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Bundy recognized by VFW
United Kennel Club dog show held
Cartwright recognized by VFW
Lions Club raises funds for BSU Women's Track and Cross Country teams
Laituri attends language immersion program
FOOTBALL: Beavers can’t complete thrilling comeback after failed conversion
VOLLEYBALL: BSU swept by Concordia
WOMEN'S GOLF: Beavers in 10th place in Marshall
BHS swimmers take second at home invite
BOYS SOCCER: BHS comes from behind, downs Brainerd 4-2
Joanie Brune Anywaush
Maurice W. Johnson
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Let’s not sell our students short
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Watermark names gallery for Marley and Sandy Kaul
Trio of Tunemakers
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
PAUL NELSON: Fall cooldown continues for peak fishing
Zebra mussels confirmed in 4 more Minnesota lakes
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moons and fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Chrysanthemums can fit with any garden
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
June 27, 2014
Man drowns in Hubbard County lake
BEMIDJI -- A 78-year-old man died in a suspected drowning Thursday evening on LaSalle Lake in northern Hubbard County. At 7 p.m., the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a report of a potential drowning at the LaSalle Lake State Recreation Area, which is west of Becida, according...
June 27, 2014 - 7:12pm
Menahga man indicted on murder charges in Park Rapids strangulation death
PARK RAPIDS -- A Hubbard County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Kiela Knowles. Harley Leritz, 21, of Menahga is accused of first- and second-degree murder. Hubbard County prosecutors presented the case to the...
June 27, 2014 - 12:39pm
June 11, 2014
Victims identified in fatal crash on Highway 71
HUBBARD COUNTY -- Two people from Laporte are dead after a fatal head-on crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 71 nine miles south of Bemidji. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, James B. Carlson, 89, and his wife Phyllis M. Carlson, 87, were travelling southbound on Highway...
June 11, 2014 - 6:24pm
May 29, 2014
UPDATED: Arson suspected in Cass Lake area wildfire
CASS LAKE -- Arson is suspected to be the cause of the Cass County fire on Wednesday afternoon that consumed more than 75 acres and prompted...
May 29, 2014 - 8:23am
May 22, 2014
Three fire departments respond to house burning near Park Rapids
HUBBARD COUNTY -- A vacant log residence off County Road 81 in Hubbard County was an inferno Thursday morning that required three fire departments...
May 22, 2014 - 1:27pm
May 9, 2014
Hubbard County board to review housing of inmates from Cass, Becker
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- The decision on whether jail inmates from Cass and Becker counties will spend time in Hubbard County’s facilities will be discussed in a county board work session next week, after commissioners review a staffing analysis compiled by a consulting firm....
May 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
April 21, 2014
Updated: Woman arrested in starving horses case
PARK RAPIDS -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a gut-wrenching case of animal abuse after finding two horses that starved to death tied to trees near Dorset Corner. Minden Crenshaw, 28, of Park Rapids was arrested at her residence on Saturday and appeared in...
April 21, 2014 - 2:06pm
March 12, 2014
Hubbard County investigating theft of fundraiser proceeds
BEMIDJI -- The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary last month of proceeds from a church fundraiser. According to the sheriff's office, a burglary was reported at northern Hubbard County residence that occurred between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13. Taken from the residence...
March 12, 2014 - 11:11am
March 5, 2014
Family escapes Hubbard County fire by climbing out window
A Hubbard County family had to climb through a bedroom window of their mobile home early Tuesday morning to escape a fire. The fire, on U.S. Highway 71, rekindled about 9 a.m., when Park Rapids firefighters called for more manpower and water from Menahga. “It’s a total...
March 5, 2014 - 2:29pm
February 27, 2014
Menahga man charged with second-degree murder in Park Rapids killing
Sarah Smith Forum News Service PARK RAPIDS — A Menahga man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Park Rapids woman Monday will essentially be held without bond. That’s because Harley David Leritz, 21, has been simultaneously charged with a probation violation...
February 27, 2014 - 12:43am
February 4, 2014
Ex-murder suspect in Hubbard County to contest warrants in child porn case
By Sarah Smith Forum News Service PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A former Hubbard County murder suspect who still faces child pornography charges will contest search warrants used to obtain evidence in the case, his attorney said. Murder charges against Fredrick William...
February 4, 2014 - 7:56pm
December 16, 2013
Four escape serious injury after head-on collision near Akeley
BEMIDJI -- Four people escaped serious injury after a head-on collision in Hubbard County late Monday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Wassana Kiewnoi, 33, of Nevis, collided with a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Jacob Krueckeberg,...
December 16, 2013 - 9:22pm
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 2, 2013
Park Rapids woman injured in rollover
PARK RAPIDS -- A Park Rapids woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover early Sunday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol's website, Cindy Lundmark, 56, was traveling west on Highway 34 in a 2010 Jeep Wagon at about 2 a.m. Sunday when she left the road...
December 2, 2013 - 9:35am
November 11, 2013
Charges dropped in Lake Hattie death case
The Hubbard County Attorney’s office dropped murder charges against Frederick William Bachman late Friday. Bachman, 27, formerly of Laporte, has been jailed since June and still faces seven counts of possession of child pornography, filed six weeks after the murder charge. The...
November 11, 2013 - 10:52am