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The all-girl AC/DC Tribute band will be rocking their way back to the Lakes Jam stage this summer at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR). ThundHerStruck which consists of Dyna, who plays...
Katie Kaufman is new to the Brainerd lakes area. She likes outdoor adventure and loves to play volleyball and go rollerblading. She is outgoing and she loves to laugh. Kaufman, who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall with flowing golden brown hair, said she her specialty is making mahi mahi tacos. Kaufman will be one of 10 bachelorettes/bachelors who will be auctioned off during the 10th annual Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today bachelor/bachelorette auction at 8 p.m. Friday at Shep's on 6th in Brainerd. The annual auction benefits Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity.
NISSWA — A grass fire that ignited in a heavily wooded area Thursday — threatening several Nisswa homes — burned 10 acres of land, but firefighters were able to stop the fire from reaching the homes. The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. in an area off Crow Wing County Road 13, near Colleen Drive. Nisswa Fire Chief Richard Geike said upon arrival there was plenty of smoke and flames.
A spark from a permitted burn appeared to have started a grass fire behind a residence Wednesday on the 8100 block of Crow Wing County Road 123, just south of Brainerd. Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said as firefighters were traveling to the scene of the grass fire, they saw a plume of smoke above the tree line, so they called in for more resources.
Country Star Maggie Rose — whose debut album, “CUT TO IMPRESS,” landed onRoughstock.com and Country Music Rocks’ Best Albums of 2013, and was listed as one of only four country albums to makeAmazon.com’s Best Music of 2013 — plans to bring her music to Brainerd. Rose will perform at 8 p.m. June 27 at Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR).
The bright sun shining Monday over Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd served as a reminder of why Americans honor those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. The Memorial Day ceremony began at 8:30 a.m. on the Laurel Street bridge, where a wreath in honor of the veterans lost at sea was tossed into the Mississippi River. A prayer was offered by Chaplin Susan Edwards, followed by the firing of a rifle salute and taps.
A camp fire that was not completely out appeared to be the cause of a small grass fire Friday that destroyed a camper and pontoon at a home southeast of Brainerd. Brainerd firefighters and DNR foresters were called at 11:17 a.m. to a possible grass fire at a farm on 9579 Five Mile Road, just southeast of Brainerd. The homeowner is W.L. Butch Caughey. Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said the fire began as a grass fire, located near a farm field. A 28-foot camper, a 28-foot pontoon boat and an old box car that were within 10 feet of the grass fire were eventually destroyed.
Lightning possibly struck a home Monday night causing a gas leak that affected multiple homes giving residents in the Lone Oak Road and Stone Ridge Road neighborhoods south of Brainerd, just off St. Mathias Road, a scare. It took five Brainerd Fire and Rescue crews — working in the dark — to search five to seven homes in the neighborhood to shut off all the gas lines and search for possible fires. Gas was leaking into the homes and two small fires were found.
BAXTER — A black bear caused a little commotion in a Baxter neighborhood Monday afternoon and ended up taking a nap in a tree after an encounter with residents and Baxter police. Michael Heikkenen called police about the black bear that was in his grandmother’s yard on First Street in Baxter, near Southdale Park off Highland Scenic Road. Heikkenen said a woman he works with was on her bus route and saw the bear in his grandma’s yard and called to tell him. Heikkenen said he went home and his grandma, Peggy Butler, had no idea the black bear was in her yard.
Brainerd firefighters will take their boots to the streets to join the fight in helping children and adults with muscular dystrophy and other muscle diseases. Full-time and paid-on-call firefighters, who will be in their fire gear and neon safety vests, will again take part in the three-day Fill the Boot campaign that raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases.