Sheriff: Inmate at Crow Wing County Jail dies hours after being booked for DWI
BRAINERD, Minn. — An investigation is underway after an inmate died at Crow Wing County Jail.According to the county sheriff's office, staff at the jail in Brainerd discovered the unresponsive male inmate inside a jail cell at around 9 p.m. Thursday. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful. The inmate had been booked earlier in the evening for DWI, officials said.RELATED: 1 taken into custody for allegedly firing rifle outside Brooklyn Park homeThe state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Department of Corrections are investigating the death. There have been two other inmate deaths reported in Minnesota this February. On Feb. 3, a 29-year-old woman died at Waseca Federal Prison. On Feb. 14, a male inmate died at Northwest Regional Center in Crookston. In all three instances, officials say the inmates were found unresponsive.
Embark on a Culinary Journey: Four Exceptional Mexican Eateries in Little Falls
This article presents a guide to four enticing Mexican restaurants located in Little Falls. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If so, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Randall City Council Briefs
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Randall City Council: • Approved the city policies for the Small Cities Development Grant, which are required to be approved by any city receiving the grant; • Approved the purchase of six transformers, five of which being from the lowest of five quotes at $2,615 per transformer and one being a higher quote of $3,939 per transformer because it is estimated to be available sooner...
Man charged with fleeing peace officer in excess of 100 mph, DWI
Chaz Richard Pettey, 37, Pierz, was charged in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. The charges stem from a Feb. 3 incident, when at approximately 7:40 p.m., the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph on Highway 10 in Morrison County. A deputy responded to the report and located the suspect vehicle traveling at a high...
Barthel convicted on possession charge
Heather Lynn Barthel, 48, Little Falls, was sentenced in Morrison County District Court to 18 days in local confinement and two years of supervised probation and fined $100 for one gross misdemeanor count of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. One felony count of third-degree possession of a controlled substance was dismissed. If Barthel breaks the conditions of her supervised probation, which include no alcohol or controlled substance use, submission to chemical testing and cognitive skill training, she faces up to 346 days of local...
Man charged with fleeing justice from Wisconsin
George Edward Saldana, 26, Little Falls, was charged in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of being a fugitive from justice from another state. The charge stems from a Feb. 8 incident. On Dec. 18, 2023, the regional chief of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections issued a violation warrant on Saldana. The violation warrant alleges that he is currently on extended supervision in Wood County, Wisconsin. It is alleged that Saldana absconded from supervision on Dec. 18, 2023, and that his whereabouts are...
Motley approves grant application for wastewater, energy project through coalition with Brainerd
The city of Motley is exploring opportunities to improve local wastewater treatment and generate renewable energy through a grant proposal for a project presented at the Monday, Feb. 12 City Council meeting and approved at the Tuesday, Feb. 20 special meeting. Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) Deputy Director BJ Allen outlined proposals that could help upgrade Motley’s infrastructure while reducing costs and creating a more sustainable system. R5DC coordinates economic development, community development and transportation planning initiatives across Cass, Crow Wing, Todd, Wadena and Morrison...
High School Sports Results Thursday February 22
(Jake Plante had 18 points, Zach Stolzenberg chipped in 17 points, and Hank Sand added 13 points for the Crusaders.)
Minnesota Man Wins National Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (WJON News) -- A Todd County man has won a service award from the National Wild Turkey Federation. Ralph Warzecha of Eagle Bend was presented the Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award for his conservation and outreach efforts. He received the award recently at the 48th annual Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Cushing as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Savoring Italy: The Top 4 Italian Restaurants in Baxter You Can't Miss
In this article, we're going to explore four exquisite Italian restaurants located in Baxter. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts and comments below!
How personal income has changed in Todd County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Todd County, Minnesota and how it compares to state and national levels.
Flyers gymnasts finish sixth at section championships
The Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team took sixth place out of eight teams at the Section 8A Championships at Perham Saturday, Feb. 17. The Flyers earned a team final score of 121.050, beating the Park Rapids-Menaga-Nevis Panthers (120.7750) and the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Wolves (113.0000). Despite not advancing to State, Head Coach Gabriella Bellefeuille said the performance was a great way to end to the season. “Lots of tough competition...
Little Falls Boys’ Wrestling Clinches 1st State Appearance Since 2012
Little Falls boys’ wrestling have punched their ticket to the Class AA state tournament for the first time since 2012 after defeating Grand Rapids in thrilling fashion in the Section 7AA championship. The Flyers finished the season 19-4 and ranked 10th in Class AA while boasting three wrestlers ranked...
MN Little Falls's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around little falls..
Flyers girls beat the Pioneers at home during two-game week
The Little Falls Flyers girls basketball team upset the Pierz Pioneers Friday, Feb. 16. The Flyers won 46-37. The Flyers’ Sophia Sinclair led with 15 points, followed by Malin Youngberg with 10 points and Leah LeBlanc with eight. Claire VanRisseghem made eight defensive rebounds, three deflections and two steals. The Flyers made a field goal percentage of 39.5%, along with 37 rebounds, and seven deflections. The Pioneers made 20 deflections,...
Lakes Area Food Shelf Urges Community to Participate in March FoodShare Campaign
Every year, the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes participates in the Minnesota FoodShare March campaign. The campaign will run between February 26 and April 6 and helps stock and support nearly 300 food shelves across the state. The Lakes Area Food Shelf encourages the community to get involved...
Bulldogs girls upset LPGE Thunder
The Swanville Bulldogs girls basketball team had a great game against the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder Thursday, Feb. 15. The Bulldogs maintained a healthy lead, winning 66-39. The Bulldogs’ Reese Jackson was the team’s lead scorer with 24 points. Delaney Chuba followed with 11 points while Lily Peterson and Addison Hudalla scored nine. The Bulldogs also took on the Pillager Huskies Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Huskies stayed ahead for the whole game, beating the Bulldogs 71-51. Peterson and Hudalla scored 14 points apiece while Jackson finished with 10. The Bulldogs hosted their last regular season game against the Bertha Hewitt Bears Thursday, Feb. 22. The team’s first section game is Monday, Feb. 26.
Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners
Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of. Dan Peyton expressed concerns regarding manure management practices observed at the Dairyridge property locations and its impact on the surrounding environment. Kevin Faust expressed concerns regarding manure management practices and capacity concerns for the proposed future plans of Dairyridge properties.
Bulldogs boys beat Mercuries in OT
The Swanville Bulldogs boys basketball team upset the McGregor Mercuries in a wild game Thursday, Feb. 15. The Bulldogs were behind 41-39 in the first half, but caught up in the second, tying the game 69-69. The Bulldogs beat McGregor 13-8 in overtime, which led them to winning the game 82-77. The Bulldogs’ Hunter Moore scored 26 points. followed by Isaac Miller with 25 points. Brody Kircher finished with 23....