The 29-year-old Pine River man - who killed Mark Huesmann in 2012, burning and dismembering his body before burying him - was sentenced Thursday in Cass County Court to serve the statutory maximum of 40 years in prison.
It was a close call Wednesday morning, when a semitrailer got stuck in the BNSF railroad tracks on North Eighth Street near Washington Street in Brainerd and a train was coming.
The train stopped about 100 feet before it would have hit the semitrailer.
Expect more on this as details are released.
CAMP RIPLEY - Baxter resident Jon van der Hagen spent an entire month visiting battlefields in Europe.
His travels include stopping in Normandy to visit D-Day sites at Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches.
Three suspects have been arrested - with one charged - in connection with three different burglaries reported over the past three months in Crow Wing County, reported Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl.
There were no contested races in the DFL party, therefore no straw polls - but more than 100 Democrats from across Crow Wing County gathered Tuesday in the cafeteria at Brainerd High School for the 2014 DFL caucuses.
Morrison County patrol sergeant plans to run for sheriff
By JENNIFER STOCKINGER
A 39-year-old Little Falls man announced Monday that he will run for the position of Morrison County's sheriff this fall.