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COURTS: Prosecution rests in Rossbach case
String time in Bemidji! Holiday lights going up around town
Former Watson, Minn., mayor admits guilt in breaking into current mayor’s home
Crime report for Oct. 21-23
Financial investigation at Sanford Center continues
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers score three in the third but late rally not enough as UND wins 5-4
SOCCER: Norton and Nelson tally goals in 2-1 BSU win
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU falls to UMD in shootout
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks will face Mankato West in state quarterfinals
VOLLEYBALL: BHS goes 1-3 at Chaska Invite
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
Dennis G. "Denny" Preston
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
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
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
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
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Clintons’ hearts are in right place
Letter to the editor: A perspective on the presidential election
Letter to the editor: All unborn lives matter
September 11, 2013
AREA ROUNDUP: Cass Lake-Bena seeks third win Friday at Bagley
CASS LAKE -- The Cass Lake-Bena football team will shoot for its third victory of the season Friday when the Panthers head to Bagley. CL-B enters the contest tied for first place in the North Star East Conference standings as it shares a 2-0 record with Pine River. Bagley is 1-1 overall...
September 11, 2013 - 10:59pm
August 23, 2013
Local business discusses making wine without grapes
LAPORTE — Use what is around you. That is what Paul Shuster said years ago when he and his wife came to the region and decided to use the fruits around them for various wines. “When we first moved to the northwoods of Minnesota, to cut down on costs we used the fruits around...
August 23, 2013 - 7:57pm
Detour lifted on Highway 200 near Laporte
LAPORTE -- The detour on state Highway 200 near Laporte has been lifted, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Friday. The detour has been in place since May 28 as crews worked to reconstruct a stretch of the highway, including replacing culverts and resurface work for...
August 23, 2013 - 1:03pm
June 21, 2013
Updated: Man arraigned on murder charge in connection with Lake Hattie fire
By Justin Glawe and John Hageman PARK RAPIDS — A man who police say had a questionable explanation for his actions during a house fire...
June 21, 2013 - 12:35pm
May 27, 2013
Protecting our freedom: Laporte gathers to honor fallen soldiers, veterans
LAPORTE — More than half the community here gathered Monday to honor past and present U.S. soldiers on Memorial day. With a memorial...
May 27, 2013 - 10:40pm
Flood waters cover highway near Laporte, slowing travel
LAPORTE - Travel speeds are reduced east of Laporte due to spring flooding. Highway 200, between Hubbard County roads 45 and 30, is marked with flashers. Also posted is a temporary speed reduction. "Melting snow is causing water to collect on the road surface, which then freezes overnight...
March 27, 2013 - 2:20pm
February 11, 2013
Snowmobile collision near Guthrie kills man
GUTHRIE – A 41-year-old Clearbrook man was killed Thursday after a collision with a car. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office said Dennis Lindenfelser was traveling north on a snowmobile trail when he failed to obey a stop sign on County Road 16. Lindenfelser’s snowmobile collided...
February 11, 2013 - 3:07pm
December 12, 2012
AREA ROUNDUP: Kelliher-Northome's Lutz reaches 1,000th point milestone
KELLIHER – Katey Lutz scored her 1,000th point Tuesday to lead Kelliher-Northome to a 57-48 victory at Lake of the Woods. The senior forward has helped K-N open the year with a 4-2 record. Among the victories was a 75-50 home triumph over Nevis a week ago. Against the Tigers,...
December 12, 2012 - 11:26pm
November 29, 2012
UDPATED: Jury convicts former minister of Cass Lake, Lake George churches
PARK RAPIDS – A former minister in Cass Lake and Lake George was convicted Thursday after a jury found him guilty of six sex crimes involving a child. A Hubbard County jury found Darwin Frederick Schauer, 71, of Laporte, guilty on six charges after a trial this week. Schauer sexually...
November 29, 2012 - 7:16pm
Area schools embrace pilot program
BAGLEY – Five area school districts are in the first year of a two-year pilot program that aims to foster a more effective learning experience...
November 29, 2012 - 3:09am
August 14, 2012
Man to be sentenced for daughter's injuries
BEMIDJI - A 29-year-old man accused of injuring his infant daughter entered an Alford plea to felony third-degree assault. Roger Darrin Warner of Laporte entered the Alford plea Aug. 7 to felony charge of third-degree assault of a victim under the age of 4. An Alford plea has the...
August 14, 2012 - 12:00am
May 15, 2012
Memorial Day dinner and events meeting
LAPORTE - The Laporte-Benedict Lions will serve a Memorial Day Ham Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28. The free-will-donation event is open to the public, and all veterans and active duty personnel eat free. Proceeds go toward Project New Hope for veterans. The...
May 15, 2012 - 8:54am
April 24, 2012
Fundraiser underway for first responders
LAPORTE - The Tree of Life, an annual fundraiser for the Lakeport First Responders, is now accepting donations of $1 to $5. All donations directly benefit the First Responders. These donations buy a leaf in remembrance of a loved one to be posted in the Tree of Life frame at Miller's...
April 24, 2012 - 8:35am
April 8, 2012
Fundraiser set for Laporte kid fishing event
LAPORTE - A chicken dinner and silent auction fundraiser will be held noon to 2:30 p.m. April 22 in the Laporte School commons area. This free-will-donation event is a fundraiser for the Laporte Area Take A Kid Fishing event, set for early June. Silent auction items will be available...
April 8, 2012 - 6:27am
March 18, 2012
Paul Nye concert for kids in Laporte
Walker area musician Paul Nye will perform a children's concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Laporte School Commons. The concert is free and open to all area families with young children. It is sponsored by Laporte ECFE as part of the program's celebration of 25 years of working with...
March 18, 2012 - 8:31am