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WOMEN'S HOCKEY; Ohio State stymies Bemidji State again, wins 2-1 as BSU skid hits 3 games
BOYS HOCKEY: Lumberjacks beat Brainerd 4-1, win seventh straight
WRESTLING: Maas wins second Big Bear title, three others take second
GIRLS HOCKEY: Brainerd scores late to beat Bemidji
GYMNASTICS: Bemidji third at Davies Invite
Verna Maryen Nordby
Blanche E. Dennis
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Bemidji sings for the holidays
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 21
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
Meet the new class: Green Day, Lou Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Gothman wedding anniversary
Nyquist 90th birthday celebration
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Peter Hakim: U.S.-Cuba deal: What the two sides get out of the bargain
Peter Funt: Elizabeth Warren, don’t jump
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
August 31, 2014
Benches to honor Mercedes Mayfield
(Left to right) Bemidji first-grade teachers Alvina Morrison, Lisa Bollinger and Kim Bolte, along with Gino Laituri, first grade, and Hunter...
August 31, 2014 - 12:51am
August 27, 2014
Civil commitment proceedings stalled in Downer case
BEMIDJI -- A second opinion will be sought before a Bemidji woman accused of manslaughter in the death of a 6-year-old child can be civilly committed by the court as mentally ill. Rachel Downer, 22, was charged with second-degree manslaughter after her 6-year-old cousin, Mercedes...
news / local
August 27, 2014 - 6:01pm
August 18, 2014
Woman charged in 6-year-old's death unfit to stand trial
BEMIDJI -- The woman charged with manslaughter in her 6-year-old cousin's death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Rachel Stacey Downer, 22, of Bemidji was charged with second-degree manslaughter in March after her cousin, Mercedes Mayfield, was discovered dead from hypothermia...
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August 18, 2014 - 4:19pm
June 2, 2014
Bemidji woman facing manslaughter appears in court
BEMIDJI -- Rachel Downer, 22, of Bemidji, appeared in Beltrami County District Court Monday. Downer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in relation to her 6-year-old cousin’s death. Downer was charged after Mercedes Mayfield was discovered dead from hypothermia outside...
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June 2, 2014 - 8:35pm
March 28, 2014
Hats for Mercedes
BEMIDJI -- Seven-year-old Kaleisha Preston sat in her classroom proudly wearing a camouflage military-style hat, even though caps are typically...
news / education
March 28, 2014 - 4:53pm
March 24, 2014
A memorial for Mercedes; students to donate in remembrance of 6-year-old who died
BEMIDJI -- Elementary students in Bemidji will be breaking the rules and wearing hats in class Friday. March 28 has been declared "Hat Day" in memory of Mercedes Mayfield. Mayfield, 6, a student at both J.W.
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March 24, 2014 - 8:08pm
Woman charged in hypothermia death appears in court
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Rachel Downer, 22, of Bemidji, facing charges in her 6-year-old cousin’s death, made her first court appearance in Beltrami County Court on Monday. Downer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after Mercedes Mayfield was discovered dead from hypothermia...
news / region
March 24, 2014 - 3:16pm
March 17, 2014
UPDATE: Woman charged in child’s hypothermia death
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji woman was arraigned Monday in the death of a 6-year-old girl last month at a south Bemidji apartment complex. Rachel Downer, 22, was arrested Friday and appeared in court Monday to face a second degree manslaughter charge in the hypothermia death...
March 17, 2014 - 11:26am