Brainerd, MNBrainerd Dispatch

State Class 2A Track and Field: 10 Warrior track and field athletes to compete in state

The Brainerd sophomore ran a school record time of 12.29 in the 100-meter dash in the Section 8-2A finals to qualify for the Class 2A state tournament. “We didn’t quite understand that she broke the record until we were checking the results,” Warriors girls head coach Ashley Rutman said. “It wasn’t a surprising time, but I think a lot of us didn’t understand how fast everyone was moving. She is a quick athlete and works hard at her technique and her starts.”
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Jenkins, MNPine And Lakes News

Police Blotter: June 19, 2021

CRASHES: Report on June 12 at 9:41 p.m. of a property damage car/deer crash on County Road 15 and Driftwood Lane in Jenkins. Report on June 13 at 11:03 a.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 3 in Merrifield. THEFTS: Report on June 9 at 8:38 a.m. of...
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Morrison County,

Gap cases: Failed by the system

A difference in standards is causing some people to fall through the cracks in Minnesota’s criminal justice system. For some people, that has meant not receiving the mental health services they need. For others, it has meant not seeing justice served when they have been the victim of a crime.

City of Randall considers expansion of Brummer Addition

The city of Randall will continue to explore the possibility of further developing the Brummer Addition, a residential area on the north side of town. City Manager Matt Pantzke told the City Council Wednesday, that he, along with Council Members Jeff Wright and Carrie Turner, joined Dave Reese from Widseth Smith Nolting — an architectural and engineering firm — for a tour of the property. The city owns 25.89 acres north and west of the existing development, which includes 16 homes that were built in 2005.
Pequot Lakes, MNPine And Lakes News

Girls Basketball: Martini MVP for Patriot girls

The Pequot Lakes girls’ basketball team hosted its team banquet on Tuesday, May 25, where forward Maci Martini was named the team’s most valuable player. The sophomore averaged 17 points and five rebounds per game while shooting 45% from the field and 78% from the free throw line. “Maci is...
Brainerd, MNBrainerd Dispatch

Our Opinion: The fire danger is real during this dry stretch

Safety during this recent stretch of hot and dry weather not only applies to those who venture out on local lakes and rivers, but also to those on land. Fire conditions in the Brainerd lakes area were listed Thursday at very high, meaning fires start easily and spread at a fast rate. Grass in most yards, ditches and fields is brown and dormant — great kindling to spread a fire. Look no further than the numerous recent reports in the Brainerd Dispatch of local fire departments responding to grass fires. Fortunately, none of the grass fires have caused significant damage.
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Crosby native leads special team during civil unrest in state

Joseph Dwyer continues to go places since walking the halls as a 1991 Crosby-Ironton High School graduate, working everyday to make the state of Minnesota a better and safer place to live. Dwyer left his post in October 2019 as captain of the Minnesota State Patrol Brainerd District to take...
Nisswa, MNPine And Lakes News

Nisswa police officer issues 'ticket' to law-abiding kids

A mom and her two young children watched with curiosity as a police officer walked up to their car in the A&W Restaurant parking lot in Nisswa and greeted them warmly. Nisswa Officer Luke Hall introduced himself and said he wanted to give Kelsi Davis's two children - Faith, 5, and Cooper, 3 - a "Nisswa Treat Ticket" for being buckled up safely in the car.
Morrison County,

Morrison County reports only five new cases of COVID-19 in past week

Morrison County averaged less than one new case of COVID-19 per day during the week of June 11-17. Only five new cases were reported during the past week, bringing the county to 4,245 total since April 18, 2020. There were also only 11 active cases throughout the county, as of Thursday. Of those, three were among residents with both Little Falls and Pierz ZIP codes. Two Motley residents were infected, with one person each in Bowlus, Hillman and Royalton.
Brainerd, MNBrainerd Dispatch

Boys Hockey: Borden in line to be new Warriors coach

Brainerd High School found its new boys hockey coach. Howie Borden, 42, accepted the position of Warriors boys hockey coach and is waiting to be approved by the school board to be officially named head coach. It will be the first time in Borden’s coaching career that he will be...
Saint Michael, MNBrainerd Dispatch

State Track and Field: Both Pequot Lakes’ 4x800 teams place 4th

ST. MICHAEL — Pequot Lakes’ boys and girls 4x800 relay teams each turned in fourth-place finishes in the Class 1A state track and field championships Friday, June 18, at St. Michael-Albertville High School. The Patriots boys 4x800 team of Dawsin Ackerman, Isaak Geroy, Jesse Clausen and Ethan Johnson ran in...

Man arrested after drug investigation in Pillager, MN

PILLAGER, Minn. (Valley News Live) - A Pillager man was arrested after a drug investigation in Cass County, Minnesota turned up drugs and ammunition. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Crow Wing County LADID Task Force conducted a search warrant at a residence in rural Pillager on June 15.
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Here’s the cheapest gas in Brainerd Saturday

(BRAINERD, MN) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Brainerd area offering savings of $0.06 per gallon. Costco at 13669 Elder Dr S was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.73 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Holiday at 424 S 6Th St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.79.