Skip to main content
Hillside Avenue SW will remain closed: Motion to approve ordinance fails in a 6-1 City Council vote
PUC sets outline for Sandpiper pipeline route process
Shevlin Avenue reconstruction project
Annual healing powwow planned for Aug. 13
Disc golf ‘Ace race’ set for Aug. 29
YOUTH BASEBALL: 10-year-olds heading to World Series
BIRCHMONT: Schaefer shines, capping title with 19-hole comeback victory
BIRCHMONT: Sheetz earns three-peat; Howard, Hasselberg also among winners
BIRCHMONT: Skarperud among experienced golfers aiming for title
PREP FOOTBALL: New section, similar challenges for Bemidji
Jon "Jack" Echternach
Alice Miranda Walker
Dr. Perry Willis Patterson
John Eggers: A reason why you were born
It's all about teamwork
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: As nice as eating flowers can be, it can also be a little scary
John Eggers: Will you leave a trail?
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: New Horizons visits Pluto on Bastille Day
Pioneer Previews: Listen to music in the park today
Art briefs - Sunday Aug. 2
Opening artist for Little Big Town concert announced
First City Singers 'on a mission': Senior group seeking members to carry on a musical tradition
Pioneer Previews: The soothing sounds of music
Blane Klemek: Swallows that make their summer homes in Minnesota
DNR announces another conservative deer season
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
Family Moments: Bessie Moller Barrington and Lillian Shuman
Rich Lowry: There is no accounting for taste
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Some questions for district to answer
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Making real-world decisions
Maria Fotopoulos: No room for ‘trophy hunting’
Neal Gabler: Trump is a superhero, but not in a good way
August 22, 2012
Man accused in Bemidji cross burning pleads guilty
BEMIDJI – One of the men accused of placing a burning cross in a Northern Township resident’s yard has pleaded guilty to a felony charge....
News / local
August 22, 2012 - 3:08pm
August 13, 2012
Man, accused of stalking woman at Bemidji Walmart, enters plea
BEMIDJI - A man accused of stalking a Bemidji woman will be sentenced after entering an Alford plea to the charge. Joshua Joseph Brunner of Cambridge on Aug. 7 entered an Alford plea for gross misdemeanor stalking. An Alford plea has the legal effect of a guilty plea. Brunner did...
August 13, 2012 - 4:20pm
Bemidji nonprofit director sentenced on second DWI
BEMIDJI - The director of a local nonprofit has been sentenced for driving while impaired. Sarah Jane Einerson, 50, of Bemidji, on Aug. 6 was sentenced for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. Einerson is the executive director of Churches United, a church-based program that offers...
August 13, 2012 - 4:05pm
Bemidji woman, 73, charged with felony sex crime
BEMIDJI - A 73-year-old Bemidji woman has pleaded not guilty to felony criminal sexual conduct. Janet Verjean Kern pleaded not guilty Aug. 7 to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim who is mentally impaired or helpless. She entered the plea Aug. 6 before Beltrami County...
August 13, 2012 - 4:04pm
August 9, 2012
Executive director for Bemidji's Sanford Center fired from post
BEMIDJI - The Sanford Center's executive director has been fired from his job, marking the second time such a move has been made since the facility opened in 2010. Roger Swanson, who took over the post officially at the start of the year, lasted just more than seven months in the...
August 9, 2012 - 10:45am
August 7, 2012
Bemidji area nonprofit leads nationwide voting for new Toyota
BEMIDJI - A local nonprofit is clinging to a slight lead in voting today ina nationwide contest for a new Toyota. Northwoods Habitat for Humanity is a finalist in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program and one of five nonprofits competing for the vehicle in the one-day poll. As of 2:45...
August 7, 2012 - 2:47pm
July 31, 2012
Murder charges filed in death of Pine River man
WALKER - A 28-year-old Pine River man faces second-degree intentional murder for the death of a man earlier this month. Dane Joseph Riley appeared Monday in Cass County District Court on charges of murder and interference with a dead body. The charges stem from the death of Mark...
July 31, 2012 - 9:18am
July 24, 2012
Former Bemidji Masonic Lodge treasurer pleads guilty to stealing money used to pay for girlfriend's expenses
BEMIDJI - A former treasurer of the Bemidji Masonic Lodge pleaded guilty Tues-day to swindling more than $45,000 from the fraternal organization. Nathan Arlo Pochardt, 40, of Bemidji entered the plea in Beltrami County District Court to gross misdemeanor theft. Previously charged...
July 24, 2012 - 5:23pm
Murder, witness tampering and assault among new charges filed against accused Native Mob defendants
MINNEAPOLIS - Updated federal charges against defendants suspected as operating the Native Mob gang now include accusations of murder and additional charges against purported leaders, who have ties to Bemidji, Cass Lake and the surrounding area. Late last week, prosecutors filed...
July 24, 2012 - 12:24pm
July 23, 2012
Missing man last seen near Pine River, Minn., public asked to help
WALKER - The public is being asked for help in finding a missing 27-year-old man. Mark Andrew Huesmann was last seen in the Pine River area...
July 23, 2012 - 3:42pm
July 16, 2012
Man who drowned in Bagley's Lake Lomond officially identified
BAGLEY - The man who drowned in Lake Lomond here and discovered by a boater has officially been identified. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office said Monday the death of Cisco Rolando Johnson, 23, doesn't appear suspicious. "The preliminary autopsy report indicates the cause of...
July 16, 2012 - 1:13pm
July 10, 2012
Cass Lake man, infatuated with woman, receives 9 years for beating her husband with piece of wood
WALKER - A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was ordered Monday to serve nine years in prison for trying to kill the husband of a woman he was infatuated with. John Ernest Lutgen received consecutive sentences on the charges - 90 months for third-degree attempted murder and 18 months for...
July 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
July 3, 2012
UPDATED: Total outages remain about 5,500 in Bemidji area after storm
BEMIDJI - About 5,500 customers remain without power today after a powerful storm packing winds in excess of 80 mph tore through the region. Otter Tail Power Company said it had about 1,500 customers without power as of 1:30 p.m. Cris Kling, spokeswoman for Otter Tail Power, said...
July 3, 2012 - 2:12pm
Storm cleanup expected to take at least a week
BEMIDJI - Cleanup from Monday evening's storm is expected to take at least a week. Diamond Point and Library parks are closed to the public at...
July 3, 2012 - 11:22am
June 27, 2012
UPDATED: Man who died after falling from cell tower identified
SOLWAY - A 19-year-old man who died after falling from a cell phone tower here was identified late Wednesday afternoon. Jeremy Jo Froemke of Lisbon, N.D., died Tuesday evening when he fell from the tower directly south of Solway Elementary School. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office...
News / local / region
June 27, 2012 - 5:46pm