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Motorist dies week after crashing into State Patrol squad
She said she was sexually assaulted by a state trooper. His camera footage shows otherwise
NDSU gets nod to raise money for new ag center, indoor athletic practice facility
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Minnesota man sentenced for beating newborn 'like grown man'
BSU hockey programs meet APR standards
MEN'S HOCKEY: Incoming Beaver named USA Hockey goalie of the year
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter still on crutches but optimistic about recovery
Vikings LB Anthony Barr, waiting for contract extension, absent from OTAs
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Byron "Doc" Berry
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Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
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Dead or alive perennials, and how to tell
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix
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Around the Arts, May 20
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Area veteran says he’s suffering consequences of antimalarial drug prescribed during 148th Fighter Wing deployment
After late start, growers pleased with progress so far
Shortage of truckers starting to cause prices to rise
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
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Barb & Rick
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
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MASTER GARDENERS: Pollinators not limited to the bees or butterflies
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The term 'water protectors' is about much more than protests
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December 28, 2016
Building community at Camp: Annual Winter Camp brings Cass Lake area kids together
BENA—Dozens of children spent their day learning archery, making crafts and playing traditional games at the Bena Community Center on Wednesday...
December 28, 2016 - 6:57pm
December 24, 2016
Three injured in head-on collision in Bena
BEMIDJI -- Two people were taken to a Fargo hospital after a head-on collision Friday afternoon in Bena. According to a Minnesota State Patrol...
December 24, 2016 - 12:42pm
November 17, 2016
Bena man faces criminal vehicular homicide charges
WALKER, Minn. -- A 31-year-old Bena man who was allegedly drinking faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after the car he was driving went off the road and hit three trees last month near Walker, killing his passenger. Phillip C. Nelson has been charged in Cass County District...
November 17, 2016 - 8:16pm
November 16, 2016
Medical ‘school’: Annual ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ event held at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
BEMIDJI -- Gabriel Rock brought his stuffed animal dragon, “Mr. Draggy,” to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center on Wednesday morning hoping a...
November 16, 2016 - 5:57pm
July 25, 2016
BNSF train derails near Bena
BENA -- Crews continued to clean up Monday after BNSF Railway train derailed Friday near Bena, Minn., according to railway personnel. Amy McBeth,...
July 25, 2016 - 9:02pm
April 29, 2016
Chippewa National Forest plans prescribed burns
CASS LAKE—Chippewa National Forest officials have scheduled prescribed burns this weekend. On Saturday, a 65-acre prescribed burn will be located approximately six miles southeast of Cass Lake, on the east side of Lake Thirteen. On Sunday, the 40-acre prescribed burn will be...
April 29, 2016 - 2:47pm
March 25, 2016
BCLB wrestling team holds awards banquet
The Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena Wrestling team recently held its end of the season wrestling awards banquet, where wrestlers and coaches were recognized...
March 25, 2016 - 12:31pm
February 23, 2016
PREP WRESTLING: Six area wrestlers qualify for state tournament
Four wrestlers from Blackduck/Cass Lake Bena qualified for the Minnesota Class A high school state wrestling tournament Saturday with second-place...
February 23, 2016 - 9:44am
December 4, 2015
BCLB starts wrestling season
Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena's Logan Dobmeier pins United North Central's Garett Butler in the 126-pound weight class during the first match of a...
December 4, 2015 - 10:58am
October 8, 2015
EDUCATION: Student counselor deficit concerns Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Board
BENA—Despite being shy of a full staff, administrators at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school in Bena say the school year is off to a good start. School Board members heard from newly hired staff at Thursday's meeting and discussed how to resolve the need for mental health counselors...
October 8, 2015 - 9:23pm
September 3, 2015
Wounded Warrior Project to benefit from WinnieFEST 2015: Music festival and sportsman’s show in Bena this weekend
BENA -- The Big Winnie Store and Lake Winnie Area Resort Association have teamed up to present WinnieFEST 2015 this Labor Day weekend in Bena. The two-day music festival celebrating the unofficial end of summer will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
September 3, 2015 - 10:38pm
August 26, 2015
Leech Lake applies to have Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School building replaced
CASS LAKE — The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe said Wednesday it has formally submitted its application to the U.S. Department of the Interior to replace its dilapidated Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School located in Bena. The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School's run-down conditions have...
August 26, 2015 - 5:16pm
August 13, 2015
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig schools on Congressional radar
BENA—Members of the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school board and staff were pleased to see their school's name on a Congressional letter of support...
August 13, 2015 - 9:56pm
July 9, 2015
Staffing changes continue at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school
BENA—While school is out for summer break, administrators at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools in Bena are taking the opportunity to restructure staffing before student orientation in August. The school board approved the hiring of an academic principal and accepted the resignations...
July 9, 2015 - 10:17pm
June 12, 2015
EDUCATION: New principal hired for Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
BENA—Students returning to Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools in the fall will be greeted by a new face. School administration announced at June's regular School Board meeting Thursday the K-12 principal vacancy has been filled. Interim Superintendent Pam Walker, who is also the school's...
June 12, 2015 - 6:03pm