Supper Club Owner Charged With Arson

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A supper club owner is charged in Aitkin County with starting the fire that destroyed the business.

A yearlong investigation by local, state and federal officials into the fire at the Carlsona Beach Supper Club on Mille Lacs Lake resulted in an arson charge against owner Ronald Wise. He’s also charged with felony fraud in obtaining credit and filing a false tax return.

The 47-year-old Brainerd man is being held in the Aitkin County Jail. He was scheduled to make a court appearance Monday. The Brainerd Daily Dispatch reports the fire that destroyed the restaurant on Highway 18 west of Malmo happened April 26, 2010.

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  1. See BS says:

    What started the fire at that State funded battered womens shelter a few weeks ago?

    1. haha says:

      No one took the roast out of the oven?

      1. See BS says:

        Someone smoking in bed and fell asleep?

  2. See BS says:

    What started the fire at that State funded womens shelter a few weeks ago?

    1. Sara says:

      One of their couter’s?

  3. zee the reporter says:

    there were 3 resorts on the north end of milacs lake you have to wonder! zee reporting in!

  4. Stupid Criminal Caught says:

    Arson is not the way to go on a failing business or home, walk away and claim bankruptcy at least you won’t do prision time.

  5. Charlie says:

    Reminds me of Charlie’s in Mankato!

  6. Common Man says:

    Arson investigation is so advanced that anyone who tries this is a fool…Well I guess…”also charged with felony fraud in obtaining credit and filing a false tax return.”… this guy has it all covered.

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