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The jury trial is set to begin for a Brainerd man accused of pulling the trigger in the Jan. 4, 2015, double shooting on Juniper Street in Brainerd. The jury selection process is anticipated to begin Monday for Tyler Allan Cronquist, 25, in Crow Wing District Court in Brainerd. A jury of 12-14 may be selected out of the jury pool. The selection has the potential to last all week. Cronquist' trial is slated to begin Oct. 3.
The new restaurant—Northern Cowboy Flame N' Brew—which had plans to be open already is now anticipating a mid-October opening. Northern Cowboy is the restaurant going into the former Iven's on the Bay, which has been a landmark for more than 30 years along Highway 371 on North Long Lake's west bay. The new owners, Brian Burggraff of Brainerd and Dan Lee of Maple Grove, this summer had hopes to have the restaurant open by the end of August, but have been delayed with the remodeling process.
The Crow Wing County 4-H Large Freestyle Drill Team did it again. The team of nine girls and their horses won the 2016 state competition Saturday in the AgStar Arena at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The team has competed at the state level since 2010 and took first place last year. The group's goal was to do it again this year. There were 17 teams competing for the championship. The Crow Wing team earned 127 out of 130 points for the win.
The North Memorial Air Care base in Brainerd plans to be back in service Tuesday after one of its helicopters with a crew of three aboard crashed early Saturday near the edge of Lake Winona in Alexandria, about 86 miles southwest of Brainerd. Three North Memorial crew members—pilot Joshua Jones, 47, flight nurse Scott Scepaniak, 44, and flight paramedic Miles Weske, 34—all remain hospitalized at North Memorial Hospital in the Twin Cities, according to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The crew was based in Brainerd.
There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office Top 10 Most Wanted list for September. Frederick Duane Fisher and Triston Michael Corwin join Brandon Stuart Bearheart, Carla Maxine Cain, Trevor Lee Friel, 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.
A 31-year-old Brainerd man was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery for an incident last year at an apartment in Brainerd.
Nine girls. Nine horses. All in sync as one team -- the Crow Wing County 4-H Large Freestyle Drill Team is after one important goal; to defend its 2015 state...
A 28-year-old Baxter man was sentenced to six years in prison for setting a garage on fire two months ago in northeast Brainerd. On Sept. 2 in Crow Wing County District Court, Clinton York Janowiak pleaded guilty to first-degree arson of a garage fire on July 3. Judge Earl Maus sentenced Janowiak the same day to an executed sentence of six years in prison and he was ordered to pay restitution and a $135 fine. Janowiak will serve his time in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud and was given credit for 59 days he already served.
A 28-year-old Baxter man was sentenced to six years in prison for setting a garage on fire two months ago in northeast Brainerd. On Sept. 2 in Crow Wing County...
PEQUOT LAKES—It was love at first sight for 96-year-old Don Hyland of Pequot Lakes. When he met his wife Ada decades ago, he knew, "She's for me." After a blessed life of raising five children and becoming grandparents and great-grandparents, the Hylands celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary today. They were married Sept. 13, 1941. Don was 20 and Ada was 22.