Crime

A former Wyoming man with a criminal past has been charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping that happened nearly two decades ago in the city. Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter said Cory Daniel Smith, 38, last known residence of Brainerd, was serving a 10-year prison sentence in North Dakota on another kidnapping charge and [...]

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The Rush City man who was recently charged with murder in connection with a drug overdose had his first day in court this week. Unconditional bail in the amount of $100,000 and conditions of release were set for 24-year-old Lucas Michael Allen Cole at a hearing Monday, June 9, in Chisago County District Court. Accompanying [...]

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A 24-year-old Rush City man has been accused of murder by allegedly providing a controlled substance to another man who fatally overdosed on the drug in February. Lucas Michael Allen Cole was charged with one count of murder in the third degree last week in Chisago County District Court. According to the charge description, “on [...]

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Following a high speed chase, local authorities caught up with a pair of burglary suspects from the Twin Cities area who allegedly tried to break into Rod’s Country Corner in Almelund and a government building at nearby Wild River State Park in the early morning hours of Monday, May 12. Gary Allen Kachina, 31, of [...]

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Six-year-old special education student was the alleged victim North Branch Area Public Schools is facing a $500,000 lawsuit lodged by the lawyers of a woman who says her then-6-year-old son was sexually assaulted by a middle school student on a district school bus in April of last year. According to the lawsuit: On April 10, [...]

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