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Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday in Beltrami County
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Late ice for the lakes: As with last year, ice-in on area waters is later than usual
BOYS BASKETBALL: Second-half effort comes up short
FOOTBALL: Beavers hope for one last victory
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers end losing streak with 2-0 win over Mankato
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What is doing the right thing?
November 22, 2016
Bemidji area in winter weather advisory through Wednesday morning
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County, as well as Hubbard, Clearwater and Cass counties, are in a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service says a wintry mix of snow and rain will continue through Wednesday morning, with snow accumulations of up to 2 inches...
November 22, 2016 - 2:28pm
November 14, 2016
Anti-pipeline activists appear in court
BAGLEY—Two Washington state women charged with felonies related to tampering with Enbridge pipeline valves in Clearwater County, Minn.,...
November 14, 2016 - 5:42pm
State officials visit to assess storm damages
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Department of Public Safety staff planned to be in Beltrami County on Wednesday and Clearwater County on Thursday, to meet with local officials and possibly survey damage from late July windstorms. The assessment crews are part of the Homeland Security and Emergency...
September 14, 2016 - 7:22pm
September 1, 2016
Federal case to go before state charges against man in helicopter shooting
DULUTH -- Federal charges against a Clearbrook, Minn., man accused of shooting at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter in early August, leaving a Polk County deputy with shrapnel injuries, will proceed ahead of Minnesota charges. Carstie Lee Clausen, 71, waived detention...
September 1, 2016 - 9:17pm
August 31, 2016
Hearing for Clearwater County man delayed
BAGLEY—An omnibus hearing for a Clearwater County man charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of possession of child pornography has been moved to October. Andrew George Damann Jr., 36, appeared in Clearwater County court Wednesday where his attorney,...
August 31, 2016 - 5:12pm
August 15, 2016
Blackduck man in stable condition after single-vehicle accident
BEMIDJI--A Blackduck man was seriously injured after the truck he was driving went off the road Thursday. Joshua Platt, 33, was driving a concrete truck north on Clearwater County Road 2 near Shevlin at about 2:37 p.m. According to a Minnesota State Patrol report, the truck swerved...
August 15, 2016 - 6:20pm
August 11, 2016
Accused of shooting helicopter on drug reconnaissance mission, Clearbrook man faces federal complaint
MINNEAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors have filed a complaint alleging three crimes by a northwest Minnesota man accused of shooting a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter flying a drug reconnaissance mission. The complaint filed against Carstie Lee Clausen of Clearbrook, Minn.,...
August 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
Clearwater County man faces new criminal sexual conduct charges
BEMIDJI--A 36-year-old Clearwater County man charged with criminal sexual conduct is facing three new charges, according to an amended criminal complaint. Andrew George Damann was originally charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 -- one in...
August 11, 2016 - 9:09pm
August 10, 2016
Federal charges mulled for suspect in helicopter shooting
BAGLEY, Minn. — Federal prosecutors are considering charges against a man accused of shooting at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, an incident leaving a sheriff's deputy with shrapnel injuries to his arm, ribs and eyes. The U.S. Attorney's Office is reviewing the...
August 10, 2016 - 9:26pm
August 9, 2016
Attempted murder charge filed against man accused of shooting at Customs and Border helicopter
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — The man accused of firing a rifle at a helicopter carrying federal and local drug task force agents Monday faces three felony charges, including second-degree attempted murder. Carstie Lee Clausen, 71, of Clearbrook was scheduled to make his first appearance...
August 9, 2016 - 1:44pm
August 8, 2016
Polk County deputy injured after Clearbrook man shoots at helicopter
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — A Polk County Sheriff's deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding in Monday morning. Charges are pending against Carstie Lee Clausen of Clearbrook, who reportedly shot twice at the helicopter with a high-powered...
August 8, 2016 - 5:22pm
August 3, 2016
Clearwater County man arrested for criminal sexual conduct
BEMIDJI -- A 36-year-old Clearwater County man was arrested last week on charges of first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 and possession of child pornography in Clearwater County, according to a release from the Clearbrook-Gonvick Police Department....
August 3, 2016 - 6:16pm
July 2, 2016
UPDATED: 14-year-old Bemidji boy severely burned in ATV accident
BEMIDJI -- A 14-year-old Bemidji boy is in serious condition after being severely burned Monday when an all-terrain vehicle driven by a friend caught fire near Leonard, Minn. According to Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson the boy, identified by his mother as Gabe Schwarzlander,...
July 2, 2016 - 2:15pm
June 1, 2016
Bagley man sentenced in vehicular homicide case had told passengers to pretend it didn't happen
BAGLEY, Minn.—A 43-year-old Bagley man convicted of vehicular homicide after hitting a man with a Chevy Tahoe and then telling his passengers to pretend they didn't see anything was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Elmer William Thompson pleaded guilty to the felony...
June 1, 2016 - 2:52pm
May 27, 2016
Clearbrook man dies in dirt bike accident
CLEARBROOK—A 23-year-old man died after an apparent motorcycle accident Thursday in Clearbrook. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office received a call at 8:21 p.m. about a body found along the railroad grade just outside Clearbrook city limits, a release from the sheriff's office...
May 27, 2016 - 3:45pm