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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
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Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
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November 29, 2012
Woman faces jail for abusing girl
BEMIDJI – A 24-year-old Pennington woman will be sentenced for abusing a young girl. Deanna Antonia Beaudreau on Wednesday entered an Alford plea before Beltrami County District Judge Shari Schluchter for felony third-degree assault, past pattern of child abuse. An Alford plea...
November 29, 2012 - 9:05pm
November 20, 2012
Red Lake man sentenced for assaulting woman with shovel
MINNEAPOLIS – A 26-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced Monday for assaulting a woman on the Red Lake Reservation. Myron Lee Jones Jr. was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Michael...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2012
Redby man sentenced for burglary
MINNEAPOLIS – A 38-year-old Redby man was sentenced Monday in federal court for his connection with a July 24, 2011, home invasion and burglary of a residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Robert Joseph Downwind was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison on one count of...
November 19, 2012 - 11:58pm
November 16, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report
The following cases were heard Nov. 13 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Paul Benshoof: -- Kimberly Dale Oxford, 27, of Cass Lake, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process. She was sentenced to one year in jail, with 335 days stayed for two years. She...
November 16, 2012 - 7:54pm
November 9, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for November 11
The following cases were heard Nov. 5 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Shari Schluchter: -- Llewellyn Charles Thunder, 47, of Redby, was sentenced for felony theft by check. He was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison with the sentence stayed for five years. He must...
November 9, 2012 - 4:54pm
Halvorson sentenced for firearm charge
BEMIDJI – A Bemidji man has been sentenced for shooting at the Bemidji Pioneer office building in early 2011. Edward Michael Halvorson, 38, currently serving a 64-month prison sentence on an unrelated weapons charge, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months and one day in prison for...
November 9, 2012 - 1:55am
Walker man sentenced for harassment
BEMIDJI – A 21-year-old Walker man has been sentenced for felony harassment. William Joseph Bedeau was sentenced Monday for felony harassment, violating a restraining order when the victim is under the age of 18 and the defendant is more than 36 months older than the victim. Beltrami...
November 9, 2012 - 1:51am
State’s high court to rule on domestic abuse orders
By Dan Gunderson, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of a state law designed to protect the victims of domestic abuse. An attorney for Bryan Ness is challenging the law, which allows judges to impose domestic abuse...
November 9, 2012 - 1:40am
November 2, 2012
Bemidji man pleads not guilty to insurance fraud
BEMIDJI – A 28-year-old Bemidji man has pleaded not guilty to gross misdemeanor insurance fraud for allegedly filing a false report of a motor vehicle accident. Mitchell Lewis Hill entered his plea Monday before Beltrami County District Judge John Melbye. His next court date was...
November 2, 2012 - 3:50am
October 30, 2012
Drug ringleader pleads guilty; investigation not over yet
By Stephen J. Lee, Forum Communications FARGO — Andrew Spofford, in a deal with prosecutors, pleaded guilty here Monday to making and distributing the hallucinogens that killed two teenagers in Grand Forks in June and sent a 15-year-old boy to the hospital in critical condition....
October 30, 2012 - 1:38am
October 26, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for October 28
The following cases were heard Oct. 16-22 by Beltrami County District Judge John Melbye: -- Michael Ray Rhineberger, 51, of Solway, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DWI. He was sentenced to one year in jail with the sentence stayed for one year. He was placed on probation for one...
October 26, 2012 - 8:21pm
October 24, 2012
Critical online reviews can carry legal risks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient's son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician "a real tool." So Dr. David McKee had an unusually aggressive response:...
October 24, 2012 - 2:44pm
October 23, 2012
Appeals court allows home wind turbine
ORONO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the city of Orono erred when it denied a permit to a resident for his home-built wind turbine. City officials told Jay Nygard the turbine on his property near Lake Minnetonka was not allowed under Orono's residential zoning...
October 23, 2012 - 10:54am
October 19, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for October 21
The following cases were heard Oct. 15-16 by Beltrami County District Judge Shari Schluchter: -- Derrick Wayne Spears, 33, of Ponemah, was sentenced for felony domestic assault. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison with the sentence stayed for five years. He must serve 90 days...
October 19, 2012 - 7:34pm
Judge: Minn. guardians can't end life support
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Hennepin County judge has ruled that guardians can't order their wards to be removed from life support. The right-to-die ruling in the case of Jeffers Tschumy is the first time such an issue has been addressed in a Minnesota court, according to the Star Tribune....
October 19, 2012 - 12:41pm