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Brainerd police said the call came in at 9:12 p.m. of an animal complaint on Birchridge Drive of 100 goats in a resident's backyard.
Lorna Klefsaas gave her son Sivert $1,800 to stay off social media until he was 18. And he did.
Mike Koering, who has grown and sold pumpkins for almost two decades, harvested his fourth conjoined pumpkins this year. Boys-N-Berries Farm in Brainerd also grows pumpkins and harvested conjoined ears of corn this year. Both oddities have been a hit with produce shoppers.
Les Mason was a tall, gangly kid from central Minnesota who didn't have combat experience against the Japanese. As it turns out, he was the perfect candidate to guard Japanese war criminals for just those reasons.

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The area man estimated it took about 20 tries to finally get up on the high stilts. When he fails, it takes about four minutes to get the stilts built back up again to try another attempt.
At 88 years old, Laflin wants to make sure everyone remembers the sacrifices made during the Korean War.
13-year-old Weston Herron put a magic twist on earning money this summer
Wedding guests sit in vehicle to watch wedding ceremony, while listening to it through their radio.
Some lakes area families are finding unique ways to continue safe, protected face-to-face visitations with their loved ones.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — For a decade, artist Charles Kapsner of Little Falls has sketched, painted, researched and interviewed military personnel to ensure his 8-by-10-foot canvases are accurate to the minute detail.

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Gail Clifford doesn’t play a doctor on television or in the movies — she is one — but the aspiring screenwriter is looking to break into show business with her TV and film treatments.

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