Clean up continues after a tornado touched down this weekend in Carver County. Debris from the Friday night twister was scattered all around the communities of Watertown and Hollywood, and many are still hauling it all away.
A chorus of chainsaws and generator moans defines Jack Smith’s Brainerd backyard. “I know the first place you go is to Fleet Farm, get a generator and try to get back in business,” Smith said.
Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will travel to the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to tour storm damage. Dayton and Nolan also plan to meet with resort owners, emergency managers, local officials, residents and volunteers.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to visit the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to survey the damage caused by Sunday’s severe thunderstorms. The clean-up still continues after winds up to 80 miles per hour toppled trees and damaged properties.
A Minnesota couple had to scramble to make arrangements after the wedding they had planned at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd had to be moved because of Sunday’s severe storms.
Storm cleanup continues in northern Minnesota during the height of vacation season. Some of the state’s most popular resorts and campgrounds have shut down, causing many vacationers to make new plans.
Forecasters say at least four unconfirmed tornadoes may have touched down in western Minnesota when strong storms moved through the state. There will be a big cleanup in the Brainerd Lakes area because of a number of big trees coming down during Monday night’s storm.
A Brainerd-area youth camp owned and operated by the American Legion will remain closed for several weeks after sustaining damage during Sunday night’s storm.
Severe thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota Sunday night, and the Brainerd/Baxter area appears to be one of the communities hit hard early on. A dispatcher with the Brainerd Police Department said there are several reports of trees and power lines down in the city.
One suspect has been arrested but another remains at large after the two were spotted burglarizing a cabin in northern Minnesota, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called by the cabin’s owner at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
We’ve all had those days. The days when you just need a gosh, darn drink. Well, now one brewery owner in the Brainerd/Baxter area is here to help you with those days. Only he’s giving you a Gull Dam beer.
It’s safe to say many of us are working for the weekend this week. And that’s because it’s a long holiday weekend! And with the weather a little dicey, WCCO This Morning found fun things to do both indoors and outdoors.
A Minnesota woman who says she was sexually abused by a priest in the 1960s has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Duluth. In the lawsuit, Quin Buchtel accuses the Rev. Charles Gormly of abusing her while he was at St. Francis of Assisi in Brainerd. She says it took place from about 1960 to 1961, and that she was 12 to 13 years old at the time. Gormly died in 1968.
A Brainerd family is the owner of one of the most unique houses in Minnesota. Aimee and Preston Jobe plan to transform an old Minneapolis skyway into their home after winning it from a Twin Cities architectural firm.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find two suspects involved in a home burglary last month. Authorities said the incident happened on the night of March 26 at a residence on North Nelson Road in Brainerd.
A 24-year-old Brainerd man is dead after a car crash in St. Paul early Saturday morning. Police say the accident happened at Dale Street and Sherburne Avenue. Driver Justin Dechantal was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three mailboxes exploded in Crow Wing County on Sunday, and two of the explosions started fires.
In the tiny agricultural town of Pierz, they rely on their butcher shops. Many have come and gone, but one stands the test of time. Thielen Meats, voted Best of Minnesota, has been in the family for four generations.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff has identified a 15-month-old choking victim who died Friday.
A Minnesota family is doing everything it can to help get some new leads on the whereabouts of a missing loved one. Marc Welzant, 47, has been missing since October.
The family of a man missing for three months hopes a new reward will bring him home. Marc Welzant, 47, was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 26 at the Clark Lake Group Home in Brainerd.
It’s a “go” for the 25th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office met with representatives from the Brainerd Jaycees on Gull Lake’s Hole in the Day Bay on Wednesday to verify ice conditions.
Two men face charges after a double shooting in Brainerd early Sunday evening, which left one man dead and a woman seriously injured. According to the Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office, 23-year-old Tyler Allan Cronquist of Brainerd faces four criminal charges, including two counts of second-degree murder.
Brainerd police have arrested two suspects in connection with a double shooting at an apartment building. A 23-year-old man and the 26-year-old man, both of Brainerd, were arrested several hours after the Sunday evening shooting.
Two suspects are at large after two people were injured in a shooting in Brainerd early Sunday night, according to police. Authorities said the incident happened at about 5 p.m. at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street.