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Hobby Lobby construction begins in Bemidji
Regional library director’s job remains up in air
2 Minnesota deaths blamed on tainted caramel apples
MNsure extends enrollment deadline
Fergus Falls man gets 12 years for murdering nephew
BOYS BASKETBALL: Monticello sneaks out win at Bemidji
FOOTBALL: NDSU wins to advance to national finals, but Bemidji's Woods injured
GIRLS HOCKEY: Thief River Falls blanks Bemidji
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers get first NSIC win
WRESTLING: Bemidji, BCLB have good days at Big Bear
Verna Maryen Nordby
Blanche E. Dennis
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Niskanen birthday celebration
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
Byron York: Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits program to illegal immigrants
Dick Polman: Thank Cruz for the Surgeon General the NRA hates
June 27, 2012
Kmart employees learn Bemidji store will be closing
BEMIDJI - The Kmart store in Bemidji received word it will be closing, store manager Tim Hayen confirmed Wednesday morning. Hayen said he was informed of the closing on Tuesday, and has talked with store employees to let them know. He is uncertain when the store's last day will...
news / business
June 27, 2012 - 9:42am
June 26, 2012
UPDATED: Man reportedly dead after falling at least 100 feet from cell phone tower near Solway
SOLWAY - Solway firefighters have been called to a report of a person who died after falling from a cell phone tower here. An emergency call came into Beltrami County Sheriff's dispatchers at 5:52 p.m. about a person who fell from the tower. According to dispatchers, the report...
June 26, 2012 - 6:09pm
Leech Lake tribal incumbents withdraw protests to election results
CASS LAKE - The Leech Lake General Election is officially over. Leech Lake Chairman Arthur "Archie" LaRose and District III Representative Eugene "Ribs" Whitebird withdrew their respective election contests Monday. LaRose lost to Carri Jones in the June 12 general election by seven...
June 26, 2012 - 10:47am
Jilted boyfriend gets 10 years for burning home of ex-girlfriend's family
WALKER - A 23-year-old Akeley man was ordered to 10 years in prison for setting fire to an ex-girlfriend's family's home. Ninth District Judge John Smith sentenced Brandon Todd Sannan to six years in prison for attempted murder and an additional four years for arson, a news release...
June 26, 2012 - 9:28am
June 20, 2012
Those planning to travel to Duluth area urged to stay away
DULUTH - Those planning travel to Duluth and the North Shore areas in the coming days and weekend should check before traveling. A state of emergency has been declared in Duluth and Carlton County after more than 9 inches of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning washed out roads,...
June 20, 2012 - 1:44pm
June 12, 2012
Woman goes into labor after two-vehicle crash north of Bemidji
BEMIDJI - A 28-year-old Bemidji woman suffered non-life threatening injuries early Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 71 north of Bemidji. Carime Doughty, who was nine months pregnant, went into labor after the crash and was taken to Bemidji Sanford Medical Center....
June 12, 2012 - 3:50pm
Bagley woman, shopping for swimsuits, charged after children found in car during 88-degree weather
BEMIDJI - A Bagley woman has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly left her four young children unattended in a hot car for nearly 30 minutes Saturday as she shopped for swimsuits inside Target. Bianca Jean Hazelrigg, 21, has been charged with gross misdemeanor...
June 12, 2012 - 1:15pm
June 11, 2012
Man who disguised his identity to avoid capture pleads guilty to armed robbery at Bemidji store
DULUTH - A 21-year-old Redby man pleaded guilty here Monday for the armed robbery late last year at Bemidji's Newby's Market. Jason Lee King pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing...
June 11, 2012 - 6:12pm
June 9, 2012
Group releases details for rally to promote diversity
BEMIDJI - Shared Vision plans a community rally from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Beltrami County Courthouse Pavilion. The event will highlight the importance of the community to condemn race-based crimes and address what can be done to move forward, promoting diversity and anti-racism...
news / local
June 9, 2012 - 8:02am
June 8, 2012
Men accused in cross burning near Bemidji charged with felonies
Judge sets bail during Friday court hearings
June 8, 2012 - 3:06pm
June 6, 2012
Two Bemidji men arrested on suspicion of cross burning incident last month
BEMIDJI - Two Bemidji men were arrested Wednesday in connection to a burning cross reported in a yard north of the city last month. Derek Daniel Barnes, 20, and Ryan Fairbanks Andree, 19, were arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and use of explosive/incendiary devices, according...
June 6, 2012 - 10:04pm
May 31, 2012
Cross burning investigation welcomed by American-Islamic council
MINNEAPOLIS - The report of a burning cross in a Northern Township yard, north of Bemidji, has prompted the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) to welcome investigation of the incident as a bias crime. An 8-foot-tall burning cross was found in...
May 31, 2012 - 5:26pm
May 30, 2012
Cross burning investigated as bias crime, provides stiffer penalties for those convicted under state law
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP - The investigation into the burning cross in a yard here early Friday morning is being investigated as a bias crime. An 8-foot-tall burning cross was reported in a Northern Township yard at about 12:40 a.m. Friday.
May 30, 2012 - 4:24pm
May 29, 2012
Burning cross creates 'clear and terrifying message'
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP - An 8-foot-tall burning cross was found last week by a Northern Township woman who believes her family was targeted because of their race. "This is racism," the woman said Tuesday. The woman, who asked not to be identified to protect her family's identity, said...
May 29, 2012 - 5:15pm
Red Lake man pleads guilty to assault requiring victim to have eye surgically removed
MINNEAPOLIS - A 47-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty Tuesday for assaulting a Grand Rapids man with an axe handle. During a hearing in U.S. federal court, Joseph William Howard Jr. entered a guilty plea to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. In a plea agreement,...
May 29, 2012 - 5:07pm