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More than 100 people showed up Thursday morning to help search for the 47-year-old Brainerd man who was last seen Sunday in Kiwanis Park, located at the intersection of East...
Marc Charles Welzant of Brainerd is still missing and his family plans to conduct a search Thursday morning at Kiwanis Park in Brainerd. The family is requesting anyone who has time to come help them find Welzant. The search will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, located at the intersection of East River Road and East College Drive in Brainerd. Welzant, a developmentally disabled 47-year-old Brainerd man, was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Sunday by staff from a group home he lives in on the 1100 block of Beech Street in Brainerd.
The case against Ronald Ray Wise, the former owner of Carlsona Beach Supper Club on Mille Lacs Lake, who was charged with felony first-degree arson of the supper club and felonies involving fraud and filing false tax returns has been settled. Wise, 50, Baxter, entered into an Alford plea on Oct. 22 in Aitkin County Court on two counts of filing false tax returns. An Alford plea means that Wise agrees to the guilty plea, but he does not admit to the criminal act, maintaining his innocence, Wise's attorney K.
Emotions ran high Monday during a Discovery Woods Montessori School special board meeting, where one parent threatened to not bring their child back to the school on Tuesday after five staff members resigned their positions. The five staff members were Courtney Neifert, co-director of the school; Joan Ingebrigtson, Alexa Lang and Amy Kidrowski, all teachers; and Emily Hanson, a teaching assistant.
Connor Gunsbury Grade: Senior. Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I. Adviser nomination: "Connor is the lead trombone in BHS Jazz Ensemble I and Wind Symphony. He is a member of Central Lakes Conference Honor Jazz I. He is a strong musical leader in all of his ensembles." Memorable fine arts achievement: Being a part of the Central Lakes Conference Honors Jazz band in 2013-14 and in 2014-15. Other fine arts activities: Knowledge Bowl. Why the trombone: " I've been playing trombone since sixth grade. It was the instrument I was the best at.
There are two new mugs on the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office's Top 10 Most Wanted in October. Steven James Iverson and Michael Bude Fondurulia join Paul Arthur Heimark, Chris David Kujawa, Taft Lee Johnson, David Leroy Morseth, Kevin Robert Lawrence,Terry Thomas Olson, Gary George Powers and Kenneth Walker Jr. to the Most Wanted list this month. Some people on the Most Wanted in Aitkin County have been wanted by authorities for more than a year and others dating back as far at 1998. If you have seen any of the suspects, the sheriff's office asks you to call them at 218-927-7435.
Dylan Clark Grade: Senior. Age: 17 Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) Pottery II. Adviser nomination: "Dylan works very hard, every day to hone his pottery skills. He is becoming a very proficient potter. I look forward to seeing his talent grow from week to week." Memorable fine arts achievement: "A big cookie jar I made last year. It's my favorite piece. The color is cool, it is fools gold with Albany brown.
When Jordan Michael Koloski moves Monday into a residence on the 100 Block of Gillis Avenue Northeast in Brainerd, he will be the sixth Level 3 predatory offender living in city limits. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) hosted a community notification meeting Wednesday at the Brainerd Police Department to speak about Level 3 offenders and Koloski. There was only one elderly lady who attended the meeting.
There were 18 contestants but only four lucky ladies who took home titles Saturday in the Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Program held at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Ten contestants vied for Miss Brainerd Lakes 2014 and Miss Central Lakes 2014, and eight vied for Miss Brainerd Lakes' Outstanding Teen 2014 and Miss Central Lakes' Outstanding Teen 2014. Emily Lundgren, the daughter of Jared and Beth Lundgren, was named Miss Brainerd Lakes 2014; and Jade Hovet, the daughter of Randy and JoAnn Hovet, was named Miss Central Lakes 2014. The Miss Brainerd Lakes and Miss Central Lakes contest
A 28-year-old Level 3 predatory offender will be released from prison Oct. 27 and will live on the 100 Block of Gillis Avenue Northeast in Brainerd. Jordan Michael Koloski's criminal history includes sexual contact with a 17-year-old female victim. Contact included penetration. Koloski took advantage of the victim's intoxicated and unconscious state and he was not known to the victim. The Brainerd Police Department was notified by the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) of the anticipated release of the Level 3 predatory offender.