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Camryn Schmidt Grade: Junior Age: 16 Art focus: Brainerd High School Speech
A jury trial has been scheduled for a Brainerd man who faces six felony counts in a criminal case that began with a dog killing chickens and ended in a short stand-off between the suspect and authorities. The jury trial for Larry Walter Prahm, 63, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. July 18 in front of Judge Kristine DeMay in Crow Wing County District Court. On Feb. 16, Prahm plead not guilty to all six felony counts and to two gross misdemeanor counts, court records stated. Prahm was charged Sept. 9, 2015, with:
The Oak Ridge Boys with their four-part harmonies will take stage Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs Event and Convention Center in Onamia. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and the musicians—Duane "Ace" Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—who have been around for more than four decades—will sing some of their new songs, as well as their classics, such as "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue" and "Thank God for Kids."
Six out of seven charges filed against a Brainerd woman accused of assaulting her brother last year have been dismissed. Lori Ann Tverberg, 51, was charged Jan. 4, 2015, in Crow Wing County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, felony terroristic threats with reckless disregard risk and gross misdemeanor of interfering with an emergency call. Tverberg pleaded not guilty to all three counts and Judge Richard A. Zimmerman dismissed all three charges July 9, 2015, court records stated.
The case against a woman charged with first-degree arson in connection with a 2014 Brainerd house fire is under advisement pending a judge's review. Tami Jo Pendegayosh, 32, Garrison and of Brainerd, is accused of burning down a house she rented on July 20, 2014, on the 1100 block of Norwood Street in Brainerd. Pendegayosh was charged Sept. 30, 2014, with two counts of first-degree arson of a dwelling in Crow Wing County District Court. Both felonies carry a maximum 20-year sentence and/or a $20,000 fine.
A court hearing was canceled Monday and a jury trial was scheduled for the Brainerd man who stands accused of shooting two people on Jan. 4, 2015, at a Juniper Street apartment in Brainerd. The jury trial for Tyler Allan Cronquist, 24, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. June 20 in Crow Wing County District Court, according to state court records. Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said the prosecution was anticipating a motion to be brought forward Monday by the defendant's attorney. However, no motions were filed and the hearing was canceled.
This month there are eight people on Morrison County's Most Wanted list, which includes Robert John Salzer, who also was on the list last month. Joining Salzer are Matthew Ronald Fricke, Michael Allen Henry, Wyatt Erwin Jacobs, Jason Michael Johnson, Melissa Kay Kray, Zachary Donn Miller and Shawn Steven Ulven. 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.
Anna Dillon Grade: Sophomore. Age: 16. Art focus: Brainerd High School TV Productions. Adviser nomination: "Anna is doing an excellent job in TV productions. She masters the skills and techniques taught immediately and displays a positive attitude as well as an excellent work ethic." Memorable fine arts achievement: "When I was in second grade I had a drawing in the Brainerd Dispatch. It was a weather drawing of a tree with branches, birds and someone was raking leaves." Artist Most Admired: Dustin Lance Black.
A 30-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Friday morning in connection with starting a fire at an apartment building Tuesday off Oak Street in Brainerd. Brainerd police arrested Dustin Laverne Dobson, one of the apartment occupants, at 10 a.m. Friday. He was transported to Crow Wing County Jail and awaits formal charges while the matter is reviewed by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office. According to the in-custody list, Dobson was booked for felony possession of methamphetamine precursors.
It was a spelldown between Brainerd eighth-grader Ammy Lin and Staples-Motley seventh-grader Rose Han Wednesday in The Lakes Bee, a regional spelling bee held at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. The two teens went through three spelldown rounds after outlasting 26 other students in seven rounds in the spelling competition. In the end Ammy, a student at Forestview Middle School in Baxter, came out on top, winning a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. This will be Ammy's second time competing in the national competition.