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Hawley man sets state muskie record
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
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July 21, 2016
Storm postpones vigil planned for law enforcement
BEMIDJI -- A vigil to honor area law enforcement scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed in the aftermath of the overnight thunderstorm that hit the area. Virginia Overton, of Laporte, Minn., said the vigil now will be held on next Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in Bemidji’s...
July 21, 2016 - 11:34am
July 20, 2016
Laporte woman plans vigil for police
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji community, as well as area residents, will have a chance to honor law enforcement personnel at a vigil Thursday night. Virginia Overton, of Laporte, Minn., decided to plan the vigil, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Bemidji’s Library Park, to counteract backlash police...
July 20, 2016 - 4:50pm
June 16, 2016
Blackduck fires police chief: Investigation cites conduct unbecoming of an officer
BEMIDJI --The City Council of Blackduck voted to fire Chief of Police John Wilkinson earlier this month for violating city and state policies and for conduct unbecoming of a law officer. Wilkinson officially was placed on paid administrative leave June 6 and has 60 days to request...
June 16, 2016 - 10:03am
May 19, 2016
VIDEO: Respecting the badge. Residents turn out for law enforcement memorial honoring officers who lost their lives
BEMIDJI -- Law enforcement officers and area residents joined side-by-side Thursday in the shadow of Beltrami County's Judicial Center to honor...
May 19, 2016 - 8:03pm
May 17, 2016
Law Enforcement Memorial set for Thursday
BEMIDJI -- A memorial service recognizing men and women in law enforcement who've died in the line of duty in the past year will take place Thursday...
May 17, 2016 - 8:52pm
May 5, 2016
Duluth selects new police chief
DULUTH, Minn. -- Mike Tusken joked that he has been interviewed by “everyone but the pope” over the past few months. It was a light moment from the longtime Duluth police officer, who has maintained a sense of humor while building a reputation as an effective administrator, but...
May 5, 2016 - 8:17am
May 2, 2016
Senators pass body cam regulation with no future
ST. PAUL -- Video from law enforcement officer body cameras apparently will remain public at least into next year, but the issue still generates passionate disputes. "Body cameras have been proven to promote public safety," Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said Monday, before senators...
May 2, 2016 - 4:56pm
December 17, 2015
LEGISLATURE: Regulation could price small towns out of police body cameras
ST. PAUL — Legislation to regulate video taken with police body cameras may make them so costly that small communities will not be able to afford them. While federal funds can supplement local money to buy the cameras, some at a Minnesota legislative meeting on Wednesday said...
December 17, 2015 - 10:22am
November 3, 2015
County Board passes resolution to stand with those behind the badge
BEMIDJI -- With officers from various law enforcement agencies present, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution affirming its support of those who carry a badge. County Board Chair Keith Winger had requested for a resolution be brought before...
November 3, 2015 - 8:08pm
June 29, 2015
MN trooper, spokesman Sgt. Grabow charged with driving 94 mph in a 55 zone
ST. PAUL -- The trooper who has been the Minnesota State Patrol's face in western Minnesota faces charges of driving 94 miles per hour in a 55...
June 29, 2015 - 1:17pm
June 20, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's remember the positive things of law enforcement
Law enforcement officers have been taking quite a beating in the media these days. I, however, have some positive things to say about a couple of our local law enforcement officers. North Home Children and Family Services had two girls' homes in Bemidji. We have been here for three...
June 20, 2015 - 10:54pm
June 19, 2015
Man taken into custody after incident at area residence
BEMIDJI — A man was taken into custody Thursday evening after law enforcement used a gas irritant to force him out of a local residence. According to a release, at approximately 6:53 p.m. a female reported to the Bemidji Police Department that while at a residence in the...
June 19, 2015 - 10:40pm
May 17, 2015
Man who drowned in Little Detroit Lake identified
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - The body of the man recovered from Little Detroit Lake on Friday has been identified as 33-year-old Markus Fales of Detroit Lakes, according to a news release from Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. Law enforcement recovered Fales' body in a search of...
May 17, 2015 - 1:20am
May 12, 2015
Law enforcement memorial service set for Thursday
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Blackduck Police Department are hosting a law enforcement memorial service Thursday to honor fallen police officers who have died in the line of duty. The public is invited to attend the service...
May 12, 2015 - 7:05pm
January 14, 2015
Officials warn of scam using electric bills
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam that uses electric bills to scam victims. Citizens have reported they have received calls from a person claiming to represent a bill collection firm that is collecting on behalf of either Beltrami...
January 14, 2015 - 8:30am