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Start your donkeys! Blackduck softball raises money with donkey basketball tournament
Man found dead under television at home
READER PHOTO: A winter view
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Sculpture tour’s success in Stillwater prompts expansion for next year
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
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Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
December 8, 2015
GIRLS' HOCKEY: Bemidji nets 3 goals in 3 minutes in 2nd period in 8-1 win over Crookston
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji High School girls’ hockey team used a flurry of goals late in the second period to propel the Lumberjacks to an 8-1...
December 8, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 28, 2015
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji survives Crookston rallies for 2nd victory of the season
BEMIDJI — Both Bemidji and Crookston started slow during Friday night at BHS’s Lake-N Woods Invitational. Neither team managed to make a...
November 28, 2015 - 12:35am
September 24, 2015
Baseball great Darryl Strawberry talks about addiction and recovery at Crookston event
CROOKSTON—Landon Walker held three Darryl Strawberry baseball cards, eagerly waiting for the former professional baseball player to sign them. Walker,...
September 24, 2015 - 10:27am
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