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Former middle school principal found dead in Brainerd jail

BRAINERD, Minn. – A former middle school principal serving a prison sentence was found dead in the Crow Wing County Jail. Christopher Jerome Endicott had previously been sentenced to prison for identity theft, stalking and burglary. Endicott was arrested in 2018 on charges of illegally accessing school district records after leaving the district and making purchases using the credit card…

Woman Dies in ATV Crash In Paul Bunyan State Forest

HUBBARD CO., Minn. — An ATV crash in the Paul Bunyan State Forest south of Bemidji claims the life of a Crow Wing county woman. Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office got the report of the crash on Saturday afternoon. A Nevis first responder and deputy performed CPR on 38-year-old Cassandra Berg of Crosslake but she was pronounced dead at the scene….

Crow Wing County restaurant fined for reopening, liquor license suspended

MERRIFIELD, Minn. — Minnesota’s Attorney General’s office takes action against a Crow Wing County restaurant for violating Gov. Tim Walz’s order prohibiting indoor dining. After nearly two decades of working in the hospitality industry, Jeff McCulloch never expected this is where owning a restaurant would take him. “My last straw was when my employees were filing for unemployment and they…

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…

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…

Bomb Making Materials Found Near Oklee, MN

The Red Lake County Sheriff recovered several pipe bombs hidden in a rubble pile.

Red Lake Falls, MN — The Red Lake County Sheriff received a report Sunday afternoon that some bomb making materials were found near a hunting cabin in Equality Township, northeast of Oklee. Once on the scene they found what appeared to be pipe bombs, in a container, hidden in rubble on the complainant’s property. It did not appear the bombs…