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It's that time again, where Brainerd lakes area residents will be able to smell those delicious corn dogs, the sweet cotton candy, the fried cheese curds and of course all the scents of the animals as the Crow Wing County Fair opens Tuesday. The county fair runs Tuesday through Saturday on the county fairgrounds located on 2000 13th St. SE, Brainerd. The fair opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, but Kids Kountry, Butterfly House and the exhibits open at 10 a.m. each day. The Midway opens at 3 p.m. Tuesday and at noon the remaining days.
There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office Top 10 Most Wanted list for August. Brandon Stuart Bearheart and Destiny Rose Marks join Carla Maxine Cain, Trevor Lee Friel, Curtis Lee Hiltbrunner, Steven James Iverson, Chris David Kujawa, Gary George Powers, Terry Thomas Olson and Kenneth Walker Jr. Powers has been wanted by Aitkin County since 1998 and others on the list have been wanted since the early 2000s.
Three of The Journey North Community Church Pastor Mark Bjorlo's children escaped injuries Saturday when their East Gull Lake home burst into flames. The single family, walkout home with an attached garage on Maplewood Drive was fully engulfed when Pillager Area Fire and Rescue arrived on scene, when the call came in at 11 a.m.
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Stacy Folger was watching "Little House on the Prairie" on TV Monday early afternoon when she heard someone knocking on the door loudly of her apartment located above the Last Turn Saloon in downtown Brainerd. It was the building's maintenance man/apartment resident Kevin Christensen warning her to get out of the apartment as there was smoke coming down the hallway. Christensen had just arrived back home when he saw the smoke. He said he called the owner, who called 911, and then he knocked on all 10 apartment unit doors to tell residents to evacuate.
Two months after being found not guilty of aiding and abetting in a murder, Nathan David Becker is back in the Crow Wing County Jail. Becker, 28, was arrested Saturday morning by the Brainerd Police Department following a report of a disturbance on the 1000 block of 13th Avenue Northeast. Becker had his first appearance Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court facing felony fifth-degree drug possession and five misdemeanor counts of fifth-degree assault, possession hypodermic needles, obstructing the legal process, fleeing a peace officer and disorderly conduct.
All new faces are on the Morrison County's Most Wanted list for the month of July. This month's Top 10 include Zachary Michle Bennet, Patrick Ryan Case, Cody Allyn Demo, Anngena Kay Renee English, Dean Arnold Gangl, Jonathon Avery King, Derrick John Lange, Derrick John Mostad, Kyle Gary Schneider and Gerrey Wayne Stevenson. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people, they are asked to call the Morrison County Sheriff's Office at 320-632-9233. People do not have to identify themselves to authorities when turning in a Most Wanted person.
One helps keep senior citizens healthy and the other helps nursing home residents feel active, vital and alive. These two Crow Wing County residents were presented the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards Wednesday at a picnic event in Lum Park in Brainerd, presented by The Center in Brainerd.
Baxter resident Dan Fundingsland was hoping to see some wildlife Saturday when he was biking down to Crow Wing State Park on the Paul Bunyan Trail. Fundingsland never thought he would see a 3-foot alligator. "I hadn't seen any wildlife yet, but my patience was rewarded," Fundingsland said. "I got my wildlife viewing, but it wasn't quite what I expected. As I approached it, I saw something in the middle of the trail. What was it? Well it was ... a three-foot alligator. It was sunning itself right in the middle of the trail."
Brainerd Police Patrol Sgt. Joy Larson never let her age or gender get in the way of becoming a police officer. Larson went after her dream to become a law enforcement officer later in life, which she has done for the past 13 years with pride and joy. She ended her career with a bang, with her last day with the Brainerd Police Department being on the Fourth of July.