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Bookmobile brings library to rural communities across the region
Wells Fargo branch in Blackduck to close
North Country Snowmobile Club donates to Blue Ox Marathon
Coca-Cola, Lueken's team up to help Boys and Girls Club
PotlatchDeltic donates to Boys and Girls Club
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY: Without Minnesota, North Dakota, NCAA field lacks some of college hockey's blue bloods
Harden, Rockets hold off Timberwolves
Park pulls away for Founders Cup win
Truex races to dominating victory at Fontana
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Darren Harvey Benais Sr.
Amy Lynn Dow
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COMMENTARY: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Does character still count?
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
An Irish "pi" for any day of the week
It turns out I am 'that' mom
Looking for artists to take on city hall: Granite Falls, Minn., looking to embed artist in city
Arts briefs, March 18
CBS tentatively sets March 25 for airing '60 Minutes' interview with Stormy Daniels
Publicist for Matt Damon squashes rumor saying he was moving to Australia because of Trump
'American Idol' contestant was 'uncomfortable,' but says Katy Perry's kiss wasn't harassment
St. Louis River muskies on the move
COMMENTARY: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
Rainy Lake guide Billy Dougherty to be inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
Elk surveys mailed to 8,500 homes as Fond du Lac Band effort inches toward reintroduction
Dennis & Joyce Sjoquist
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We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Shout out to our teachers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Our real enemy is greed and hate
How little -- not big -- moments remind you about living
Staging your home not as easy as you think
What to look for on plant descriptions
December 17, 2013
10-year-old seriously injured in Itasca County accident
A 10-year-old Grand Rapids boy was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on U.S. Highway 2 in Itasca County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2004 Buick Rendezvous driven by Christine Flannigan, 56, of Grand Rapids, was westbound on Highway 2....
December 17, 2013 - 10:21am
December 16, 2013
Beltrami County among most dangerous for drunk driving
BEMIDJI -- Before lifting that cup of cheer to toast the New Year, designate a sober driver. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety office has been jacking up DWI enforcement efforts and racking up arrests since Thanksgiving. The extra patrols are part of a monthlong Drive Sober...
December 16, 2013 - 7:04pm
August 29, 2013
Updated: Tornado warning remains until 7 p.m. for parts of Itasca, Aitkin and Cass counties
The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued for south-central Itasca, northwest Aitkin and east-central Cass counties remains in effect until 7 p.m. At 6:40 p.m., a tornado was confirmed 5 miles east of Remer moving southeast at 25 mph. High wind gusts and golf-ball...
August 29, 2013 - 5:34pm
August 28, 2013
Oldest-known wild bear dies in Minnesota
By Sam Cook Forum News Service The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in Itasca County at the age of 39½, according...
August 28, 2013 - 9:06am
July 30, 2013
Deer River man charged in death of girlfriend
BEMIDJI -- A Deer River man is being held without bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Eugene Nason, 50, shared a home at 508 5th Street South with 43-year-old Sonya Ann Smith. While the criminal complaint released Tuesday evening by the Itasca County Sheriff's...
July 30, 2013 - 6:46pm
July 8, 2013
Teen accused in Itasca County chase may be tried as an adult
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Itasca County Attorney’s Office said Monday it wants a 17-year-old involved in a high-speed chase last week to be tried as an adult.
July 8, 2013 - 8:03pm
June 19, 2013
Minnesota traffic deaths rise in 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Traffic safety officials say Minnesota last year saw its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007. The final crash report shows Minnesota had 395 traffic deaths in 2012. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2011, when 368 deaths were recorded. But...
June 19, 2013 - 4:08pm
May 30, 2013
Zebra mussels found in Itasca County lakes
By John Myers Forum News Service
May 30, 2013 - 9:16pm
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
March 6, 2013
Former Itasca Co. sheriff's deputy faces charge of using cellphone to record girl, 17, in shower
ST. PAUL – A former Itasca County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was charged Wednesday with a felony for allegedly attempting to capture video of a juvenile in a bathroom. Aaron Edward Apitz, 45, of Deer River faces a felony charge of interference with privacy against a minor under 18....
March 6, 2013 - 3:48pm
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.
December 4, 2012 - 4:51pm
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
August 21, 2012
Woman pleads guilty in stabbing in Itasca County
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Keewatin woman pleaded guilty Monday in Itasca County to stabbing a man during a domestic dispute after a day of drug use and drinking earlier this month.Rae Lynn Butzbach, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily...
August 21, 2012 - 3:37am
January 18, 2012
Remains of missing Deer River man identified
DEER RIVER, Minn. -- Authorities say skeletal remains found in Itasca County are those of a 53-year-old man missing for more than a year. The sheriff's office says DNA testing confirmed the remains found in late November were those of Perry Lee Pine. Pine was last seen on Sept....
January 18, 2012 - 9:48am