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July 12, 2018
VanBeek's wife Kay confirmed that there was an encounter with a bear, but preferred at this time not to give many more details, saying that the county was releasing information on the incident. In mourning the loss of her husband, she did not want to expand much except to say there were no cubs and he was not mauled. Photo Illustration
Mysterious death follows bear encounter in central Minnesota
July 12, 2018 - 1:56pm
July 11, 2018
Emergency personnel investigate a scene of a two-vehicle crash involving a semitrailer Wednesday, July 11, along Highway 371, south of Brainerd near the Welcome Center. Jennifer Kraus | Forum News Service
Bemidji, Backus women injured in crash
July 11, 2018 - 4:05pm
June 18, 2018
Boaters in fatal accident on Hay Lake identified
June 18, 2018 - 5:37pm
June 14, 2018
Body of missing boater in Cass County recovered
June 14, 2018 - 9:48am
June 12, 2018
One boater rescued, another missing in north-central Minn.
June 12, 2018 - 8:24pm
March 10, 2018
Alcohol-involved crash claims life of Central Minn. woman
March 10, 2018 - 8:29am
October 28, 2017
A group poses in front of a solar microgrid installed at the Phebe Hospital in Liberia this spring. The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance helped install the system as part of its Skip the Grid program, offsetting one-third of the power previously generated through diesel-powered generators. Submitted photo
Backus renewable energy organization makes global connections
October 28, 2017 - 5:33am
September 29, 2017
Drawing of suspected home invader    Submitted drawing
Authorities: Leads pursued in northern Minn. home invasion case where shots were fired
September 29, 2017 - 4:39pm
September 22, 2017
Police release sketch of Cass County burglary suspect
September 22, 2017 - 6:12pm
September 18, 2017
Cass County deputies search for intruder
September 18, 2017 - 12:58pm
June 23, 2015
Cass County man dies after being struck by dump truck tire
June 23, 2015 - 5:38pm
July 31, 2014
21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River
July 31, 2014 - 1:41pm
April 1, 2013
Stabbing in rural Cass County leads to arrest
April 1, 2013 - 2:43pm