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Motion to suppress evidence in burglary case denied
Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
Minnesota State approves BSU/NTC budget: Tuition and fee hikes, $1.56 million in cuts
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Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
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June 3, 2013
Body may be that of missing Grand Rapids man
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A body found Monday apparently is that of a man who has been missing for two weeks, Grand Rapids police said. Police issued a news release Monday afternoon saying it believes the body is that of William Russell Martin, 53, who has been missing since May...
June 3, 2013 - 9:42pm
April 29, 2013
Grand Rapids man dies after fall at lumber mill
BEMIDJI — A 23-year-old Grand Rapids man died after falling from a catwalk at Potlatch Lumber Mill on Saturday. Mitchell Lee Harthan was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders, Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes said. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office is aiding...
April 29, 2013 - 8:57pm
April 4, 2013
Reservoir drawdown for Mississippi River complete in region
BEMIDJI – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed its drawdown of the Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs in preparation for potential flooding due to the spring melt. The Corps’ six reservoirs – Leech Lake near Federal Dam,; Winnibigoshish Lake near Deer River; Pokegama...
April 4, 2013 - 4:11pm
March 7, 2013
Bovey man sentenced for Grand Rapids murder
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for a fatal shooting in Grand Rapids just before Christmas. The sentence imposed by a judge in Itasca County Thursday says 26-year-old William Levi Payne will have to serve at least 35...
March 7, 2013 - 11:51am
February 28, 2013
Saxhaug named to heritage council
BEMIDJI – State Senator Tom Saxhaug, DFL – Grand Rapids, has been named the majority member on the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC). This marks Saxhaug’s second time being appointed to the council. The LSOHC consists of eight public members and four legislative...
February 28, 2013 - 8:11am
December 31, 2012
Bovey, Minn., man charged with murder after victim dies
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota man is now charged with murder after one of the victims of a double shooting in Grand Rapids died. Itasca County Attorney John Muhar on Monday amended the complaint against 26-year-old William Levi Payne of Bovey (BOH'-vee) to add...
December 31, 2012 - 4:13pm
December 29, 2012
Grand Rapids shooting victim dies from injuries
DULUTH - One of the two people shot in Grand Rapids a week ago has died, police said today. The Grand Rapids Police Department reported that Rosemary Oberg-Johnson, 59, of Grand Rapids, died at a Duluth hospital. She and her son, Paul Russell Johnson, 32, were shot in her Grand Rapids...
December 29, 2012 - 1:29pm
December 4, 2012
Foul play ruled out in death of Minn. man at party
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a 19-year-old man found unresponsive at a hunting camp party in northern Minnesota this fall. The Itasca County sheriff's office says an autopsy found that Steven Shields-Moreno of Nashwauk did not...
December 4, 2012 - 5:08pm
Corrections officer faces sex charges
GRAND RAPIDS – A corrections officer faces felony charges on accusations he engaged in multiple acts of sexual misconduct with a female inmate while working at the state correctional facility in Togo. During a court hearing this week, bail for James Allen Bongaarts, 56, of Tower...
December 4, 2012 - 4:51pm
November 15, 2012
Bakk names committee leaders for Minnesota Senate
ST. PAUL — Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Rod Skoe of Clearbrook, representing District 2, has been appointed chairman of the Tax Committee. Tom Saxhaug of Grand Rapids, representing District 5,...
November 15, 2012 - 10:16pm
November 7, 2012
Saxhaug defeats Carlson for Senate 5 seat
BEMIDJI – Redrawn district lines pitted incumbents against each other in the Senate District 5 race, with Tom Saxhaug beating out John Carlson for the seat. In complete but unofficial results, Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, received 21,301 votes – 52.3 percent – to top Carlson,...
November 7, 2012 - 11:26am
October 31, 2012
Sheriff investigating death at party
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who died during a large weekend party as authorities try to determine how he died. Steven Shields-Moreno, 18, of Nashwauk, was found unresponsive about 3 a.m. Sunday outside a cabin at a hunting...
October 31, 2012 - 11:52am
February 17, 2012
UPDATED: Toddler dies after being pulled from Grand Rapids hotel hot tub
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 2-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a hot tub at a northern Minnesota hotel. Grand Rapids police were called to the Sawmill Inn about 5 p.m. Wednesday where the toddler was found in the hot tub after wandering away from a birthday party. First...
February 17, 2012 - 2:10pm