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GigaZone now in Laporte, Becida and Solway
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PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
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Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
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Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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December 4, 2009
Federal jury convicts Red Lake woman of murder, assault
A federal trial jury Friday in Minneapolis convicted a woman from the Red Lake Nation of murdering a 14-year-old boy and assaulting a 17-year old boy with a knife. Patricia Ann Brown was specifically found guilty of one count of murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon....
December 4, 2009 - 4:17pm
November 10, 2009
Redby couple under federal indictment in relation to murder of 21-year-old
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a 27-year-old Redby man and a 22-year-old Redby woman for allegedly murdering a 21-year-old man on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. In an indictment filed with the U.S. District Court Tuesday, Kelly James Maxwell and Natalie...
November 10, 2009 - 3:38pm
November 9, 2009
news local crime HED: Pipeliners charged Three men arraigned Monday for felony assault By Molly Miron Pioneer Editor Three men in Bemidji from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas were charged Monday in Beltrami County District Court with felony first-degree burglary, felony fourth-degree...
November 9, 2009 - 5:15pm
November 4, 2009
Red Lake man under federal indictment on charges of committing sex crimes against 2 boys
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a 21-year-old Red Lake man for allegedly sexually abusing two boys ages 6 and 7 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. In an indictment filed with the U.S. District Court Wednesday, Eagle Wind Lajeunesse was charged with one count...
November 4, 2009 - 5:25pm
November 3, 2009
Grandfather videotaped Fargo dentist's home to aid accused murderer, documents say
FARGO -- The father-in-law of slain Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso told his handyman, who is accused of Gattuso's murder, that he wanted his son-in-law "gone or dead," according to charges filed today. Gene Kirkpatrick, 63, of Oklahoma City, was charged in Cass County District Court...
November 3, 2009 - 6:45pm
Murder suspect laid in wait: Charges filed, details emerge in dentist slaying
He was waiting. The morning that Philip Gattuso was killed by multiple blows to the head with a hammer, an hour before the 49-year-old dropped his daughter off at day care, a truck and a trailer police believe were driven by the man accused of murdering him arrived at The Bowler. From...
November 3, 2009 - 6:43pm
October 30, 2009
Remains of missing Red Lake girl found
FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson reported that the remains of a Red Lake Nation girl were found on the reservation. He said he was contacted Tuesday night by a Red Lake Public Safety officer and the Red Lake Fire Department. The remains were sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner...
October 30, 2009 - 4:04pm
October 22, 2009
Woman arrested in shooting death in Beltrami County
At 10:23 a.m. Tuesday, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, along with Blackduck Ambulance and the Kelliher Fire Department, responded to a...
October 22, 2009 - 10:44pm
Beltrami County man dies two days after shooting
Matthew David Albert, the 27-year-old victim of a Tuesday shooting in Shooks Township, was pronounced dead today at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis. Albert was alive but unconscious and was transported by Blackduck Ambulance to a landing site and transferred to the North Memorial...
October 22, 2009 - 4:22pm
October 21, 2009
Driver killed in accident near Clearbrook this morning
A driver was killed this morning after the person's car went off a Clearwater County road and started on fire, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A patrol dispatcher said the incident happened at approximately 8 a.m. The driver was eastbound on state Highway 92 about 1 mile...
October 21, 2009 - 5:11pm
BSU and NTC President Quistgaard announces retirement
Jon E. Quistgaard, president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, announced today that he plans to retire in mid-summer...
October 21, 2009 - 11:15am
September 22, 2009
Appeals court affirms Alfonso Rodriguez' death sentence
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the death sentence of a convicted rapist in the 2003 kidnapping and death of a University of North Dakota student in a case that led both Minnesota and North Dakota to toughen their sex-offender laws. The 8th U.S. Circuit...
September 22, 2009 - 11:01am
August 21, 2009
ELCA approves controversial non-celibate gay clergy proposal
By Forum Communications Co. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has approved a proposal that will allow non-celibate gays to serve in the clergy by a 559 to 451 vote at the denomination's Churchwide Assembly today. The resolution states the the ELCA commits itself to "finding...
August 21, 2009 - 6:10pm
August 6, 2009
Man shot by police in Nymore dies following shooting
An 18-year-old man who was shot by a Bemidji Police officer Thursday in Nymore died as a result of the shooting. The man, who has not been identified,...
August 6, 2009 - 1:14pm
July 16, 2009
MeritCare informs employees it has approved letter of intent for merger with Sanford
FARGO - MeritCare employees and physicians have been informed today that the health system's board of directors has approved a letter of intent to merge with Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Employees and physicians are asked to attend one of a series of meetings to explain...
July 16, 2009 - 3:14pm