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New Food Shelf event sprouts up: Inaugural fundraiser will help fund food bank’s farm project
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
Crews clean up chemical spill after train derailment near Superior
Biden planning campaign stop in Duluth on Friday
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be ‘removed from the land’
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
GIRLS SWIMMING: Lumberjacks edge Detroit Lakes
PREP FOOTBALL: Bagley blitzes Crookston, CL-B falls to Waubun
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney (Updated)
Esther M. Decker
Dennis Allen McClimek
Keith Wayne Littler
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
October 18, 2016
Itasca County missing person alert
The Itasca County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Danette Marie Andrist, 56, of the Warba area. Danette was...
October 18, 2016 - 1:41pm
September 26, 2016
Bemidji man sentenced for criminal vehicular homicide
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man will spend 10 years on probation after receiving a stayed sentence of four years and nine months in prison for criminal vehicular homicide Monday in Itasca County Court. Christopher Glenn Smith, 30, pleaded guilty last month to one count of felony criminal...
September 26, 2016 - 5:30pm
August 18, 2016
Itasca County man sentenced to 15 years in death of infant son
GRAND RAPIDS -- An Itasca County man who pled guilty to a manslaughter charge last month was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Emery James Jenkins, 39, of rural Deer River, received the maximum sentence for first-degree manslaughter Wednesday after entering an Alford plea in July to...
August 18, 2016 - 9:22am
August 15, 2016
Bemidji man pleads guilty to criminal vehicular homicide
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man pleaded guilty to one count of felony criminal vehicular homicide in Itasca County court Monday, according to a news release from the Itasca County Attorney. According to a criminal complaint, Christopher Glenn Smith, 30, was driving south on Highway 65 just...
August 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
July 12, 2016
Big Falls man dead after one-vehicle accident
BEMIDJI -- A 69-year-old Big Falls man died after a medical condition caused him to run his vehicle off the road near Funkley, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The man, identified by the State Patrol as Harley Wallace Jr., was driving a 1998 Ford Escort when the single-vehicle...
July 12, 2016 - 7:43pm
July 5, 2016
Itasca County beheading suspects appear in court
GRAND RAPIDS -- The suspect in an Itasca County beheading death will not be back in court until the end of August, giving his defense attorney...
July 5, 2016 - 1:14pm
July 3, 2016
Northwest Minnesota teens still missing: 17-year-olds last seen in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Nearly a month after two Minnesota teenagers disappeared from Bemidji, their families and law enforcement are still searching. Jordan Krolak, of Marshall County, and Casey Danielson, of Bigfork, Minn., both 17, went missing from Bemidji's Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile...
July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
June 30, 2016
Woman charged in connection with Itasca County beheading
HIBBING, Minn. -- The girlfriend of an Itasca County beheading suspect now faces two felony charges for her alleged role in the death of a 20-year-old...
June 30, 2016 - 3:08pm
UPDATE: Charges: Itasca County homicide victim was beheaded, stabbed
HIBBING, Minn. -- A sexual assault allegation led to the beheading of a 20-year-old Hibbing man last week in rural Itasca County, according to...
June 30, 2016 - 9:20am
June 28, 2016
Man found drowned in Itasca County lake
ITASCA COUNTY—A Brooklyn Park, Minn., man was found drowned in an Itasca County lake Tuesday morning. Michael Angelo Olynick, 58, was discovered in Cutfoot Sioux Lake just north of Battle Point at about 9:20 a.m., after the Itasca County Sheriff's Office received a report of...
June 28, 2016 - 4:11pm
May 5, 2016
Itasca County man gets jail time, probation in friend's shooting death
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- An 18-year-old Itasca County man will serve a year in jail and 15 years of supervised probation for his role in the accidental shooting death of his friend last November. Walter Everett Charwood, of Squaw Lake, was sentenced Wednesday in Ninth District Court...
May 5, 2016 - 8:08am
April 7, 2016
Itasca County man sent to prison for crash that killed two
A rural Deer River man was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for an alcohol-fueled crash that killed two acquaintances in...
April 7, 2016 - 8:52am
March 24, 2016
Bemidji man charged in fatal Itasca County crash, allegedly said dying friend was driver
A 29-year-old Bemidji man faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after allegedly being drunk and behind the wheel of a pickup truck that rolled over on state Highway 65 in Itasca County last week, killing a friend. Authorities allege that Christopher Smith told a state trooper...
March 24, 2016 - 1:25pm
March 17, 2016
Bemidji man arrested with heroin in Itasca County makes first court appearance
GRAND RAPIDS—A Bemidji man facing felony charges after he and two others were arrested in possession of heroin earlier this week had his first court appearance on Wednesday.
March 17, 2016 - 3:31pm
February 2, 2016
Itasca County teen charged in friend's shooting death in November
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- An Itasca County teen has been charged in the accidental shooting death of his friend in November. A criminal complaint filed last month in State District Court in Grand Rapids charges Walter Everett Charwood, 18, with first-degree manslaughter in the Nov. 29...
February 2, 2016 - 10:56am