Crow Wing Sheriff Asks County To Declare State Of EmergencyDue to recent rains in central Minnesota, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management is requesting the Crow Wing County Board declares a state of emergency.
Sheriff: Bicyclist Discovers Baby Alligator Near BrainerdA bicyclist came across a truly rare sight for Minnesota over the weekend: an alligator walking on the path.
Man, 2 Juveniles Arrested In Rice Lake Fish House BurglariesAuthorities in northern Minnesota say a father and two boys were arrested last week for allegedly burglarizing several fish houses.
Brainerd $150K Ice Fishing Extravanganza DelayedOrganizers of the annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza are postponing the contest for two weeks because of inconsistent ice conditions. Contest officials and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office said Friday the charitable ice-fishing contest on Gull Lake is being delayed until Feb. 6 for safety reasons. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 23.
Snowmobiler In Water For 1 Hour After Breaking Through Ice Officials in northern Minnesota are reminding residents that ice conditions are currently unpredictable and unsafe after a weekend incident where a snowmobiler broke through the ice, as did several others who tried to save him.
Sheriff: Brainerd Man Punches Deputy During Dog DisputeA 63-year-old Brainerd man is in custody after punching a Crow Wing County deputy over an argument about a dog loose in a chicken pen. Larry Walter Prahm is charged with fourth-degree assault, fleeing a peace officer, terroristic threats and obstructing the legal process after the Monday night incident.
Man Dies After Accident On Crow Wing Co. LakeA 21-year-old Eagan man has died after an accident involving a personal watercraft in north central Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened at about 4:35 p.m. on Rush Lake. Witnesses pulled the man out of the water, brought him to shore and attempted resuscitation.
Charges: Man Found With 2.5lbs Of Synthetic Pot Intending To DistributeA Ironton man has been sentenced to 54 months in prison after being found with nearly two-and-a-half pounds of synthetic marijuana. Wesley John Hanson, 31, has been charged with possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute.
Sheriff: Home Burglary Suspect Tasered, Arrested In Crow Wing CountyA 32-year-old Blaine man was arrested Sunday after assaulting a home owner during an attempted burglary and being combative with authorities, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff: Oakdale Man Dies In Crow Wing County Motorcycle CrashA 59-year-old Oakdale man died Saturday after he was thrown from his motorcycle in a crash near Pine Center, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to the crash Saturday on County Road 8 about two miles north of Pine Center.
Sheriff: 1 Arrested, 1 At Large In Crow Wing County Cabin BurglaryOne 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.
Authorities Seek Suspects In Brainerd Home BurglaryThe 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.

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