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Byron Smith's monologue revealed in audio recordings

LITTLE FALLS - Audio recordings captured conversations Byron Smith had alone in his home following the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shootings of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer.
by Sarah Nelson Katzenberger

Trial for grandson in Willmar woman's killing set for July

WILLMAR - A jury trial for a Willmar teen charged with first-degree murder in his grandmother’s killing was scheduled Wednesday for July 21 to Aug. 8. But where 18-year-old Robert Warwick’s trial will take place is yet to be...
Forum News Service

Defense in Byron Smith trial requests mistrial for second day in a row

LITTLE FALLS - Judge Douglas Anderson denied Byron Smith's defense attorney's request for a mistrial for the second time Wednesday.
Sarah Nelson Katzneberger

Testimony reveals Byron Smith had active cellphone jammer in his home

LITTLE FALLS — Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigators discovered a cellphone jammer in the days after the 2012 Thanksgiving Day shooting at the home of Byron Smith, according to court testimony Wednesday. BCA agent...
Sarah Nelson Katzenberger

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Police Blotter - April 24

Brainerd police PROWLER - A report at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday that someone was in the attic of a residence on the 1400 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast. Officer did not locate anyone in the ...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Police Blotter - April 23

Crosby police DRIVING COMPLAINT - A report April 15 of a driving complaint involving a vehicle traveling into Crosby from Ironton. Officer eventually located the subject vehicle on Second Street ...

Woman charged in horse deaths

By Forum News Service

Monday, April 21, 2014

Police Blotter - April 22

Crow Wing sheriff FIRE - A report at 10:27 p.m. Sunday of a fire in the ditch two miles north of Bridge Tavern in Crosby. Deputy on scene canceled DNR forestry when he learned the owner had a ...

Opening arguments set the stage for Byron Smith murder trial

LITTLE FALLS - The amount of time that passed while Byron Smith waited in his basement on Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving Day - 2012 may be the crux of the rural Little Falls man's criminal trial. ...
By Sarah Nelson Katzenberger

Audio recordings of Byron Smith's initial law enforcement interview heard at trial

LITTLE FALLS - Audio recordings of initial law enforcement interviews with Byron Smith revealed Smith thought he had shot his neighbor's daughter the day Nick Brady and Haile Kifer were ...
By Sarah Nelson Katzenberger

Two horses found starved to death

By Forum News Service

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Aitkin County Most Wanted: April 2014

One new face - Ben Jay Aubid - joins the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office Top 10 Most Wanted list for the month of April. He joins Lester Eddy Bell Jr.
By Jennifer Stockinger