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Testing the limits: School Board says revamping mandated state and federal testing systems is a top priority
Kade: Times Square(d): Bemidji youth to be featured in Times Square video presentation
Bemidji City Council, Red Lake Tribal Council meet
CITY COUNCIL: The pot thickens; Group proposes to start hydroponic medical marijuana farm in Bemidji
Two killed in collision in southwest Minnesota
UPDATED: Vikings say Peterson will play Sunday
Girls soccer: Bemidji belts West Ottertail 8-0
Pat Miller: This week at BHS - Boys soccer team puts perfect record on the line
FOOTBALL: BSU offense sputters in home opener, Sioux Falls wins in rout
Fishing: Braten, Swenson team for Cabela's MWC championship
Melba Vienna Rockensock
Kimberly Ann Beaulieu
John Eggers: Who do you encourage in this world?
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Consider cover crops
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
Sue Bruns: The thing about dogs…
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
Artist works on mural
The Beach Boys officially coming to Bemidji
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Letter: Jumpsuit, hood took BSU protest too far
Letter: Comic encourages children to smoke
Rich Lowry: Where’s the strategy to defeat ISIS?
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The health of democracy
Pioneer Editorial: AIS find is all too common
February 13, 2013
Crookston man charged with sexually assaulting nursing home employee
CROOKSTON — Police here arrested a man last week after he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in November and and last week threatening her about telling police about it. Jason Cortez, 22, is in jail awaiting his next court appearance Feb. 19 on charges based on the allegations....
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February 13, 2013 - 8:42am
Crookston C-store wins more customers with taxi service
CROOKSTON — Convenience stores are known, naturally, for the convenience of satisfying several needs in one stop. But the Ampride station here has taken product diversity to a new level. It’s added taxi service. It took some outside-the-box thinking by Wayne “Weiner” Melbye,...
January 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 17, 2012
ND deputy arrested in Crookston break-in resigns
GRAFTON, N.D. — A North Dakota sheriff's deputy charged in a break-in at a Minnesota convenience store has resigned. The Grand Forks Herald reports that 22-year-old Adam Koenig of Park River submitted his resignation Tuesday. He had been hired by the Walsh County Sheriff's Office...
October 17, 2012 - 9:56am
September 27, 2012
Trooper involved in injury accident near Fisher
FISHER, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was one of two people injured Tuesday night when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle along U.S. Highway 2, about two miles west of Fisher, Minn. The eastbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed to traffic for about two hours...
September 27, 2012 - 4:13am
September 6, 2012
Crystal union members picket board members
CROOKSTON, Minn. – As the American Crystal Sugar lockout drags into its 13th month, union members are taking the fight to the doorstep of the company’s directors. Locked-out workers demonstrated in front of the homes of Crystal directors Wednesday for the second day in a row,...
September 6, 2012 - 9:09am
September 5, 2012
UM Crookston sets enrollment record
CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston has a record number of enrolled students this fall. A preliminary count released Tuesday puts the enrollment at 1,773 undergraduates, well above the previous record of 1,600 set last fall. This fall’s numbers include about...
September 5, 2012 - 9:48am
July 24, 2012
Man sentenced in drunkendriving death
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., man who was drunk when he caused an accident on U.S. Highway 2 near Fisher, Minn., killing a Crookston woman, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday. Daniel Dean Johnson, 21, was also ordered by Judge Tamara Lynn Yon in state District...
July 24, 2012 - 9:52am
March 14, 2012
Jefferson to stop bus service to 3 cities
Jefferson Lines will discontinue bus service to Shevlin, Mentor and McIntosh next month. The company announced the change, effective April 1, in a news release issued Wednesday. Jefferson Lines said it would continue providing service and boarding locations in Bemidji, Bagley, Fosston...
March 14, 2012 - 11:00am
February 20, 2012
Police arrest Crookston man for attempted Burger King robbery
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks police have arrested a Minnesota man they say tried to rob a local Burger King. The Grand Forks Herald reports that 22-year-old Drew Marvin Smith, of Crookston, Minn., was arrested on charges of attempted robbery, terrorizing and assault. Authorities...
February 20, 2012 - 1:59pm
February 7, 2012
Former Bemidji priest being investigated for theft, donations
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - An East Grand Forks priest is being accused of theft of personal property and misappropriation of donations for Africa. The Crookston diocese has placed an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Carlos Velez, on administrative leave.
February 7, 2012 - 6:34pm
Criminal complaint: Crookston man stabbed father 2 dozen times
Jacob Anthony Abel stabbed his defenseless father two dozen times in the head and neck while murdering him Sunday night in a Crookston apartment, according to allegations in a criminal complaint filed today in Polk County District Court. Abel, 27, is charged with premeditated murder...
February 7, 2012 - 4:50pm
October 26, 2011
Overrun by cats, Crookston pet shelter looks for feline-friendly homes
CROOKSTON, Minn. - The Humane Society of Polk County is up to its ears in cats. In the past month the shelter acquired 40 cats from a home in Crookston. These animals, along with the shelter's other feline residents, bring the total number of cats to 69. "We're only equipped to...
October 26, 2011 - 6:27am