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Blackduck's annual Winter Fun Fest features snowmobile races, polar plunge
Lady Drakes basketball tops Northland/Remer
BCLB Bears wrap up season, have high hopes for state tourney
Former BCLB coaches Bechtold, Cleveland inducted into Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame
Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
CURLING: Fenson, U.S., advance to gold-medal game at world juniors
BHS hockey team apologizes for post-game scuffle
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU set to face cross-state rivals
Dean Blais is back in Grand Forks, but will it be last trip as coach?
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
LeRoy B. Merschman
Roger Thomas Aitken
Margaret Ann Crowe
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
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
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for catching eelpout
Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
Letter to the Editor: Bliss thanks constituents for attending gathering
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The world is changing, so must we
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BHS bands do Bemidji proud
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
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