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Syngenta settles Minnesota corn-contamination suit in trial
'A blessing and a curse.' Saved from the rubble, Minn. plane crash victim won $27.7M judgement before judge reversed it.
After skydiving mishap, Army staff sergeant from Minn. takes on traumatic brain injury
Attacked with a hammer, third-grader in California died trying to defend his little sister, family says
Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down amid hacking scandal
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Bemidji bowlers compete at NY Mills
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SOCCER: Beavers win seventh straight
John E. Werner
Richard "Dick" Louis Rutherford Sr.
Kathleen "Kitty" Filar Johnson
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PATT RALL COLUMN: Louie did not go gentle into that good night: Remembering Louis Marchand
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Schools need all of our help for 100 percent grad rate
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
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Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jerry Willet remembered as fine legislator
COMMENTARY: Be informed about Cass Lake-Bena referendum
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September 14, 2016
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
May 25, 2016
Former Clearwater County pastor sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for sexual contact with children
BAGLEY, Minn. -- A former pastor in northwestern Minnesota was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years and 10 months in prison for having sexual contact with children. The Rev. Scott Morey, Shevlin, Minn., was charged in 2014 with eight first-degree, three second-degree and three fourth-degree...
May 25, 2016 - 8:08pm
April 21, 2016
Clearwater County pastor found guilty of criminal sexual conduct
BAGLEY—A Clearwater County pastor was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Scott Morey, of Shevlin, was arrested in January of 2015 and charged with multiple counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between...
April 21, 2016 - 2:37pm