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Roundabouts soften crash outcomes: Traffic circle south of Moorhead has made intersection much safer
Man stuck between downtown St. Paul structures was hard to find on dark, frigid night
Grand Forks Air Force Base airman charged with rape
Trump halts big-game trophy decision
Norm Coleman says he’d have beaten Franken in 2008 if groping photo had been public
UND rallies for stunning win at No. 1 Denver
Butler leads balanced Timberwolves over Mavericks
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers take extra point after shootout victory over Buckeyes
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers shoot their way to 88-70 win
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bolte puts a cap on Bemidji State’s 8-3 season
Daniel Lee Spigarelli
Roland "Ron" Patterson
Enice Alvina Nordlund
Steven Frank Murray
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Together we can face any crisis
ART LEE: Yup, those little things in life sure count
DOUG LEWANDOWSKI: The far shores of life
SUE BRUNS: Fine China, from the Red Owl
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Some fun jokes for the Deer Camp
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Running into Winter
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
Around the Arts, November 12
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Deer season is here
AREA DEER OPENER PREVIEW: Deer numbers up throughout region
2017 DEER OPENER: Officials say 'fantastic' deer season ahead
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Whether snow or no, buntings well worth the wait
MASTER GARDENERS: To till or not to till
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: High school bowlers grateful for support
Tooting your own horn could help others
Commentary: No man accused of sexually harassing a woman is irreplaceable - not even Al Franken
June 26, 2017
Kinn sentenced to 52 years for murder, kidnapping, sexual assault
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man who kidnapped and raped a 5-year-old girl after killing the child’s babysitter was sentenced to 52 years in prison...
June 26, 2017 - 3:25pm
June 6, 2017
Bemidji man pleads guilty to murder, kidnapping, sex assault
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man who murdered his sex partner before kidnapping and raping a child in her care pleaded guilty to three felonies Tuesday....
June 6, 2017 - 9:05pm
May 26, 2017
Accused kidnapper gets prison time for child porn convictions
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old girl will now spend time in prison for four 2013 child porn convictions....
May 26, 2017 - 10:16am
May 11, 2017
Accused kidnapper found competent, jury trial date set
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old girl has been found competent to stand trial. According to an order...
May 11, 2017 - 5:21pm
April 24, 2017
Doctors believe accused kidnapper faked symptoms
BEMIDJI -- Doctors who treated a Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old girl say he falsified symptoms of physical and mental illness and is able to participate in his defense.
April 24, 2017 - 5:22pm
March 20, 2017
Waiting for answers: Family of slain Bemidji woman wonders why no arrests, charges in her death
BEMIDJI—One morning in May 2015, Tuesdae Collopy heard from her cousin Melissa Norby. The two women usually talked multiple times a day,...
March 20, 2017 - 2:55pm
Competency hearing for accused kidnapper delayed
BEMIDJI—A hearing to determine whether a Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and sexual assault is competent to participate his own defense...
January 20, 2017 - 4:37pm
December 29, 2016
Documents: Woman found at kidnapping scene died of homicidal violence
BEMIDJI -- A woman found dead at the scene of a June mobile home fire died of homicidal violence before the blaze, from which a 5-year-old girl...
December 29, 2016 - 12:49pm
November 4, 2016
Accused kidnapper’s mother dismissed guardianship petition
BEMIDJI -- A petition filed by the mother of Jacob Kinn -- a Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and sexually assault a 5-year-old girl -- asking to be appointed his guardian, was dismissed Friday by a judge, five days after Kinn’s mother herself filed a notice dismissing it. The...
November 4, 2016 - 5:38pm
October 28, 2016
COURTS: Competency evaluation ordered for suspected kidnapper
BEMIDJI -- A judge ordered Friday that a Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl be evaluated to determine...
October 28, 2016 - 5:11pm
October 27, 2016
Petition to appoint guardian for accused kidnapper denied
BEMIDJI -- The mother of Jacob Kinn, a Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, filed a petition Wednesday to be appointed Kinn’s guardian due to recent changes in his behavior, including weight loss and an inability to speak or perform other...
October 27, 2016 - 2:17pm
October 19, 2016
Accused Bemidji child kidnapper won’t talk to jail staff, attorneys
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl has been “unresponsive” to jail staff and attorneys,...
October 19, 2016 - 7:09pm
September 16, 2016
Suspected kidnapper Kinn faces new charge
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl was arraigned Friday on one charge of first-degree criminal sexual contact with a person younger than 13. Jacob William Kinn, 33, appeared in court for an omnibus hearing related to the kidnapping charge and was then...
September 16, 2016 - 9:34pm
September 1, 2016
Police suspect Bemidji woman helped plan kidnapping
BEMIDJI—Police suspect a Bemidji woman found dead at the scene of a fire from which a 5-year-old girl disappeared was involved in planning the child's kidnapping, according to a search warrant filed Monday.
September 1, 2016 - 3:09pm
July 15, 2016
Judge denies furlough request for Bemidji man charged with kidnapping
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man charged with kidnapping a 5-year-old girl will not be granted furlough, a Ninth Judicial District judge decided Thursday....
July 15, 2016 - 3:17pm