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Bemidji grocer, community advocate Joe Lueken dies at 72
Daily arrests for July 21-22
Two hurt by falling tree as storm takes its toll
UPDATE: Girl injured in Eckles Township shooting Monday, suspect in custody
Franken rejects MPR debate
Bemidji Speedway: Hauber, Reed capture first feature races
Baseball: Legion begins postseason Thursday at Perham; Blue Ox hosts Cass Lake Monday
Beavers: Men's basketball, golf hold annual fundraising scrambles
BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion drops doubleheader against EGF
BEAVERS HOCKEY: Good day for golfing at Galen Nagle
Richard James Rude
Joseph "Joe" Anton Lueken
Frank Clark Loch
Blane Klemek: Keeping an eye on the kestrels
John Eggers: Building a new school is the right decision
Mints can fit right in here
John Eggers: Kids write to God ... and get answers
Blane Klemek: Some reading up on the Raven
‘Fargo’ Season 2 will be set in 1979, executive producer says
Switchfoot at Sanford Center
Art briefs - Sunday July 20
Pioneer Previews: Check out Art in the Park
2014 Bemidji Area Arts Endowment grants
Paul Nelson: Water temperatures remain cool in Bemidji area lakes
More boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
Paul Nelson: Surface water in Bemidji area lakes finally nears 70 degrees
Hunting: North Dakota spring pheasant population numbers on the rise
Kimmes anniversary celebrations
Letter: Former student calls for more comprehensive health education
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Small blow against gridlock
Rich Lowry: Obama’s hilarious lawlessness
Pioneer Viewpoints: Downtown getting some real boosts
JOe Gandelman: Inaccurate political rage
May 29, 2012
Rapid response: Infant regains heartbeat after Bemidji officer, paramedics respond to call
A 3-month-old Bemidji boy is in critical condition after a team of first responders helped revive him Memorial Day morning. In the middle of his shift Monday, Officer Karson Otness, a nearly 17-year veteran of the Bemidji Police Department, was at the Law Enforcement Center when...
May 29, 2012 - 5:00pm
May 17, 2012
Bemidji man dies after boom lift touches power line
BEMIDJI - A 49-year-old Bemidji man died Thursday when the boom lift he was operating came into contact with a power line. Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel were called at 11 a.m. to Acme Tools, 2025 30th St. NW, for a medical emergency, a news release issued by Bemidji...
May 17, 2012 - 1:51pm
May 14, 2012
Sailboat in fatal accident recovered by Clearwater County sheriff's officials
BAGLEY - More than a month after a fatal accident, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office has recovered a 10-foot fiberglass sailboat that sunk with four people aboard. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office recovered the sailboat Thursday in Clearwater Lake, which straddles the...
May 14, 2012 - 1:39pm
May 8, 2012
Treasurer for Bemidji Masonic Lodge accused of stealing $35K, partly to pay for girlfriend's expenses
BEMIDJI - The former treasurer of the Bemidji Masonic Lodge has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he stole more than $35,000 from the Lodge. Nathan Arlo Pochardt, 39, of Bemidji, pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle,...
May 8, 2012 - 9:49am
May 3, 2012
Fisherman refutes critics of potential state walleye record, bait shop owner questions fish size
BEMIDJI - By nature, fishermen have to be laid-back types who can spend the better part of a day content with a bite that never comes.
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May 3, 2012 - 4:49pm
Fugitive on lam after escaping during hospital visit nabbed by Red Lake officers
REDBY - Jason Lee King, the fugitive who has been at large since dropping his shackles at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, has again been arrested. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety arrested the 21-year-old man after officers responded on a complaint of reckless driving in...
May 3, 2012 - 10:56am
May 1, 2012
Jilted ex-boyfriend pleads guilty in fire for attempted murder
WALKER - A 23-year-old Akeley man pleaded guilty here after setting fire to a home with nine people inside, apparently targeting an ex-girlfriend. Brandon Todd Sannan pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to third-degree attempted murder and first-degree arson. A news...
May 1, 2012 - 10:36am
Man sentenced to 45 years for shotgun slaying of his child's mother
WALKER - A Cass Lake man has been ordered to serve 45 years in prison for second-degree intentional murder. Ross Zangigabo Littlewolf, 28, also was sentenced Monday in Cass County District Court for two counts of second-degree assault with a firearm. Littlewolf pleaded guilty in...
May 1, 2012 - 9:33am
April 30, 2012
Two people found dead after fire in central Minn.
NISSWA - Two people were found dead inside a home near here after emergency officials responded to a fire Monday morning. About 10:36 a.m., the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call re-porting a structure fire at 10526 Tranquil Road, which is eight miles southeast...
April 30, 2012 - 4:50pm
April 23, 2012
Therapy starts for boy injured in sailboat accident
MINNEAPOLIS - Twice-a-day therapy is planned for an 8-year-old boy injured in a sailboat accident earlier this month. Isaiah Risland of Leonard was scheduled to undergo physical and occupational therapy starting Monday, according to his aunt, Sara Staley. This past weekend, Isaiah...
April 23, 2012 - 11:57am
April 19, 2012
Isaiah talks, tells mother 'I love you'
MINNEAPOLIS - Isaiah Risland's recovery from hypothermia injuries suffered in a sailboat accident continue to encourage family members. The 8-year-old Leonard boy called his grandfather Wednesday, and began to answer questions verbally. His aunt, Sara Staley, updated Isaiah's online...
April 19, 2012 - 10:27am
April 18, 2012
UPDATED: Doctors take boy, injured in sailboat accident, off ventilator
MINNEAPOLIS - An 8-year-old Leonard boy who suffered life-threatening injuries in an April 6 sailboat accident is now off the ventilator used to help him breathe. Isaiah Risland is being treated Children's Hospital in Minneapolis for hypothermia-related injuries. "Danny called this...
April 18, 2012 - 10:48am
April 16, 2012
Test: ND trooper's blood concentration nearly twice legal limit
BEMIDJI - A North Dakota Highway Patrol captain arrested near here for drunken driving last month registered an alcohol concentration nearly twice Minnesota's legal limit. A urine analysis shows Kevin John Robson, 42, of Grand Forks, N.D., had a 0.15 percent alcohol concentration,...
April 16, 2012 - 6:10pm
April 9, 2012
Sailboat survivor, 8, shows positive signs after accident
LEONARD - An 8-year-old boy who fell into a frigid lake near here remains in critical condition, but is showing positive signs. "It's my understanding...
April 9, 2012 - 10:12am
April 7, 2012
'Horrible tragedy' leaves 2 siblings dead, third hospitalized
LEONARD - Two children died after falling into a frigid lake, and a third is listed in critical condition after first responders pulled the siblings...
April 7, 2012 - 2:42pm