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MANHATTAN BEACH — A 34-year-old Pine River man was killed Sunday in a single car crash on Goldenstein Road, north of Crow Wing County Road 1 in Manhattan Beach, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. The crash, which was difficult to see from the roadway due to trees and brush, appeared to have occurred during the late night/early morning hours Sunday. The crash had been found by a passing motorist who noticed tire tracks leaving the roadway and entering into a farm field which led to the car crash being found. The crash was reported at 4:33 p.m.
AITKIN — There are four new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office Top 10 Most Wanted list for the month of June. Six out of the 10 people who were on the Most Wanted list in May were Katelyn Hendrickson, Mckenzie Lauren Rapp, Patricia Gail Waters, Nathaniel Steven Veit, David George Laughton and Ann Marie Mirabel. The four new people on the Most Wanted list are Stephanie Lynn Misquadace, Jeasea Arianna Skutt, Nicholas John Dinger and Adam Levert Williams. If you have seen these people call the sheriff’s office at 218-927-7435.
A request to have bail reduced for Larry Joe Bolton, who’s accused of shooting a 31-year-old Crosslake man on June 3 at Bolton’s year-round lakeshore home, was denied Wednesday.
For decades Americans have been singing the lyrics of REO Speedwagon’s hit songs, including “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It on the Run,” “Time For Me to Fly” and “In My Dreams” whether they’re at a wedding reception or listening to the radio while driving down the road. Brainerd lakes area residents will get the chance to sing along live with REO Speedwagon, an American rock band from Champaign, Ill., when they perform at 10 p.m. June 29 in the Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway and Resort.
When rural Brainerd resident Trista Pankratz woke up Friday morning what she was about to find out would traumatize her. Pankratz received a telephone call from a neighbor who thought Pankratz’s painted mare was giving birth. But that was not the case. “She thought she was having a baby because of all the blood,” Pankratz said. “When I saw all the blood ... It was pretty devastating.”
Crow Wing District Judge David Ten Eyck told Thomas Richard Erickson — who was sentenced Monday for sexually abusing young boys over the past several decades at his Nisswa home — that his acts were “unspeakable.” Erickson, dressed in orange jail attire and shackles and wearing a hearing device, showed no emotion Monday when he pled guilty to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The 31-year-old Crosslake man who was shot Monday at a year-round lakeshore home on Crow Wing County Road 36 was identified as Robbie Bjerkness of Crosslake by the Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office. The alleged shooter, Larry Joe Bolton, was charged Wednesday in Crow Wing District Court with second-degree attempted murder-with intent but without premeditated; first-degree assault-cause great bodily harm; second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon-cause substantial bodily harm; and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
MERRIFIELD — A test dummy named “Bernie” is in trouble while swimming in a small lake in Crow Wing County and a small watercraft is needed to save him. Help is needed from the Crow Wing County Dive Rescue Team, a team made up of both law enforcement and civilian volunteers dedicated to the rescue of water accident victims and to the recovery of drowning victims.
An AC/DC women’s tribute band from Los Angeles called ThundHerStruck will take the “Highway to Hell” to Brainerd to “Let There be Rock” for a concert at 4 p.m. June 29 in the Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway and Resort.
Night Ranger wants Brainerd fans to know “(You Can Still) Rock in America” with this American rock ‘n’ roll band that has been rocking the music scene for more than 30 years and has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide. Night Ranger, known for its popular hits “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” will perform at 8 p.m. June 29 in the Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway and Resort. And what should Brainerd fans expect from Night Ranger?