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Small Plane Crash In Longville

A small plane crashed at the airport in Longville with at least two people aboard. The crash in northern Minnesota happened around midday Tuesday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The plane caught fire, and its pilot and passenger were taken to a hospital in Brainerd.

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Men Allegedly Kidnap, Stab Man They Knew From Facebook

Two men were arrested early Friday morning in Cass County after they allegedly kidnapped and stabbed another man they knew from Facebook. Twenty-two-year-old Sheldon James Armstrong, III, of Cass Lake, Minn., and 18-year-old Travis Richard Paquette, of Bemidji, Minn., both face one count each of first degree attempted murder, kidnapping, second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and theft of a motor vehicle.

08/04/2014

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5 Years Later, Minnesota Man Still Missing

It’s been five years since a rural Staples man disappeared, and authorities still don’t know what happened to him. Eighty-two-year-old Peter Achermann left his home to run errands on July 24, 2009. He was last seen on Warner Road by the Crow Wing River Bridge between noon and 1 p.m.

07/24/2014

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Brainerd Man, 86, Killed In Tractor Accident Named

Authorities have released the name of an 86-year-old Brainerd man who was killed in a tractor accident last week. The Cass County sheriff’s office identifies the victim as Reuben Root.

07/14/2014

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Teen Allegedly Starts Forest Fire Because Mosquitoes Were Bugging Him

A Cass County teen has been charged with felony wildlife arson after intentionally setting a blaze Wednesday that damaged over 70 acres and endangered several homes. Anthony James Wittner, 17, told investigators he started a forest fire because mosquitoes were bothering him, according to the Cass County Attorney’s Office.

05/30/2014

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Report: Juvenile Arrested In Connection To Northern Minn. Wild Fire

Authorities in northern Minnesota arrested a juvenile Wednesday for suspicion of arson in connection to a wild fire that burned more than 70 acres.

05/28/2014

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Man Charged In Head-On Crash That Killed 2

Prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with causing a head-on crash that killed two people in northern Minnesota while he was driving drunk.

05/16/2014

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2 Dead After Cass County Head-On Collision

Two people are dead after a head-on crash in Cass County Saturday, according to authorities. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened around noon Saturday at the intersection of Country Road 75 and Leech Lake Route 438.

05/04/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Injured After Cass Co. Chain-Reaction Crash

One person died and two others were taken to the hospital from a chain-reaction crash on Highway 64 in Cass County Saturday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, the driver of a Ford Ranger crossed the center line on Highway 64 and sidestruck a Ford F150 truck.

04/19/2014

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Police Identify Fargo Cell Phone Store Burglars

Police say three Minnesota men broke into three Fargo stores last spring and stole more than $100,000 worth of products.

03/27/2014

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Woman Sentenced To 4 Years In Bicyclist’s Death

A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison in connection with an incident where she hit and killed a bicyclist while under the influence, according to the Cass County Attorney.

02/26/2014

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Minn. Man Gets 40 Years In Missing Man’s Murder

A northern Minnesota man convicted of killing an acquaintance and burying the man’s body has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie says 29-year-old Dane Riley of Pine River got the maximum sentence under state law Thursday. In 2012, a jury convicted Riley of second-degree intentional murder, a firearms violation and interfering with a dead body.

02/13/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought the fellas to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. Hackensack is a town with lots to do, and like many of the small towns the guys have been to, you can also find plenty of great places to eat. One of them is Lucette’s Pizza.

01/24/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 1)

HACKENSACK, Minn. (WCCO) — The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. The […]

01/23/2014

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3 Suspects Arrested In Beltrami Co. Burglaries

Three men have been arrested and are believed to be connected to a series of burglaries in Beltrami and Cass Counties. According to the county sheriff’s office, 29-year-old Joshua James Martin, 25-year-old Jeremy Jay Martin, and 19-year-old Jasmine Lee Bellcourt were taken into custody over the weekend.

01/06/2014

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