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Around the Arts, August 13
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
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PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
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Jeff & Becky Musburger
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing the Democratic party back to its roots
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Letter to the Editor: Racism isn't somewhere else or in the past
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April 9, 2014
Five arrested in Bagley drug bust
BAGLEY -- Five people have been arrested in connection with a methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drug bust in Clearwater County. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force were watching the individuals since January, according to court documents....
April 9, 2014 - 7:37pm
January 23, 2014
Not guilty verdict in Troy Martin case
BEMIDJI -- Troy Martin’s family exhaled sighs of relief from the back row of the south courtroom in the Beltrami County Courthouse after a not guilty verdict was delivered by the jury on Thursday. His wife, Jennifer, cried. “It’s been four years of just terrible,” Martin...
January 23, 2014 - 8:57pm
NOT GUILTY: Verdict delivered in Troy Martin murder trial
BEMIDJI - It will be a few days before Troy Martin and his family adjust to the not guilty verdict handed down from the jury Thursday afternoon. "It's been four years of just terrible," Martin said as he exited the courtroom. The jury heard closing arguments this morning and deliberated...
January 23, 2014 - 5:09pm
January 22, 2014
TROY MARTIN MURDER TRIAL: Verdict could come this week
BEMIDJI -- Troy Martin’s future may be decided by the end of the week. The prosecution rested its case in Martin’s murder trial Wednesday morning, and a few hours later, the defense rested as well. The court has heard from 23 witnesses during the weeklong trial thus far. Troy...
January 22, 2014 - 8:53pm
January 21, 2014
TROY MARTIN MURDER TRIAL: Inconsistencies and alleged confessions brought up in trial
BEMIDJI -- A missing report has reappeared in the Troy Martin murder trial. Troy Martin, 41, of Bagley is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of his sister Leisa Martin in October 1998. Leisa died of asphyxiation, presumably on her family’s property south of Bagley,...
January 21, 2014 - 9:52pm
January 17, 2014
TROY MARTIN MURDER CASE: Brother testifies against brother
BEMIDJI -- Troy Martin’s murder trial has centered around his brother, Todd Martin, since it began Wednesday in Beltrami County Court. On Friday, the Martin brothers came face-to-face as Todd took the witness stand. Troy Martin is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death...
January 17, 2014 - 9:34pm
January 16, 2014
TROY MARTIN MURDER CASE: Initial investigation questioned in second day of trial
BEMIDJI -- A missing investigator’s report and inaccuracies in a criminal complaint were highlighted Thursday in the second day of Troy Martin’s second-degree murder trial. Troy Martin, 41, is on trial for the 1998 death of his then-older sister, Leisa Martin, at the Martin family...
January 16, 2014 - 8:48pm
January 15, 2014
Twists and turns dominate first day of murder trial: Troy Martin faces charges in 1998 death of sister near Bagley
BEMIDJI -- Troy Martin sat quietly before a jury of 14 people in courtroom Wednesday, the first day of his second-degree murder trial in the death of his sister more than 15 years ago. Martin, 41, is charged in the Oct. 28, 1998, death of Leisa Renae Martin, at a rural Bagley, Minn.,...
January 15, 2014 - 10:05pm
January 14, 2014
Martin murder trial moved to Beltrami County
BEMIDJI -- A jury trial for a 1998 murder in Clearwater County is underway in Beltrami County. Troy Martin, 41, of Bagley will be tried for his part in the death of his sister 15 years ago. Martin faces a second-degree unintentional murder charge. Martin and his brother Todd, 38,...
January 14, 2014 - 6:56pm
September 3, 2013
Clearwater History Center begins fall hours
SHEVLIN-- The Clearwater County History Center has begun the fall hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment. Several special events are planned for the evening and weekend hours for the fall months. Admission to the center is free, but donations are...
September 3, 2013 - 4:35pm
August 22, 2013
Drought making comeback in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As drought conditions return to Minnesota, authorities warned Thursday that the wildfire danger is rising throughout much of the state. A weekly update from the U.S.
August 22, 2013 - 9:37am
August 2, 2013
Clearwater County Fair underway
Judge Tom Foss evaluates the entries in the summer yearling heifer class at the Clearwater County Fair Thursday. The fair continues through Sunday....
August 2, 2013 - 12:21am
June 19, 2013
Minnesota traffic deaths rise in 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Traffic safety officials say Minnesota last year saw its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007. The final crash report shows Minnesota had 395 traffic deaths in 2012. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2011, when 368 deaths were recorded. But...
June 19, 2013 - 4:08pm
March 6, 2013
Clearbrook man gets sentenced for sexual assault
BEMIDJI – A 61-year-old Clearbrook man was sentenced last month to six months in jail and 25 years probation after pleading guilty to sexual crimes with a girl, beginning when she was younger than 7. Rodney Erickson, 61, pleaded guilty in October to second-degree criminal sexual...
March 6, 2013 - 12:19am
March 5, 2013
Protesters camp near pipeline in hopes of dialogue with Enbridge
BEMIDJI – Just over a snowbank in rural Clearwater County, four orange posts stick out of the ground. They mark where four Enbridge pipelines transporting crude oil sit underground. But they also mark a point of protest for those sitting around a campfire on the other side of the...
March 5, 2013 - 11:43am