BAXTER - Baxter police officers and a North Ambulance crew were called Feb. 5 to Movies 10 in Baxter after employees found a deceased 70-year-old man in one of their theaters.
The man was found about 7 p.m. Baxter Police Sgt. Vic Sofie said the man, who was in a theater showing "Taken," died from a heart attack or stroke and his death has been ruled by natural causes.
It wasn't known how long the man had been in the theater, Sofie said, and emergency personnel attempted without success to revive the man.
One hospitalized in rollover
One person was hospitalized in a single-vehicle rollover about 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Butternut and Three Mile roads east of Brainerd, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported.
The driver, Austin Laughton, 18, Brainerd, was unconscious at the scene and transported by North Ambulance to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. He was later airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he was reported in critical condition Thursday night.
A passenger, Troy Anderson, 17, Brainerd, suffered a minor hand injury but was not hospitalized, the sheriff's department said.
Guilty plea in meth case
LITTLE FALLS - Terry Al Krog, 46, of Erhard, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Morrison County District Court to attempted first-degree controlled substance crime, the Morrison County attorney's office reported.
Krog was immediately sentenced to serve 62 months in prison. Krog was arrested by Little Falls police following a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Oct. 18. Forty-two grams of methamphetamine were found in the vehicle that Krog was driving. Krog's passenger, Jennifer Faye Paul, was sentenced Jan. 14 to serve 45 months in prison. The discrepancy in sentences is due to Krog having a criminal record, while Paul was a first-time drug offender.
Finalists named for dean of liberal arts and sciences post at CLC
Interviews are being conducted this week and next with four finalists for dean of liberal arts and sciences at Central Lakes College.
The interviews are scheduled to conclude by Thursday, said Steve Waller, CLC public information specialist.
A decision may come by the end of the month.
The four finalists are:
Kelly McCalla, interim dean of liberal arts and sciences; Margaret Shroyer, dean of the Macomb Campus of Spoon River College in Macomb, Ill.; Edward Palm, dean of social sciences and humanities at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash. and Suresh Tiwari, dean of arts and sciences at Greenville, S.C., Technical College.
The educator who is chosen will replace Lyn Brodersen, who left to take an academic administration post at a Wisconsin college.
McCalla and Shroyer were interviewed this week and public forums were conducted. Palm will be interviewed Wednesday and Tiwari will be interviewed Thursday. Open forums involving next week's candidates will be conducted on the days of their interviews. The open forum times are from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on the Brainerd campus and from 2:15 to 3 p.m. on the Staples campus.
Planning commission to meet Wednesday
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd City Hall for a public input session of the proposed zoning ordinance rewrite.
The input meeting is an opportunity for community members to provide the planning commission with comments and questions about the ordinance. More information about the proposed changes can be found at the city's Web site at www.ci.brainerd.mn.us.
Community Education family fun night planned
Brainerd Community Education family fun night will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd High School.
Cost is $5 per family with concessions, vendors and family oriented activities available.
Bring appropriate clothing for gym and pool activities. If you plan to sled the BHS hill, bring warm clothing and a sled.
Register between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by calling Community Education at 454-6924 or in person at the Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak St., Brainerd.
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