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After sitting in Crow Wing County Jail for almost a year and a half, 26-year-old Nathan David Becker walked out the door a free man. A Crow Wing County jury found Becker not guilty Thursday on all felony charges of aiding and abetting Tyler Allan Cronquist with first-degree murder with premeditation and attempted first-degree murder with premeditation.
The fate of Nathan David Becker is now in the hands of a jury of his peers. Closing arguments were heard Thursday in Crow Wing County District Court with Judge...
Both attorneys rested their case Wednesday in the Nathan David Becker jury trial. The 26-year-old Brainerd man faces two felony charges of aiding and abetting Tyler Allan Cronquist, who has...
A survivor of a double shooting, who was left for dead after being shot in the head, testified in the trial of one of the assailants Monday that she had to wipe the blood off her cellphone with her chest to call 911 for help, telling the dispatcher she thought she was going to die.
Three people are off Cass County's Most Wanted list for May and new ones join the list. Natalie Mae Beaulieu, David Meader and Jack Nelson join Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Theresa Marie Beaulieu, Mercedes Marie Fineday, Anthony Leo Fuller, Jimmie Derek Harrison, Sr., Danielle Frances Iatic and Thomas Robinson as the county's Most Wanted. As of Friday, there were 483 total active warrants, up from 478 last month in Cass County, which includes 247 misdemeanors, 101 gross misdemeanors and 135 felonies.
Three women were selected Monday to serve on Nathan Becker's jury trial. Becker, 26, Brainerd, is one of two defendants charged in the Jan. 4, 2015, double shooting on Juniper Street in Brainerd that left one man dead.
The Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list for May has all new faces for the second month in a row. As of Friday, there were an estimated 942 total active warrants in the county. On the Most Wanted list are Kyle James Bergman, Thomas Calhoun, Lee Andrew Clark, Zachary George Cronin, Justin James Cronquist, Casey James Eide, Janelle Lynn Johnson, Jeffrey Allen McCarthy, Latisha Marie Townley and Deidra Mae Wright.
Fire authorities are asking the public to be careful throughout the state today as the National Weather Service issued a "red flag warning" for the Brainerd lakes area and much of northern Minnesota from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6. Christi Powers, public information officer with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, said conditions are extremely dry—and with the low humidity and gusty winds—fires can easily flare up. The NWS reports any fires that develop today will likely spread rapidly and outdoor burning is not recommended.
Traffic in the northbound lane of Highway 371 had to be detoured while emergency personnel worked Wednesday morning at a two-vehicle crash that left one of the vehicles on its...
A postal worker is behind bars Wednesday after allegedly making terroristic threats at the Baxter Post Office Annex and for having a grenade with him while he was on his...