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Road closures this week in Beltrami County
Dayton may call special session if Mille Lacs lake walleye season closes
Dragon Boat Festival begins: Lack of parking may be difficult
‘Spamalot’ offers Pythonesque laughs: Play loosely adapted from Monty Python film opens Wednesday
Bake sale and used-a-bit sale scheduled
GOLF: Weather delays golf on Day 2 of Birchmont
BEMIDJI ROUNDUP: Local fighter signs with Vegas promotion
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji ends season at Fergus Falls
YOUTH BASEBALL: Northern Heat 10-year-olds heading to World Series
LUMBERJACKS: McRae named swim coach, Miller new dance coach
Thomas Bonar, Sr.
Nicholas Hunter Sledge
Robert James Welle
Keven John Majava
John Eggers: Will you leave a trail?
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: As nice as eating flowers can be, it can also be a little scary
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: New Horizons visits Pluto on Bastille Day
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Strawberry renovation begins now
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Learning from the first teachers
First City Singers 'on a mission': Senior group seeking members to carry on a musical tradition
Pioneer Previews: The soothing sounds of music
You can come home again: Accomplished singer/performer Matt Goinz returns to lend a hand in PBP final show of the season
Art briefs - Sunday July 26
Off The Record Blog: Here is the trailer for the second season of ‘Fargo’
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
Blane Klemek: The distinctive songs and calls of the eastern towhee
Family Moments: Bessie Moller Barrington and Lillian Shuman
Joseph Cotto: Intelligence in 21st Century America
Bob Franken: Wither that sucker Trump
Rich Lowry: The toxic worldview of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Don’t help the terrorists
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji area veterans deserve a service center of their own
July 27, 2015
Pancake breakfast in Cass Lake on Sunday
CASS LAKE -- The Cass Lake Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cass Lake Senior Center, 219 Cedar Ave. NW, in Cass Lake. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6- to 12-years-old and children younger than 6 are free. The menu will...
News / local
July 27, 2015 - 6:06pm
July 15, 2015
Cass Lake woman arrested with narcotics gets two weeks in jail
CASS LAKE—A Cass Lake woman arrested for possession of narcotics in April received a two-week jail sentence Monday in Cass County District...
July 15, 2015 - 5:36pm
July 14, 2015
Three Cass Lake men arrested with a quarter-pound of meth
CASS LAKE—Three Cass Lake men face felony first-degree controlled substance charges after the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department seized...
July 14, 2015 - 5:05pm
July 10, 2015
Seven arrested after meth search warrants served in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE—The Leech Lake Tribal Police recently executed two search warrants on separate residences in Cass Lake and arrested seven people. The search warrants were issued to locate methamphetamine. Four juveniles were placed into protective custody as the result of one search...
July 10, 2015 - 5:51pm
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
July 8, 2015
Minnetonka man appears in court after Cass Lake boating death
BEMIDJI—A Minnetonka charged with criminal vehicular homicide after a fatal Fourth of July accident on Cass Lake appeared in Beltrami County...
July 8, 2015 - 10:24am
July 7, 2015
Cass Lake man gets maximum sentence in strangulation case
WALKER, Minn. -- A 44-year-old man was given the maximum sentence after he strangled someone in front of a child. Dallas Wayne Smith, Cass Lake, was found guilty of the felony crime of domestic assault by strangulation after a two-day trial in June in Cass County District Court...
News / region
July 7, 2015 - 2:49pm
July 6, 2015
Cass Lake man pleads not guilty to sex assault on 11-year-old
BEMIDJI—A Cass Lake man recently entered not guilty pleas to two counts of criminal sexual conduct in Beltrami County District Court. Lance Kingbird, 47, was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after he was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old...
July 6, 2015 - 8:08pm
Cass Lake man who held woman hostage in federal custody
CASS LAKE—A warrant has been issued for a Cass Lake man who faces 14 felony charges after he allegedly barricaded himself and a female...
July 6, 2015 - 7:57pm
UPDATED: Woman dies after being thrown from boat on Cass Lake
BEMIDJI—An Eden Prairie woman died Saturday after being thrown from a boat on Cass Lake and a Minnetonka man has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4:15 p.m., deputies responded to a...
July 6, 2015 - 5:18pm
July 5, 2015
Generation I: Cass Lake woman to attend Washington, D.C., event focusing on improving life for indigenous youth
CASS LAKE—It began with Generation X, then Y and now, Generation I. The nation's capitol will welcome 800 Generation Indigenous, or...
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July 5, 2015 - 12:42am
July 4, 2015
Two men, a minivan and a dream: Rez Reporter and Jonny R are headed to Hollywood
BEMIDJI—Comedians Rob Fairbanks, aka the Rez Reporter, and Jon "Jonny R" Roberts decided one day in May they were going to be famous. Fairbanks...
July 4, 2015 - 2:06pm
June 26, 2015
Cass Lake man charged with molesting 8-year-old girl
BEMIDJI—A Cass Lake man appeared in Beltrami County District Court on Monday facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct after he was...
June 26, 2015 - 5:55pm
June 23, 2015
Norway Beach Campground “loop” closed for season
CASS LAKE -- The Chippewa National Forest recently announced the closure of the Norway Beach Campground Loop within the Norway Beach Recreation Area because of a break in a water main. All current and future reservations have been canceled and refunds are being processed through...
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June 23, 2015 - 7:59pm
June 19, 2015
Two arrested in prescription pill trafficking case
BEMIDJI—Two Cass Lake women were arrested Thursday for allegedly trafficking illegal prescription pills. Elizabeth Beaulieu, 29, and...
June 19, 2015 - 3:21pm