Brainerd

Brainerd Man Accused of Killing Daughter’s Boyfriend Over Suspected Abuse

CROW WING CO., Minn. (KFGO/KVRR) — A Brainerd, Minnesota man is accused of fatally shooting his daughter’s boyfriend over suspected abuse. 45-year-old Michael LaFlex is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Bryce Brogle. He was reported missing after going to the LaFlex’s storage unit last Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint, LaFlex shot Brogle in the back…

Over $50,000 Raised For High School Football Player Injured in Moorhead Game

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — A Brainerd high school senior is at Sanford in Fargo after suffering a serious head injury during a football game with Moorhead Friday night. Conner Erickson underwent a three hour surgery for the head injury and a piece of his skull was removed to release pressure. In a CaringBridge update on Sunday, the family said there…

BCA: Man Killed Himself During Shootout With Police

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (KVRR) — A man is dead after a shootout with officers early Saturday in central Minnesota near St. Cloud. Eden Valley police tried to stop 34-year-old Stephen Poissant of Brainerd for a traffic offense around 2 a.m. He fled before hitting the ditch. Minnesota BCA says Poissant got out of his vehicle and exchanged gunfire with deputies…

MN state senator’s snowmobile ended up on top of lawmaker in crash involving DNR enforcement chief

BRAINERD, Minn. (FOX 9) – A Minnesota state senator’s snowmobile landed on top of a fellow senator who had been thrown from his sled in a crash with the state Department of Natural Resources enforcement chief, a DNR report indicates. State Sen. John Jasinski, R-Faribault, suffered three broken ribs, a broken pelvis and fractured vertebrae from the crash, which happened Friday in…

Minnesota firefighters share their experience of battling Oregon wildfires

29 Minnesota Firefighters were called to help with the Slater fire.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Twenty-nine Minnesota Firefighters are back home after battling Oregon wildfires. The firefighters from Brainerd, Fisher, Bemidji, Eden Prairie, Motley, Crosslake and Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View spent two weeks on the frontlines of the Slater fire. They were assigned to Cave Junction, a small city about 25 miles from the California border. The firefighters were split into…

Minnesota Firefighters Work Slater Fire in Oregon, Around 18% Contained

Courtesy: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency ManagementOREGON — Firefighters from our region continue to make headway on wildfires on the West Coast. A crew of 29 members from seven departments across Minnesota are working to contain the Slater Fire in Oregon. They are working on fire suppression, structure protection, hot spot recon and fire mop up. As of Sunday, the…

Day Care Under Investigation after Infant Dies

State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of the day care operator.

BRAINERD, Minn.–Sheriff’s officials in central Minnesota are investigating the death of an infant at a home day care. Emergency responders found the baby boy unresponsive after they were called to the home Nov. 12. The infant died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of the day care…

MN Nurse And Pilot Die In Medical Helicopter Crash

North Memorial Health says no patients were on board when the crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday at the Brainerd airport.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) _ A nurse and a pilot are dead and a crew member injured after a medical helicopter crash at a regional airport in Minnesota. North Memorial Health says no patients were on board when the crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday at the Brainerd airport. The injured crew member was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in…

Federal Agency Hears Testimony on Fate of Gray Wolves

The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) _ Federal officials are weighing testimony from the only public hearing in the country on the government’s latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping. It most states it’s illegal to kill a wolf…