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SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
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KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
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Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
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September 22, 2015
Crookston nurse who stole pills, fentanyl patches gets 4 months in jail
CROOKSTON—A judge ordered a former Crookston nurse to spend four months in jail for pilfering pain pills and affixing nursing home residents' fentanyl patches to his tongue in what a prosecutor called an "egregious abuse of trust." David Matthew Perala, 35, must report to jail...
September 22, 2015 - 10:49am
September 10, 2015
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji thumps Crookston, 7-1
BEMIDJI — Junior goalkeeper Laura Bieberdorf didn’t have much to do Thursday night against Crookston. The Lumberjacks beat the Pirates 7-1...
September 10, 2015 - 11:44pm
August 17, 2015
Crookston man dies in crash in Mahnomen County
WAUBUN, Minn. -- A 25-year-old Crookston man died in a two-vehicle collision at 9:23 a.m. Sunday in Mahnomen County. The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the victim as Nathan Boe. According to a report, Boe was driving a 1998 Chevy Lumina southbound on 200th Avenue, approaching...
August 17, 2015 - 10:38am
July 23, 2015
NW Minnesota sex offender to spend year in prison for not updating address
GRAND FORKS -- A high-risk sex offender living in Oklee, Minn., will spend a year and a day behind bars after he didn't register his address with authorities, according to the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office. Christopher Daniel Wayne Rux, 37, was sentenced Monday after pleading...
July 23, 2015 - 10:02am
July 9, 2015
Crookston man arrested after early morning shooting
An 18-year-old Crookston man was arrested early today on suspicion of attempted murder. At 12:22 a.m., Crookston police officers received a report of a gunshot wound to the head, Police Chief Paul Biermaier said. After arriving to an apartment at 708 Third Avenue Northeast,...
July 9, 2015 - 9:27am
July 6, 2015
Wrong-way driver leads officers on chase in Grand Forks
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., woman was arrested Saturday night after officers say was driving in the wrong traffic lanes and led officers on a chase across state lines. Rhonda Kay Wilkens, 46, was charged after the incident, which occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday, a...
July 6, 2015 - 12:46pm
June 29, 2015
Man stabbed in Crookston apartment building
Crookston area law enforcement responded to a report of a stabbing at about noon Friday at an apartment in Crookston. Gary Anderson, 68, was found in the main office of the apartment building with a knife in his chest. Anderson was still conscious and was transported...
June 29, 2015 - 1:13pm
June 4, 2015
Crookston man accused of raping woman while she was unconscious
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Crookston man stands accused of raping a woman while she was unconscious. Matthew James Storbakken, 33, was charged in Minnesota 9th District Court in Crookston with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal...
June 4, 2015 - 10:29am
May 26, 2015
Crookston woman dies from burns
A Crookston woman has died after suffering severe burns at her home last week, according to the Police Department. Emergency responders found Balvir Kaur, 60, seriously injured by burns outside her home at 308 S. Nelson St., May 21. She was airlifted to a Twin Cities...
May 26, 2015 - 12:24pm
April 2, 2015
VIDEO: Crookston fire, DNR team up to rescue deer stuck in Red Lake River
A successful rescue of a deer that was stranded in the icy waters of the Red Lake River in Crookston was caught on video Wednesday. Ross...
April 2, 2015 - 11:12am
March 11, 2015
Crookston bust nets "substantial" amount of meth, police say
CROOKSTON -- Drug investigators arrested a Crookston man Tuesday night after finding a "substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine," according to the Crookston Police Department. Agents with the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force, which operates in northwest Minnesota, were carrying...
March 11, 2015 - 1:54pm
January 21, 2015
Crookston nursing home nurse charged with stealing patients’ drugs
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A former nurse who was fired from a Crookston nursing home last year for sticking residents' fentanyl patches on his tongue made his first court appearance Wednesday on the charges of stealing narcotics. David Matthew Perala, 35, was charged in Minnesota...
January 21, 2015 - 9:54pm
January 6, 2015
BOYS HOCKEY: Cold night, hot offense: Bemidji routs Crookston 10-0 to win 13th straight
BEMIDJI — It was a cold night in Bemidji Tuesday, but inside the Bemidji Community Arena the Lumberjacks’ offense was anything but cold as...
January 6, 2015 - 11:25pm
December 19, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers get first NSIC win
CROOKSTON — Sierra Senske once again scored in double-digits and the Bemidji State women’s basketball team ended 2014 with a 71-69 win over...
December 19, 2014 - 11:18pm
December 11, 2014
Crookston nursing home nurse fired after found stealing pain medication from residents
CROOKSTON - A Crookston nurse's license was suspended after administrators at the Villa St. Vincent nursing home in Crookston discovered he was peeling pain patches from residents' backs, affixing them to his tongue and sticking them back onto residents an hour later, according to...
December 11, 2014 - 9:37am