Once again, we are asking for our subscribers help. With all the snow this year, our carriers are having an extremely difficult time getting papers delivered to our customers. Many of our newspaper tubes have been buried by the massive mounds of snow and our carriers are unable to pull up to them to get the papers into them. There is so much snow when the plows go by, it pushes more snow up over tubes and mailboxes that haven't been cleared out and either knocks them down or buries them further in the mounds.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office released new information Friday, Feb. 22, about its investigation into a dog found shot dead at a campground in the county. The sheriff's office later learned a video circulating on Facebook appeared to show people shooting the dog. Now, another possible video could reveal more evidence in the case.
The Brainerd lakes area may be outside the heavy snow expected with a strong winter storm but likely won't miss the return of bitterly cold wind.
LITTLE FALLS—A 70-year-old Little Falls man suffered injury in a one-vehicle crash at 9:16 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Little Falls. Bradley Lee Lundquist was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram southbound on Highway 10 south of Highway 27 when the vehicle veered off the icy road to the right, struck a tree and rolled over. He was transported to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls for non-life-threatening injuries. Lundquist was wearing his seat belt.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a dog shot and killed at a campground in the county. The sheriff's office received a report Sunday, Feb. 17, of a dead dog, as well as several bullet cartridge casings found around the dog. Deputies from the sheriff's office arrived at the campground and located the dog in a river. The dog had a collar and leash attached, but no tags. The dog was removed from the river. At the time of the call, it was unknown who owned the dog.
A Brainerd woman and a Motley woman suffered injury in a two-vehicle crash in Nokay Lake Township just before 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Marilynn Louise Puetz, 70, of Brainerd, was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry westbound on Highway 18 when it crossed the center line and collided with a 2009 Dodge Dakota driven by 74-year-old Bonnie Ann Brown of Motley.
Snow came down fast and furiously for a time Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, followed by a light snowfall that continued throughout the afternoon. Snowblowers were already chipping away at the latest white layer by 5 p.m. in north Brainerd. Snow banks continue to grow in height giving shovelers a full upper body workout to toss the latest flakes atop the heaps.
NISSWA—The trio Lula Wiles will take the Grassroots Concerts stage with a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church in Nisswa. Lula Wiles members are Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin. Long before the women were in a band together, they were singing folk songs and trading fiddle tunes at camp in Maine. "All of us were lucky to have access to the folk music community at a young age," Burke said in a news release. "The music traditions that we're drawing on are social, community-building traditions."
EMILY—Two passengers - ages 17 and 18 - were injured Feb. 14 when the vehicle they were in rolled over at Crow Wing County Highway 1 and Balsam Trail Road in Emily. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash at 7:51 p.m. October R. Soyring, 19, Remer, was driving and was not injured. Her two passengers - Hailey G. Timo, 18, Remer, and Mikalah Litte, 17, Hill City, were transported to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby to be treated for minor injuries.
The following closings and cancellations have been received for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Check back for updates. Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army has canceled tonight's activities.