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Criminal charges will not be brought against Morrison County Commissioner Donald Meyer who was accused of collecting per diem payments that he was not entitled to, it was learned Wednesday.
“Live in hope.” This saying was offered many times by Mary Moore to her children when she was alive. It’s been more than two years since Mary’s death, but her children today still “live in hope.” They “live in hope” that one day there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s, a disease that slowly plagued their mother in the last years of her life.
The two attempted abductions reported in Brainerd Friday and Saturday are no longer connected, said Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston.
Four men were found guilty Thursday by a federal court jury in their roles in an identity theft ring responsible for the theft of more than $2 million from financial institutions and retail businesses in at least 14 states, including stores in the Brainerd lakes area, the U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Paul reported. The defendants were among 28 people, none of them from the lakes area, charged in the conspiracy. The other 24 defendants pleaded guilty in the case.
It was a mock scene not anyone — paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement or average citizen — would want to see in real life. The mock scene is a Delta CFJ 200 full of passengers with 4,000 pounds of fuel coming in for an emergency landing at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Due to smoke, the pilot makes a hard landing. The right main gear tires blow out and the aircraft leaves the runway. The other landing gear also collapses and the aircraft comes to a stop alongside the runway with smoke and fire coming from the craft.
The 22-year-old Pillager man, charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and first-degree damage to property relating to a domestic dispute March 11, was sentenced Friday to 21 months in prison, with seven years of supervised probation in Crow Wing County District Court.
CROSBY — A deceased male who was found in a car off County Wing County Road 31, northeast of Crosby Thursday has been identified by the Crow Wing County Sheriff Office as Garry Allen Wanless Jr., 43, Garrison, by the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.
The 28-year-old Brainerd man, who was found guilty in the beating death of another man on Aug. 14, 2008, in downtown Brainerd, and who violated his probation this year will not have to face a 98-month prison sentence. Judge Erik Askegaard sentenced Bradley Thomas Lewis to one year of probationary jail time on Aug. 21 in Crow Wing District Court.
It was 1909 — more than 100 years ago — when what is known today as W.W. Thompson Concrete came to life in Brainerd. Brainerd then was a rough lumber town and there was a need for homes to be built for the lumberjacks and their families.
So where do you rent your movies? In the past, the Brainerd lakes area had several video rental stores where patrons could browse down the aisles and search the filled shelves looking for their favorite videos for movie night. And if they had a question about a new release or an older movie there would be a video salesperson to ask. But times have changed and with technology, Netflix began to flood the video market and then Redbox kiosks began to fill the streets at local businesses.