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Firefighters bring safety to schools: New program focuses on prevention
Happy St. Urho’s Day! Bemidji has ties to Finnish legend
Blue Ox is back for more: New races, overall mission for Bemidji’s marathon event
The Axes!: Dance team for Axemen, all BSU students, are having fun with energetic job
Capitol Chatter: Dayton ponders politics in body cast
MEN'S HOCKEY: Ferris State ties it with 45 seconds left, scores in 2 OT to end BSU's season
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen put on an offensive clinic in 92-49 rout of Wyoming
CURLING: Pottinger rink faces China in opening round of World Championships
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen anxious to return to action after bye week
BSU ROUNDUP: Beavers softball splits, baseball swept
Peter (Pete) P. Mistic, Jr
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Pioneer Previews: ‘Lightwire’ a delight for the eye
Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
It’s music for Mike: Longtime Bemidji resident, teacher, performer, now brings his talents to promoting, producing shows
Perfect day for fishing
DNR, MDHA host deer listening session at Bemidji High School
Paul Nelson: Spring meltdown has begun on Bemidji area lakes
Decision on sulfate wild rice limit, and where it will be enforced, could be year away
Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Letter: Medical marijuana might be the answer for some
Paul Marquart: Property taxes going down for many Minnesotans
Michael Reagan: Rand Paul gets it
Joe Gandelman: Conservatives are targeting free school lunches
Letter: Could we have recycling pickups in rural areas?
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
Missy Thomas: Caregiving: When to call for help
Arland O. Fiske: The historic Tingvoll church in western Norway
Art Lee: Snowbirds talk snow to southern disbelievers
Sue Bruns: Word play: Ever get your merds wixed up? I mean, words mixed up?
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