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January 26, 2013
Court report for January 27
The following cases were heard by Beltrami County District Judge John Melbye: Daniel Vincent Bellino, 52, of Bemidji was sentenced on Tuesday for felony possession of marijuana in the fifth degree. He was placed on supervised probation for five years, and must pay a $1,000 fine. Michael...
January 26, 2013 - 10:26pm
January 12, 2013
Man who threatened pregnant woman with a knife to be sentenced
BEMIDJI – A Bemidji man who threatened a pregnant woman carrying his child with a knife and held the weapon to her throat and face will be sentenced Feb. 11 for the act of violence. William Gerald Desjarlais, 27, of Bemidji utilized a Norgaard Plea and was convicted of felony...
January 12, 2013 - 12:03am
January 11, 2013
Beltrami County Court Report for January 13
The following cases were heard by Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof on Dec. 11: Alexander Allen Gehlert, 21, of Kelliher, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process. He was sentenced to one year in jail, with 355 days stayed for two years. He is...
January 11, 2013 - 7:06pm
January 2, 2013
Pa. governor sues NCAA over Penn State sanctions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In a bold challenge to the NCAA's powers, Pennsylvania's governor claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday that college sports'...
January 2, 2013 - 4:15pm
January 1, 2013
Beltrami County Court Report for December 30
The following cases were heard Dec. 17 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Shari Schluchter: -- Carolyn Annette Jones, 24, of Duluth, Minn., was sentenced for gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name. She was sentenced to one year in jail with 223 days stayed for...
January 1, 2013 - 12:42am
December 26, 2012
Minn. high court to hear appeal on contractor data
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A dispute over access to records kept by a private contractor doing public work is headed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The high court intends to review a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that ruled a small-town newspaper could get access to contractor...
December 26, 2012 - 12:14pm
December 21, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for December 23
The following cases were heard Dec. 17 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Shari Schluchter: -- Daniel Benjamin Fineday, 28, of Cass Lake, was sentenced on two court files. For gross misdemeanor DWI, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 275 days stayed for four years. He...
December 21, 2012 - 7:15pm
December 20, 2012
Woman sentenced for stalking
BEMIDJI – A 40-year-old Hill City woman has been sentenced for stalking a man with whom she’d had an affair. Rhonda Jean Hjelden was sentenced Dec. 10 by Beltrami County District Judge John Melbye for gross misdemeanor stalking. She was given a one-year jail sentence with 362...
December 20, 2012 - 9:07pm
December 19, 2012
Former utility official pleads guilty to theft
By Mark Stodghill, Forum Communications DULUTH — A former Minnesota Power official pleaded guilty Tuesday to the theft of corporate property and agreed to pay $150,000 restitution. Susan Kay Thompson, 54, entered the plea before Judge John DeSanto in State District Court in Duluth....
December 19, 2012 - 3:09am
December 14, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for December 16
The following cases were heard Dec. 10 by Beltrami County District Court Judge John Melbye: -- Zachary Ryan Swaser, 20, of Coon Rapids, Minn., was sentenced for felony fifth-degree drug possession. He was given a statutory stay of adjudication; successful completion of his probation...
December 14, 2012 - 10:12pm
Woman faces charge tied to lottery fraud
BEMIDJI – An 18-year-old woman who worked for a local convenience store is accused of illegally obtaining about $2,400 in fraudulent lottery winnings. Payton Lynzee Church has been charged with felony state lottery fraud, claiming a prize by fraud/deceit. She is scheduled to appear...
December 14, 2012 - 3:00am
Former UND student sentenced to prison in two drug deaths
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Another former University of North Dakota student was sentenced this week to years in federal prison in the Grand Forks-based synthetic drug conspiracy blamed in the deaths of two teens. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson on Monday sentenced Peter Jevning Hoistad...
December 14, 2012 - 2:59am
Dewey Furniture case set for Monday hearing
BEMIDJI – A Beltrami County judge on Monday will hear from attorneys on a motion to dismiss the charges levied against a former Bemidji business owner. Margaret Jo Hirt, 52, of Bemidji, the former owner of Dewey Furniture, now faces revised charges. She currently faces four counts...
December 14, 2012 - 2:57am
December 10, 2012
Minn. gay couple in '71 marriage case still united
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Jack Baker proposed to Michael McConnell that they join their lives together as a couple, in March 1967, McConnell...
December 10, 2012 - 8:28am
November 30, 2012
Beltrami County Court Report for December 2
The following cases were heard Nov. 20-27 by Beltrami County District Court Judge Shari Schluchter: -- Joseph Dale Sargent, 42, of Bemidji, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. He was sentenced to one year in jail with 320 days stayed for four years. He must serve...
November 30, 2012 - 6:45pm