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Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
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Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
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Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
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DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
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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. Drought Monitor showed a new area of moderate drought centered on Carlton and northern...
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
February 13, 2013
Historical Society dinner, auction set
BAGLEY – The second annual Clearwater County Historical Society dinner fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bagley American Legion. A roast pork dinner will be offered for a free-will donation. There will also be a silent auction of donated items from 11 a.m....
February 13, 2013 - 6:48am
December 29, 2012
Court ruling, citing prosecutorial missteps, is the latest chapter in Leisa Martin case that one lawyer called ‘bizarre’
By Jim Anderson Star Tribune BAGLEY – To a tangled homicide investigation that includes a family’s tightly held “shroud of secrets,” strife between two brothers, and a mysterious note on a bank deposit slip left on Leisa Martin’s grave, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has...
December 29, 2012 - 12:35am
December 14, 2012
Clearwater County adults receive 4-H awards
BAGLEY – Lindsay Anderson and Marie Powell, both of Bagley, were named the 2012 Clearwater County 4-H Volunteers of the Year. Typically, only one volunteer from the county is selected to receive this award. However, two volunteers were selected for their exceptional efforts to improve...
December 14, 2012 - 10:38pm
December 7, 2012
Bagley youth receives Minnesota Key Award
BAGLEY – Brady Anderson of Bagley was recently awarded the Minnesota Key Award by Clearwater County 4-H for outstanding contributions to his local 4-H club and community. In order to be considered for the Minnesota Key Award, a 4-H’er must be 16 years old, have been a 4-H member...
December 7, 2012 - 6:13pm
4-H youth elected as council leaders
BAGLEY – Five youth have been elected to serve as officers of the Clearwater County 4-H Leaders’ Council, which works to promote 4-H and...
December 7, 2012 - 6:10pm