Minnesota man accused of killing daughter’s boyfriendNovember 1, 2022 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is accused of fatally shooting his daughter's boyfriend who he suspected was abusing her.
The 45-year-old Brainerd father is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Bryce Brogle, who was reported missing after going to the man's storage unit on Oct.
Steve Torrence breaks NHRA victory drought at BrainerdAugust 21, 2022 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Four-time defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence raced to his first victory of the season Sunday, defending his event win at Brainerd International Raceway in the 40th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Matt Hagan tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying at BrainerdAugust 20, 2022 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Defending event champion Matt Hagan topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Paired with points leader Robert Hight for the final passes of the day, Hagan had a 3.843-second run at 331.36 mph in Tony Stewart Racing's Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT.
Brittany Force, Robert Hight lead Brainerd NHRA qualifyingAugust 20, 2022 GMT
BRIANERD, Minn. (AP) — John Force Racing teammates Brittany Force and Robert Hight topped qualifying Friday night in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Top Fuel points leader Force had a 3.685-second run at 333.49 mph in cool conditions.
Pickup driver strikes, kills woman walking horse on shoulderJune 14, 2022 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A pickup driver struck and killed a 33-year-old woman and the horse she was walking on the shoulder of a rural road in central Minnesota, authorities said Tuesday.
Researcher probing loon decline expands project to MinnesotaJune 8, 2022 GMT
CROSSLAKE, Minn. (AP) — A researcher trying to understand what’s causing a decline in Wisconsin’s loon population is expanding his project into Minnesota.
Minnesota Pubic Radio reported Wednesday that Walter Piper, a biology professor at Chapman University in California, has partnered with the National Loon Center to expand his research into Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota.
Officials: Man in Meeker County shootout took his own lifeFebruary 14, 2022 GMT
EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died over the weekend after exchanging gunfire with a police officer in small community southwest of St. Cloud.
Two killed in Thursday crash near BrainerdNovember 26, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A car crash in central Minnesota killed two women late Thursday after their car crossed into oncoming traffic.
The Minnesota State Patrol said a 19-year-old and 21-year-old were killed.
Former middle school principal found dead in Minnesota jailNovember 24, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former middle school principal serving a prison sentence was found dead in a Minnesota jail on Saturday, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
Christopher Jerome Endicott, 53, had previously been sentenced to prison for identity theft, stalking and burglary, the St.
Man charged with homicide in possible case of wrong identityOctober 13, 2021 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A Brainerd man faces a homicide charge after he allegedly shot and killed a woman he may have thought was his ex-girlfriend, investigators say.
Woman found fatally shot in Crow Wing County cabinOctober 8, 2021 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A woman was found fatally shot in a cabin in Crow Wing County after deputies responded to a call about gunfire and arrested an armed man, sheriff's officials said.
Dispatchers received a shooting complaint about 11 p.m.
Minnesota wildfires level off; air quality alert extendedAugust 28, 2021 GMT
ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) — Fire crews were working Saturday to put out the largest of numerous wildfires in northeastern Minnesota, where smoke from the blazes prompted a warning to residents to remain indoors.
Steve Torrence wins at Brainerd to complete NHRA track sweepAugust 22, 2021 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Steve Torrence won at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday, giving him a least one victory at every track on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series circuit.
The points leader and three-time defending Top Fuel champion drove to his seventh victory of the year and 47th overall, beating Clay Millican in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals with a 3.712-second run at 323.74 mph.
Brittany Force leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying at BrainerdAugust 22, 2021 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Brittany Force took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying for the fifth straight event Saturday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Coming off her first victory of the season Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, Force had a 3.675-second run a track-record 334.98 in the final qualifying session.
Bob Tasca III tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying at BrainerdAugust 20, 2021 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Bob Tasca III topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Tasca had a 3.941-second run at 326.63 mph in a Ford Mustang.
Minnesota officials looking into Line 3 drilling fluid spillJuly 13, 2021 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it's investigating a spill of drilling fluid into the Willow River in Aitkin County last week during construction on the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline.
Man gets prison sentence for beheading bear on reservationJune 10, 2021 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a man to 15 months in prison for killing and then beheading a 700-pound (320-kilogram) black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.
Brainerd man sentenced to 4 years for fire at Floyd protestApril 28, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brainerd man who pleaded guilty to helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison...
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Brainerd man pleads guilty in precinct fire at Floyd protestDecember 15, 2020 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brainerd man pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in helping to set fire to a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd...
Salmonella, hepatitis A reported at Crow Wing County JailOctober 3, 2019 GMT
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating cases of salmonella and hepatitis A at the Crow Wing County Jail...
William K McQuiston -- BrainerdNovember 26, 2018 GMT
William K. McQuiston, 73, of Brainerd, passed away at home on Camp Lake, Nov. 14, 2018.
Preceded in death by son, John; parents, John and Genevieve; and siblings, John, Margaret, and Alice.
Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary; children, Patrick, Colleen (Mark) Storm, Martin (Sarah), and Amanda (Josh) Johnshoy; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; siblings, George (Maralee) and Larry (Mary); nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many good friends.
Future of Brainerd water tower up in the airJuly 21, 2018 GMT
Ed Menk thinks the water tower resembles an old castle with its ornate turret and parapet. Dave Borash abides by local legend and says its supposed to be Paul Bunyans golf tee. Dave Pritschet claims it looks more like an old-fashioned flashlight standing upright.
Brainerd man charged with poisoning baby with antifreeze fluidFebruary 27, 2018 GMT
A 23-year-old man from Brainerd, Minn., was charged Monday with attempted murder; he’s accused of poisoning a 4-month-old baby with antifreeze fluid.
Jeffrey Ryan Thomas, 23, was charged in Crow Wing County District Court with first-degree premeditated attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.
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Brainerd project finds the power in ‘three good things’January 27, 2018 GMT
Winter got you down? Or the Vikings? Try telling yourself each day, over several days, three positive things that happened. And then see if your mood has improved.
The technique has been a staple of the positive-thinking movement over the past two decades, and has been used by everyone from therapists with depressed patients to parents with kids who had rough days.
Brainerd football staff puts the grand in coachingNovember 16, 2017 GMT
Ron Stolski is in his 56th season as a head coach in Minnesota high school football and in his 43rd season at Brainerd. Stolski is No. 2 for all-time prep victories in Minnesota history with 380, two behind Verndales Mike Mahlen, who also remains active.
Mysterious giant bog on Brainerd-area lake is on the moveOctober 19, 2017 GMT
BRAINERD, MINN. The mysterious, marauding bog of North Long Lake is on the move.
The giant bog, which measures roughly 3 acres, broke loose on Friday the 13th and laid waste last weekend to a dock and boat lifts in Merrifield Bay, on the eastern edge of the lake, just north of Brainerd.