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AITKIN — A 30-year-old Ironton man with a shotgun engaged law enforcement officers in a nearly four-hour stand-off Sunday at a home on the 28000 block of Crow Wing County Road 11 near Aitkin. Lt. Dave Larson of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office said the county was called at 6:33 p.m. to a report of a domestic assault. Larson said the man’s mother called 911 and left the residence. The man was in the home by himself when officers arrived.
AITKIN — The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office has its eyes open for its Top 10 Most Wanted and want to know if you have seen any of them. Three out of the 10 people on the Most Wanted list were on the list in April and the sheriff’s office continues to search for them. They are Juan Rafael Carrasco, Katelyn Hendrickson and Jerrod Jeremy Amos Rambler. The other seven Most Wanted are Mckenzie Lauren Rapp, Jerome Ala Lengsfeld, Patricia Gail Waters, David George Laughton, Kevin Jeffrey Thomas, Nathaniel Steven Veit, Ann Marie Mirabel.
BAXTER — Watching a crash test dummy being thrown around like a rag doll in a roll-over simulator gave 500 fifth-graders at Forestview Middle School in Baxter a good idea of what could happen if they didn’t wear their seat belts. Forestview conducted an event entitled Safety Days Tuesday and Wednesday where students got a 30-minute lesson from professionals in the community who volunteered their time to talk about their professions that revolve around safety.
Taxis from Brainerd and Duluth have been seen coming in and out of the Pinnacle Recovery Services parking lot in Brainerd since the opiate treatment program opened in April of 2012. Those taxis represent at least part of $2 million transportation bill being paid for by Minnesota taxpayers for a one-year period. The Department of Human Services (DHS) reported between February 2012 to March 2013 the state spent $2.55 million on transporting patients to the Brainerd clinic alone.
Brainerd High School (BHS) Chamber Orchestra Director Grant Wilcox has left his imprint on BHS and on the lakes community. After more than 30 years of teaching thousands of students how to play in the orchestra, Wilcox has decided to retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year. His last Chamber Orchestra concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium at the Washington Educational Services Building.
This week the Brainerd Dispatch is featuring Cass County’s Most Wanted list. As of Friday, there were 510 active warrants in the county. Seven of the Top 10 from April’s Most Wanted list still have not been found and continue to be on this month’s Most Wanted list. They are Truman Robert Beaulieu, Joseph Benjamin Campbell, Barry Merle Day, Ernest Wayne Declusin, Ricky Lee Laduke, Donald Michael Roy and Melvin Eugene Smith III. The current Most Wanted list in Cass County consists of:
Nisswa firefighters — with the help of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) helicopter and Mission Fire — battled a brush fire that threatened to burn a pole barn Thursday at a home on the 8900 block of Garden View Road in Nisswa, said Nisswa Fire Chief Richard Geike. Geike said the DNR spotted the fire that burned about two to three acres. Geike said the fire was burning heavily and had a lot of fuel. Geike said the fire burned a wood pile and started to get to a pole barn shed, causing minor damage to the shed.
PILLAGER — When Pillager High School students drove to school Thursday some wondered if there was something going on, while others worried they may have done something wrong. So what was going on? Students driving to school were stopped by Matt Cordes, North Memorial Ambulance operations supervisor, or Pillager Police Chief Tom Youngblom, and it wasn’t to give them a citation of any kind or discipline them, it was to award the students who were wearing their seat belts.
It was dark and intense and embers were flying everywhere. Those were the words one Brainerd lakes area firefighter used to describe the Green Valley Fire that reportedly burned about 7,100 acres, northwest of Menahga.
RIVERTON — Eighty-six-year-old Riverton resident Jack McAllister was given the perfect name — he is a Jack of all trades.