Little Falls News


11/21/2017 10:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Draft Little Rock Creek Area plan released for public review 

There are clear indications that groundwater use is affecting stream flows in Little Rock Creek. Little Rock Creek is an important coldwater trout stream, which flows through the Little Rock Creek area.


11/20/2017 08:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Camp Ripley ceremony honors new commander - S.D. dairy farmer rises through military ranks 

Connor Kruse, son, watches while Amy Kruse, wife and 1Lt Jacob Kruse, son, pin the new rank Saturday on Brigadier General Lowell E. Kruse, who assumed the duties as Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General-Army and the Camp Ripley Senior Commander on Oct. 1 2017. The promotion ceremony recognized Kruse's new rank as well as his family and fellow soldiers.


11/18/2017 03:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rep. Kresha congratulates Royalton on economic growth grant 

Recently, the city of Royalton received a Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic. "This is a great opportunity for one of our local cities to use these state resources to bolster our economic growth, and create more good-paying jobs," said Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, in a news release.


11/14/2017 11:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Officials look at expanding Paul Bunyan Expressway in northern Minn. 

Personnel from communities along major travel corridors north and south of Bemidji met with District 5A Rep. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, here to discuss the future of State Highway 371. The highway, specifically between Little Falls and Bemidji, has been a point of discussion at the local and state levels for more than two decades.


11/12/2017 09:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
MPR in Brainerd off the air due to lightning damage 

Fans of Minnesota Public Radio in Brainerd who have grown accustomed to listening to classical music and tuning in for news were met recently with something unusual: silence. Callers to MPR stations KBPN-FM 88.3 News and KBPR-FM 90.7 Classical were greeted Friday with a recorded message about what was simply billed as "an unfortunate circumstance."


11/10/2017 05:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Church News 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have its annual fall boutique and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The fall boutique will feature You Betcha Corner, Granny's Pantry, Cabin Fever, Holiday Inspirations, Attic Treasures and Bake Sale with lefse and Scandinavian goodies.


11/08/2017 01:42 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Indoor holiday market planned at Sprout 

Shoppers browse the selection at a vendor booth at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace in Little Falls. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo LITTLE FALLS-The first indoor holiday market of the winter will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace, 609 13th Ave. NE, Door 8, Little Falls.


11/05/2017 12:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area - Nov. 5 

If approved, plans for the money includes a new middle school and upgrades to several other buildings.


11/03/2017 02:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rifle found in homicide investigation of Little Falls hunter 

Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen addresses the media Friday regarding the homicide death of Terry Brisk near Little Falls. Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen addresses the media Friday regarding the homicide death of Terry Brisk near Little Falls.


11/03/2017 02:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities Locate Rifle of Hunter Killed in 2016; Believe it Was Used to Kill Him 

Authorities say they have found the rifle that belonged to a Morrison County man believed to be out hunting by himself when he was fatally shot in November 2016. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen made the announcement Friday, saying forensic investigation continues, but the Winchester Model 30-30 lever action rifle is believed to have been the weapon used in what is being investigated as a homicide.


11/03/2017 02:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff: Rifle used to kill hunter recovered 

Sheriff's investigators say they've recovered a key piece of evidence that could help lead them to the person or people responsible for the fatal shooting of a hunter near Little Falls. The body of Terry Brisk was found on remote land he owned in Morrison County about a year ago.


10/28/2017 07:38 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Little Falls, Minnesota, through Charles Lindbergh's eyes 

As I plotted a course across Pike Creek, eyeing the distance between stones, bubbles from a washboard riffle floated on the surface like constellations. Though it was miniature in scale and not at all consequential, I realized the crossing I was about to make, one that Charles Lindbergh made countless times as a boy, was not entirely unlike the sight he would have seen during his epochal transatlantic flight 90 years ago.


10/25/2017 11:07 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Operation Christmas Child drop-off sites announced 

This month, several locations in the multi-county Lower North Central Minnesota Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child-joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world. During the project's national collection week scheduled Nov. 13-20, Brainerd residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys.


10/25/2017 06:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
2-vehicle crash sends driver to hospital 

A Little Falls man was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:27 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Jewel Road and 233rd Street, 3 miles north of Freedhem in Ripley Township. FREEDHEM-A Little Falls man was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:27 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Jewel Road and 233rd Street, 3 miles north of Freedhem in Ripley Township.


10/24/2017 04:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Two Little Falls Boys Avoid Abduction 

Two boys in Little Falls avoided a potential abduction after they told the suspects to "shut up" and biked to a nearby house. The Little Falls police department says at about 6:30 p.m. Friday night two boys were on their bikes in the 200 block of Lindbergh Drive South.