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After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
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PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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February 24, 2014
Fire contained in Northern Township
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a house fire at 10:35 a.m. Monday morning in Northern Township. The fire was located in the 7000 block of Fairgrounds RD NW. Bemidji Firefighters arrived on scene to find the home full of smoke with a fire on the main floor. Firefighters...
February 24, 2014 - 10:09pm
January 22, 2014
Potato warehouse reduced to rubble
PERHAM, Minn. -- What was a large potato storage warehouse has been reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble and wreckage after an all-night...
January 22, 2014 - 1:05pm
January 14, 2014
SAFETY: Winter’s still here, stay safe when warming your home
BEMIDJI -- Northern Minnesota made it through the deep freeze, but it’s still cold and homes still need heat. The winter heating season can last through April, and occasionally into May, which means precautions need to be taken to keep homes safe and fire-free. The Bemidji Fire...
January 14, 2014 - 8:04pm
January 4, 2014
Ex-Dilworth fire chief accused of threatening to burn co-workers’ houses
DILWORTH, Minn. – The former fire chief here faces felony charges after allegedly threatening to burn down the houses of his co-workers. Kurt Kennedy, 49, was charged in a Clay County District Court complaint summons Friday with one felony count of making terroristic threats....
January 4, 2014 - 3:33pm
December 26, 2013
Woman dies in fire at SE Minn. trailer park
CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say a fire broke out in a rural trailer park early Christmas morning, leaving one woman dead and two homes destroyed. The Caledonia volunteer fire department in Houston County was called to a trailer park Wednesday...
December 26, 2013 - 11:09am
December 17, 2013
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 16-17
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Monday: 12:21 p.m. Rollover without injuries on the 7100 block of Pete Lane NW. 2:23 p.m. Water line broke in home on 800 block of America Ave. 7:23 p.m. Brush fire on the 4200 block of Swiss Lane NW. 10:50 p.m. Medical...
December 17, 2013 - 6:44pm
December 16, 2013
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 13-15
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Friday: 5:40 p.m. Water flow on the 100 block of Beltrami Ave. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Saturday: 1:10 a.m. Water leak on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. 11:04 a.m. Carbon...
December 16, 2013 - 12:50pm
December 10, 2013
UPDATE: Family IDs victims in Beltrami/Hubbard County line fire
HUBBARD COUNTY -- The victims in a home destroyed by fire Tuesday night have been identified. Phyllis Kleeb, 79, and her son Frank Kleeb,...
December 10, 2013 - 8:58pm
December 5, 2013
Body of child recovered in fire, 1 other missing
LUCAN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the remains of a child have been recovered from the scene of a farmhouse fire in the southwestern Minnesota. Another child remains missing. Two adults and several other children were able to escape the two-story house when fire broke out...
December 5, 2013 - 12:23pm
December 2, 2013
Fire destroys Beltrami County shop
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- A fire reported Sunday morning destroyed a shop in Liberty Township north of Bemidji. According to a press release from...
December 2, 2013 - 8:25am
November 26, 2013
Fire contained at Macy's at Minn.'s Ridgedale
MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a rooftop fire at Macy's department store at Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. Shoppers were evacuated after the fire broke out Tuesday morning in a construction area of the roof. The Star Tribune reports no one was hurt...
November 26, 2013 - 3:10pm
November 13, 2013
Fire reported in Nymore
The Bemidji Fire Department and Bemidji Police department responded to a sauna fire at 1028 Little Norway Ave. SE on Wednesday night. A neighbor reported seeing the fire about 8:12 p.m., according to scanner traffic. Firefighters were on-scene by 8:20 p.m. Responding officers reported...
November 13, 2013 - 9:01pm
2 dead after northern Minnesota house fire
BRAHAM, Minn. (AP) — Two people are dead after a house fire in northern Minnesota. Isanti (eye-SAN'-tee) County authorities were called to the fire in Braham (bram) just before noon Tuesday. A passer-by reported the house was "fully involved" in flames. Firefighters from...
November 13, 2013 - 1:55pm
September 25, 2013
Fire engulfs building at Oak Hills Bible camp (with video)
BEMIDJI — A fire ripped through the dining hall of Oak Hills Bible Camp in Bemidji on Wednesday afternoon. Oak Hills program director Brian...
September 25, 2013 - 6:22pm
May 22, 2013
Firefighters quickly extinguish a small house fire caused by a burning cigarette
BEMIDJI -- It took firefighters less than ten minutes to arrive at a home in Northern Township, quelling a fire there, and it was within an hour...
May 22, 2013 - 8:05pm