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Faith in Action presents at Age and Disabilities Odyssey in Duluth
Big Bog bash is back: Festival returns July 10-12 in Kelliher, Waskish
Turn for the better: Overpass to eliminate turning conflict at busy Highway 89 and U.S. Highway 2 intersection
Generation I: Cass Lake woman to attend Washington, D.C., event focusing on improving life for indigenous youth
Someone Special volunteers: Johnson and MacKinnon
THE AXEMEN TRIALS: After two rough seasons on and off the field, Bemidji’s first professional sports franchise looks for answers after experiencing many bumps along the way
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen's Kalokoh wins IFL Special Teams Player of the Year award
BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion splits against East Grand Forks
BEAVERS SPORTS BLOG: Starting the countdown to 2015-16
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox hang on, top Hibbing 11-7
Richard "Dick" Thomas Sauer
Donald Scott Persons
John Eggers: My country ’tis of thee
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: You are never done parenting
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: If you were wondering about watering
John Eggers: Need any address labels?
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Show your hobby at the Beltrami County Fair
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Perfect holiday weekend for the Community Band!
Art briefs - Sunday July 5
Art briefs Sunday June 28
First Friday, fireworks and fun on tap
Hulu to launch Showtime premium package for subscribers
Blane Klemek: Phoebes are one of the more interesting behaving birds
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moon phase means the walleyes are biting at night
Calling all archers: Bemidji accepting applications for special deer hunt
Blane Klemek: Ravens, crows have the smarts, too
Detroit Mountain bike trails set to open
Fricke birthday celebration
Israelson wedding anniversary
Christianson wedding anniversary
David M. Shribman: Vice President Joe Biden’s (mini-)boom
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Restore our nation to a true understanding of marriage
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shaynowishkung committee got it right
Rich Lowry: The next gay marriage battle
Donald Kaul: Obama’s Amazing Grace
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...
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