Skip to main content
United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats
Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Garage sale set for May 6
Asylum seekers fleeing U.S. finding cold comfort in Canadian courts
The church of baseball: Bemidji native, former major leaguer Hickerson has fascinating past combining sport with ministry
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Neiderreiter
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
BASEBALL: BSU swept at U-Mary
Phyllis E. Neff
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Kathleen Lynn Paul
Willow Skye Forsberg
Frances Eula Oslin
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
'Expo'-sure to the arts: Group to host first-ever Arts Expo on Saturday
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
First Friday Fest at Rail River
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Growing beans from seed to harvest
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A leader or a partisan pawn?
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
March 14, 2017
Homeowner charged with arson after fire destroys Ottertail home
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Fire heavily damaged a home here Saturday night, March 11, resulting in officials calling it a complete loss, an Otter...
March 14, 2017 - 8:26am
February 9, 2017
20-year-old charged with arson for burning parents' house
OLIVIA, Minn. — A 20-year-old man lit his parents' Olivia home on fire early Dec. 3, authorities say — but not before he had moved...
February 9, 2017 - 4:57pm
January 6, 2017
Bemidji man pleads guilty to amended arson charge
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man originally accused of first-degree arson pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree arson Tuesday after the charges were amended. Michael James Durant, 33, initially pleaded not guilty to first-degree arson on Nov. 30. The original, more severe charge...
January 6, 2017 - 3:22pm
November 30, 2016
Bemidji man pleads not guilty to arson charge
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of intentionally setting a fire inside his deceased mother's mobile home pleaded not guilty to one charge of first-degree arson Monday. Michael James Durant, 33, was released from the Beltrami County Jail earlier this month. At an Oct. 31 hearing,...
November 30, 2016 - 5:01pm
Park Rapids man admits to burning down garage
A Park Rapids man was arrested and charged with felony second degree arson after admitting to local grocery store employees and law enforcement...
November 30, 2016 - 10:46am
October 31, 2016
Bemidji man charged with arson released from jail
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man charged with first-degree arson will be released from the Beltrami County Jail. Michael James Durant, 33, appeared...
October 31, 2016 - 6:38pm
September 29, 2016
Bemidji man charged with arson
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man was charged with one count of first-degree arson Thursday after allegedly setting two mattresses on fire, according to a criminal complaint. Michael James Durant, 33, was arrested Wednesday after a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy received a report of a...
September 29, 2016 - 4:57pm
July 1, 2016
Police arrest suspect in Moorhead homicide, arson case
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Justin Marshal Critt had many previous encounters with police before he emerged as the suspect in a killing that also involved...
July 1, 2016 - 5:17pm
December 19, 2015
St. Cloud man convicted in arson case
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A Stearns County jury Thursday convicted a St. Cloud man of first-degree arson for setting fire to the home of a woman who had recently ended a relationship with him. Desmond Lamart Jones, 39, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 5. He had been accused of setting...
December 19, 2015 - 5:52pm
December 11, 2015
East Grand Forks man charged with arson in torching of Somali restaurant; police searching for suspect
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks police are searching for a 25-year-old Minnesota man charged in the deliberate torching of a Somali restaurant...
December 11, 2015 - 10:13pm
December 9, 2015
Police release video of Grand Forks Somali restaurant arson suspect, witness heard 'tiny explosion'
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks police have released a video of a person believed to be involved in possible arson at a Somali restaurant breaking...
December 9, 2015 - 6:21pm
May 30, 2015
Officials ponder fate of historic bridge in Blackduck
The status of the the 113-year-old historic trestle bridge in Blackduck that was burned April 13 is still under consideration. About 200 feet...
May 30, 2015 - 8:11pm
May 6, 2015
Three juveniles identified in Blackduck trestle bridge burning
BLACKDUCK—Authorities have identified three juvenile suspects they say are responsible for burning a large portion of a historic, 113-year-old...
May 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
January 30, 2015
Arson suspected in Naytahwaush fire
NAYTAHWAUSH -- Officials are investigating a Friday morning fire in Naytahwaush as a possible arson case. At approximately 10 a.m., an officer from the White Earth Police Department saw smoke coming from a residence at 218 Village Avenue in Naytahwaush, according to a release from...
January 30, 2015 - 6:11pm
November 17, 2014
Former Eckles Township man sentenced to two months for arson
BEMIDJI -- A former resident of Eckles Township has been sentenced to two months in the Beltrami County Jail for an arson charge from 2012. Donald...
November 17, 2014 - 7:03pm