Brainerd

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…

Three Men Pulled Underwater At Minnesota Resort Are Rescued

Two guests at the Gull Lake Resort went into the water and were able to rescue all three men

BRAINERD, MN —¬†Guests at a resort rescue three men who had been pulled underwater by the strong current where Gull Lake meets the Gull River in the Brainerd area. According to the Cass County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office, a man had waded into the water Sunday afternoon and got caught by the current. Two men went into the water to help…

Four Third-Period Goals Help Moorhead Boys Hockey Top Brainerd

The Spuds took down the Warriors 5-2.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Trailing 2-1 heading into the final period, Moorhead boys hockey scored four goals in the third to help the take down Brainerd 5-2. Five different players scored for the Spuds as they picked up their eighth win in a row and extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games. The regular-season finale for Moorhead is Saturday at Hill-Murray….

Brainerd Native Killed In Avalanche While Skiing In New Mexico

The family of 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari confirms he has passed away

NEW MEXICO — A Brainerd, Minnesota native is one of two men killed by an avalanche in New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley. The family of 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari confirms he has passed away. Corey and 26-year-old Matthew Zonghetti from Denver went for a ski tour Friday afternoon and were on their second run when the avalanche was triggered. Corey had…

Police In Brainerd Search For Man Missing Since November 2

Theodore Erickson has not any contact with friends or family

BRAINERD, MN —¬†Police in Brainerd, Minnesota are looking for a man missing since November 2nd. 44-year-old Theodore Erickson has not any contact with friends or family since. He has health issues and does not have any of his medications. Police say Erickson walks with a limp and has a scar on his throat from a tracheotomy. People around Brainerd are…

Man Accused Of Poisoning Infant With Antifreeze, Paternity Was In Question

Baby Survived And Is In Foster Care

Jeffrey ThomasBRAINERD, Minn. — A Brainerd man is accused of trying to poison an infant with antifreeze. 23-year-old Jeffrey Thomas is charged with attempted murder and assault. Thomas allegedly poisoned the 4-month-old girl after his wife became upset that he apparently fathered the child with another woman. A paternity test has not been completed, but Thomas says he’s not the…

Three Men From Ohio Are Being Investigated After Ice Fishing Competition

Came In 1st, 3rd and 98th at Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

BRAINERD, Minn. — New details emerge in the investigation into alleged fraud at a Minnesota ice fishing competition. Officials with Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza are investigating whether three men from Ohio legitimately caught the fish when they say they did. Stephan Lyogky and his son, Ivan Lyogky, caught two of three northern pike that won prizes and came in…

Prizes Placed On Hold During Ice Fishing Fraud Investigation

Brainerd Jaycess $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

BRAINERD, Minn. — Organizers of the Brainerd Jaycees are investigating whether some competitors in this year’s $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza engaged in fraud. Three of the 150 prize-winners are being investigated to make sure their fish were caught legitimately. One of the men took home a new truck. Event chairman Shane Meyer says organizers have no proof of cheating. But…