far back as 1998. Several on Aitkin's Most Wanted have been on the list for several months. If people have seen any of the suspects, the sheriff's office asks them to call 218-927-7435.