Olivia and Jack were the most popular baby names in the nation - but what about names in the Brainerd lakes area?
No one particular boy's or girl's name stuck out as the most popular baby name in 2012.
DEERWOOD - A 53-year-old Merrifield man was killed Thursday when the pickup truck he was driving crashed with a semi tractor-trailer on Crow Wing County Road 12, approximately three miles west of Deerwood, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
Twelve families lost their homes Sept. 27 when a fire destroyed the Hillcrest Apartment building in south Brainerd, leaving 20 people without.
All the families were able to escape to safety and were offered emergency shelter at the Brainerd Lakes Hotel.