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Downed Trees Are Mulched, Chipped And Recycled After Storms

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.

07/20/2015

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Gov. Dayton, Rep. Nolan Tour Brainerd Storm Damage

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.

07/17/2015

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Dayton, Nolan To Assess Storm Damage In Brainerd Area

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.

07/16/2015

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Gov. Dayton To Visit Brainerd Lakes Area

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.

07/16/2015

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Brainerd Storms Disrupt Wedding Plans For Minnesota Couple

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.

07/15/2015

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Cleanup Continues In Brainerd Lakes Area Hit Hard By Storm

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.

07/14/2015

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Sunday Storms May Have Spawned 4 Tornado Touchdowns

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.

07/13/2015

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Sunday Storm Closes Down Brainerd-Area Youth Camp

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.

07/13/2015

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Crow Wing County Hit Hard By Sunday Storms

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.

07/12/2015

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Sheriff: 1 Arrested, 1 At Large In Crow Wing County Cabin Burglary

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.

06/10/2015

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Tap Talk: Gull Dam Brewing, Inc.

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.

05/29/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

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.

05/21/2015

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Woman Sues Duluth Diocese, Alleges Priest Abused Her

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.

05/19/2015

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Young Brainerd Family To Make Piece Of Mpls. Skyway Home

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.

04/18/2015

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Authorities Seek Suspects In Brainerd Home Burglary

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.

04/16/2015

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Brainerd Man Killed In St. Paul Crash

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.

04/04/2015

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Exploding Mailboxes Starting Fires In Crow Wing County

Three mailboxes exploded in Crow Wing County on Sunday, and two of the explosions started fires.

03/30/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Butcher Shop In Minnesota

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.

03/05/2015

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Authorities Identify Crow Wing Co. Choking Death Victim

The Crow Wing County Sheriff has identified a 15-month-old choking victim who died Friday.

03/04/2015

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Family Holding Out Hope To Find Missing Brainerd Man

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.

02/01/2015

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Family Of Missing Brainerd Man Offering $10K Reward

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.

01/31/2015

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Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Set For Jan. 24

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.

01/15/2015

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2 Men Charged In Fatal Brainerd Shooting

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.

01/06/2015

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2 Brainerd Men Arrested In Double Shooting

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.

01/05/2015

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Police: 2 Hurt In Brainerd Shooting, Suspects At Large

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.

01/04/2015

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