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Local lawman recognized federally for Native Mob work

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BEMIDJI -- Although he personally was recognized by the U.S. Attorney's Office recently, Bemidji Police Officer William Beise said he couldn't have done it alone.


Beise was presented with a plaque on May 29 at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis for his work as a gang investigator on the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, work he performed while working the Native Mob case.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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