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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
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?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
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
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
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
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