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Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director
There’s a new sheriff’s dog in town: K9 unit brings in Mac, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois
HOUSING: State level processing continues for Westwood Acres residents
DNA results point to owner of severed fingers found in East Grand Forks
Crime report for Aug. 24
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji drops season opener to Alexandria
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks blank Wolves
SWIMMING: Jacks aim for sixth straight section title
Roseadelle F. Johnson
Ardith "Ardie" Olson Kolstad
Joan Iris Pope
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MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
January 28, 2014
Judge orders against Helga Township farmer in excavation case
PARK RAPIDS -- A Hubbard County judge on Monday ordered a Laporte man to stop removing dirt and rocks from his property without a permit, possibly putting an end to a civil suit that has occupied Helga Township's attention since July 2012.
January 28, 2014 - 6:15pm
January 21, 2014
Court ruling allows Vikings stadium finance to proceed
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court this afternoon tossed out a lawsuit challenging the financing of a new Vikings stadium, averting a situation that Gov. Mark Dayton said could have stopped construction. Justices dismissed...
January 21, 2014 - 3:59pm
December 26, 2013
Lawsuit alleges tot was burned on Duluth manhole cover
DULUTH -- Megan and Troy Brown were visiting Duluth for a relative’s wedding on Aug. 26, 2011, when they decided to stop on the Lakewalk for a photo in front of the Aerial Lift Bridge. It was then that their 2-year-old son, Jacob, tripped and fell on a scalding hot manhole cover...
December 26, 2013 - 8:42am
Charges dismissed against 5 in fish poaching case
MINNEAPOLIS — Indictments against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations and selling them on the black market were dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said treaties with the Chippewa Indians protect their rights...
November 26, 2013 - 1:44pm
October 8, 2013
Former Cass Lake school district board member facing theft charges
A former Cass Lake-Bena School District employee and school board member is facing six counts of felony theft for embezzlement. Terri Vail, 52, of Cass Lake appeared in Cass County District Court on Monday. The Cass County attorney’s office reported that Vail appeared pursuant...
October 8, 2013 - 6:23pm
September 5, 2013
Duluth considers settling with Bentleyville preachers
Forum News Service The Duluth City Council will consider on Monday whether to approve a $177,500 settlement that would resolve a suit brought by two evangelists who claimed their civil rights were violated when they were told to leave a holiday light display at Bayfront Park, where...
September 5, 2013 - 9:16am
June 1, 2013
Evaluating mental health of crime suspects a tough task
By Brandt Williams MPR News 91.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS — Legislators in Minnesota and around the country have responded to recent mass shootings by passing laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of people who have mental illnesses and may be dangerous. Experts say most...
June 1, 2013 - 9:51pm
May 8, 2013
Red Lake man pleads not guilty to two separate burglaries
BEMIDJI — A man accused of participating in two burglaries, including one that netted over a dozen weapons, pleaded not guilty to both crimes Monday. Dustin Reginald Barrett, 21, of Red Lake, entered the pleas in Beltrami District Judge John Melbye’s court. Police say Barrett...
May 8, 2013 - 5:53pm
May 6, 2013
Registered sex offender faces new sexual assault charge
BEMIDJI — The day after he bailed out of jail, where he was being held for failing to register as a predatory offender, authorities say Jeremy...
May 6, 2013 - 5:17pm
April 4, 2013
Appeals court hears arguments in Minnesota wolf hunt suit
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawyers for opponents of Minnesota's wolf hunt argue the state didn't adequately consider public concerns before the first managed hunt was established. The state Court of Appeals is hearing arguments from two wolf advocacy groups that say the Department of...
April 4, 2013 - 8:45am
April 1, 2013
Family argues about money for slain Minn. officer
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Four relatives of a Cold Spring police officer killed while on duty in November are squabbling about who should control the money donated to his family. A Stearns County judge has scheduled a Monday hearing to sort out the dispute between Thomas Decker's...
April 1, 2013 - 9:31am
March 28, 2013
Judge orders man to remove wetland road
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has ordered a Fergus Falls man to remove the road he built on federally-protected wetland. Forty-nine-year-old James Bosek was also sentenced to two years of probation Wednesday and was ordered to restore the wetland on his rural Douglas...
March 28, 2013 - 8:40am
March 26, 2013
Man sentenced for failure to report sex abuse
BEMIDJI - Sexual abuse that began four years ago in a Bemidji home was deemed to have gone on unchecked by the adoptive father of the victims. For the crime of fifth-degree permitting sexual abuse, Gregory Brian-Will Thompson, 55, was sentenced to two years in jail, all but 120 days...
March 26, 2013 - 11:14pm
February 18, 2013
Man sues Brainerd college over Facebook comments
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A man has filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Brainerd's Central Lakes College after he says he was expelled for a Facebook post. Craig Keefe, of Gull Lake, is suing to be reinstated to his nursing program as well as damages from the defendants, which...
February 18, 2013 - 8:25am
February 10, 2013
Beltrami County Court Report for February 10
The following cases were heard on Jan. 29 by Beltrami District Judge Shari Schlucter: Blaise Onchagwa Nyaronge, 23, of Bemidji was sentenced for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. He must serve one year in jail, 363 days of which are stayed for three years. Credit for time served...
February 10, 2013 - 11:22pm