Weather Forecast


Hockey Day is coming to Bemidji; 13th annual event set for winter 2019

Bug School student's funeral scheduled Friday at Ball Club

Terrell Lee Wilson arrived as a new student last fall at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena. He was a senior.

The 17-year-old Ball Club boy died Sunday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn., after he was stabbed in the eye at the intersection of Itasca County Road 39 and Ball Club Lake Drive in Ball Club.

Jeff Lindstrom, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School superintendent, said Wilson was a member of the school family so the school is grieving his loss along with his family and friends.

He said the school will transport students by bus to and from Wilson's funeral if they wish to attend. He noted that the school already was scheduled to let out students early Friday due to a staff in-service in the afternoon.

Wilson's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ball Club Community Center. A wake will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at the center and continue until the time of the service.

Two boys from Deer River, ages 16 and 17, were arrested in conjunction with the fatal stabbing.

One of the boys was charged Tuesday in Itasca County with two counts of second-degree murder and three counts of third-degree assault. The charges are all felonies.