Brainerd News


05/21/2018 10:47 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Dale Menk announces candidacy for House District 10A29 min ago 

Dale Menk, a lifelong Brainerd lakes area resident, recently announced his candidacy for Minnesota House District 10A in the 2018 election.


05/21/2018 08:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Golf-A-Palooza 

Jack Hagberg hits a ball toward a giant inflatable reptile "Golfzilla" Saturday during Golf-A-Palooza at Cragun's Legacy practice facility. The event, with the goal to get area youths interested in the game of golf, was hosted by area golf courses, the Classic at Madden's, Grand View Lodge, Crosswoods Golf Course and Cragun's Legacy Courses with the help of the Minnesota Golf Association and the Minnesota Section of the Professional Golfer's Association.


05/21/2018 12:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Teen shoots self in leg, creates false report of drive-by shooting 

A report of a drive-by shooting in Brainerd turned out to be a false account to cover a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Brainerd Police Department received a call of a drive-by shooting just after 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20, in the 1400 block of Norwood Street.


05/20/2018 08:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
11 min 46 sec ago 

Steve Mau, owner of Brainerd General Rental in Baxter, was appointed to the board of directors of the American Rental Association, an international trade association serving the equipment rental industry. He assumed his role as chair of the association's Construction/Industrial Services Shared Interest Group at the conclusion of The Rental Show 2018, the association's annual trade show and convention in New Orleans.


05/20/2018 03:50 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors accepting applications 

From noon-2 p.m. June 6 at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, Second Harvest staff will be on-hand to accept Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors applications. NAPS is a federal commodities food box that contains a nutritious balance of shelf-stable foods, in addition to 2 pounds of cheese.


05/20/2018 11:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County Board: Nystrom to seek 4th term as county commissioner 

Crow Wing County Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom announced Friday, May 18, her intention to run for re-election for the District 3 seat. If elected, it would be Nystrom's fourth term on the Crow Wing County Board.


05/20/2018 06:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Motley brothers soar with Eagle Scout rank: Achieve highest Boy Scout honor, earn all merit badges 

Brothers Zachary , Garrett and Jordon Carlson of Motley share a laugh together on Wednesday, May 16, at Motley City Hall.


05/20/2018 02:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Blotter - May 19 

Report Thursday of a shoplifter at Mills Fleet Farm, 14114 Dellwood Drive. An 18-year-old man was arrested for theft.


05/19/2018 10:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Avantech Promotes Kevin Cook to General Manager 

Avantech, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of tooling solutions to the global plastics industry, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Kevin Cook to the newly created position of general manager. After successfully managing a multi-facility manufacturing organization for the previous decade, Cook joined Avantech in early 2017 as CNC business manager.


05/19/2018 05:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bocce ball in the park 

Enjoying 80 degree temperatures, Tess Foxx watches as her brother Bishop Foxx takes his turn during a game of bocce ball at Gregory Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch Enjoying 80-degree temperatures, Tess Foxx watches as her brother Bishop Foxx takes his turn during a game of bocce ball at Gregory Park in Brainerd.


05/19/2018 01:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Walk for Hope and Peace to hit lakes area May 20-22 

Korean-American photographer Kyong Juhn is going to walk 323 miles from Rochester to Bemidji during the Walk for Hope and Peace, which began May 5, in Rochester and will end Friday, May 25, in Bemidji. This event supports the peace process in Korea and is the distance Juhn's mother walked from Pyongyang, North Korea to Busan, South Korea in 1950 to escape the turmoil of the Korean War.


05/19/2018 08:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Purple Fern opens in downtown Brainerd 

Brenda Billman-Arndt, Destination Downtown Business Challenge winner, no longer has to dream to open her own downtown boutique as Purple Fern Bath Company opened its doors last week. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch Earth series handmade soap from the Purple Fern Bath Company are featured in the new store along with handpicked products from other independent businesses.


05/18/2018 08:03 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Kyle Ohnsorg Earns Pirelli Bounty For Setting New Track Record At Brainerd 

ROME, Ga. - Pirelli Tire North America congratulates Kyle Ohnsorg on capturing the brand's fifth absolute motorcycle track record bounty of 2018 , continuing the hot start to the season for Pirelli-equipped racers.


05/18/2018 01:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Church News for May 18 

First Lutheran Church's youths are being confirmed at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, May 20, and the high school seniors are being honored during the 8 a.m. service Sunday. The church will host game night a game night 6 p.m. Friday, May 25. Bring friends and an appetizer to share.


05/18/2018 09:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Iron Range Eatery chef claims 'Minced' crown: Cooking competition raises funds for mobile food market 

Competing chefs Fred Stumbo of Sage on Laurel , Paul Ruszat of St. Cloud Hospital and Scotty Stocco of Iron Range Eatery await the judge's decision Tuesday, May 15, following the entree round of the Minced competition at Sprout in Little Falls. DeLynn Howard / Brainerd Dispatch The award presented to the winner of the Minced competition Tuesday, May 15, at Sprout in Little Falls.