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New Food Shelf event sprouts up: Inaugural fundraiser will help fund food bank’s farm project
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
Crews clean up chemical spill after train derailment near Superior
Biden planning campaign stop in Duluth on Friday
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be ‘removed from the land’
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney (Updated)
FOOTBALL: Jacks hope to take momentum into Moorhead for section playoffs
PREP VOLLEYBALL: BHS to face Alexandria in section playoffs, other area playoff pairings revealed
SOCCER: BSU clinches home playoff match with win
FOOTBALL: BSU ninth in regional rankings
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
Dennis G. "Denny" Preston
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Clintons’ hearts are in right place
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
October 16, 2012
Halvorson charged in shooting at Pioneer offices
BEMIDJI – A Bemidij man incarcerated in the St. Cloud prison was charged last week for allegedly shooting at the Bemidji Pioneer office building. Edward Michael Halvorson, 38, has been charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm in a municipality. If convicted, he faces...
October 16, 2012 - 12:38am
October 5, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for October 7
The following cases were heard Oct. 1 by Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof: -- Derek Daniel Barnes, 20, of Bemidji, was sentenced for felony third-degree burglary. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison with the sentence stayed for five years. He must serve 253 days in...
October 5, 2012 - 7:52pm
Man sentenced for stalking woman at Bemidji Wal-Mart
BEMIDJI – A Cambridge, Minn., was sentenced this week for stalking a Bemidji woman. Joshua Joseph Brunner, 28, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor stalking. He was given a stay of imposition, meaning that if he successfully completes two years’ of supervised probation, he will...
October 5, 2012 - 3:32am
September 21, 2012
Settlement in Rochester bullying lawsuit ratified
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A settlement in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a boy who was bullied is ratified by the Rochester School Board. The school district will pay $87,500 to Judd and Deanna Grafe, whose son was repeatedly bullied in the locker room at Willow Creek Middle School...
September 21, 2012 - 11:37am
September 20, 2012
Judge says MSP airport neighbors deserve compensation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ruled property owners near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport deserve compensation for air traffic noise. The heirs of the 60-acre Kelley Farm in Bloomington sued the Metropolitan Airports Commission after a new runway was opened about a mile...
September 20, 2012 - 8:55am
September 14, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for September 16
The following cases were heard Sept. 10 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Paul Benshoof: -- Amanda Jo Ricke, 29, of Bagley, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. She was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for four years. She must serve 90 days...
September 14, 2012 - 5:14pm
September 11, 2012
Second warrant issued for mother accused in hot-car case
BEMIDJI – A warrant has been issued for the second time in less than a month for a woman accused of child endangerment. Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof issued a warrant Monday for 21-year-old Bianca Jean Hazelrigg, formerly of Bagley, who faces a gross misdemeanor charge...
September 11, 2012 - 2:13am
Prison time for driver in drunken crash
BEMIDJI – The drunken driver in a fatal crash last Halloween was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison. Anthony Dwayne Calloway, 46, of Bemidji apologized during a hearing in Beltrami County District Court, telling Judge Paul Benshoof that he accepted responsibility...
September 11, 2012 - 1:47am
September 7, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for September 9
The following cases were heard Aug. 27 by Beltrami County District Court John Melbye: -- Christopher John Staples, 31, of Bemidji, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DWI. He was sentenced to one year in jail with 335 days stayed for three years. He must serve 30 days in jail on work...
September 7, 2012 - 6:14pm
September 5, 2012
Judge favors landowner in Helga Township dispute
HELGA TOWNSHIP – The temporary restraining order prohibiting Doug Crosby from excavating his fields has been dissolved, per a judge’s order. Hubbard County District Judge Robert Tiffany issued an order Friday denying a temporary injunction request from Helga Township and dissolving...
September 5, 2012 - 12:49am
August 31, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for September 2
The following cases were heard Aug. 27 by Beltrami County District Court John Melbye: -- Arlen James Stately Jr., 40, of Bemidji, was sentenced for felony third-degree burglary. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison and was given credit for 115 days served. He must pay a $50 fine...
August 31, 2012 - 5:36pm
August 28, 2012
Helga Township: No charges, attorney affirms
HELGA TOWNSHIP – The Hubbard County attorney has reaffirmed his position that criminal charges are not being pursued against a former Helga Township board member. County Attorney Donovan Dearstyne sent a letter Aug. 22 to the Helga town board stating that his previous decision...
August 28, 2012 - 9:34pm
August 24, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for August 26
The following cases were heard Aug. 13 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Shari Schluchter: -- Pamela Dawn Stillday, 41, of Ponemah, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI. She was sentenced to one year in jail with 344 days stayed for three years. She must serve...
August 24, 2012 - 5:29pm
August 20, 2012
Jurors being picked for officer injury civil case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors are being picked in Hennepin County to hear a civil case filed by a man who claims he was injured by a Sartell police officer. Brian Manion has accused the officer of starting a chase that ended with a crash and injuries to the plaintiff. The suit against...
August 20, 2012 - 1:26pm
August 17, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for August 19
The following cases were heard between July 30 and Aug. 7 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Paul Benshoof: -- Brandon Joseph Rossbach, 27, of Bemidji, was sentenced on two separate charges. For felony fifth-degree assault, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison with the sentence...
August 17, 2012 - 10:24pm