Crow Wing County

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.
Sheriff: 47-Year-Old Brainerd Man Killed In Crow Wing County CrashThe Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash in the city of Merrifield, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon.
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.
New Plan To Treat Lakes Recently Infested With Zebra MusselsThe DNR has a new plan to treat lakes where zebra mussels have recently been discovered.
Search Continues For Minnesotans Missing On Lake Of The WoodsThe search continued Wednesday for three Baudette men who went missing on Lake of the Woods. Northern Light Region says crews searched land and water for 28-year-old Keith Ryan Ayers, 24-year-old Cody Joseph Ostendorf and 22-year-old Justin Kelly Haugtvedt. The three went missing Friday on the Canadian side of the lake.
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.
Jet Ski Operator Killed In Crow Wing CountyA man has died in Jet Ski accident on a Crow Wing County lake. Sheriff's officials say a 21-year-old Eagan man was operating a personal watercraft on Rush Lake Wednesday when he went into the water.
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.
Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota LakesOfficials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two more Minnesota lakes and added the Red River to the state's official list of waters infested with the aquatic invaders.
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.
1 Dead After Sideswipe Crash In Crow Wing CountyA woman is dead Monday evening after her car drifted over the center line and struck another vehicle in Crow Wing County.

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