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MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU hopes to finally get some breaks against St. Cloud State
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State, Minnesota-Duluth set for top-10 clash
Keep on proving: Bemidji's Kayla Hirt works her way into the starting lineup for Minnesota Gophers
BSU's Triplet Threat: Fitzgerald brothers already adjusting to college game
Former Lumberjack Weossner living his dream as a hockey coach
Judith "Judy" Maruska
John Eggers: How do you say 'Thank You'?
Patrick Guilfoile: Muddled? Blame an algae virus
John Eggers: Are your Christmas catalogs piling up?
Evan Hazard: Then we bought a new ’03 Prius
Doug Lewandowski: Caving in
Pioneer Previews: Holiday Showcase today at BHS Performing Arts Center
Art briefs - Sunday Nov. 23
Neilson Foundation grants Watermark $150K for move
Pioneer Previews: A busy arts scene
MOVIES: New releases to hit around Thanksgiving
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are fascinating animals that are both revered and despised
Blane Klemek: Let the deer feed naturally
Blane Klemek: Unique features of the Clark’s nutcracker
Paul Nelson: Surface water temperatures drop in Bemidji area lakes
Niskanen birthday celebration
Belcher-Bradseth wedding announcement
Watkins birthday celebration
Bryon York: Obama moves to cement his coalition
Danny Tyree: Let’s get serious about product recalls
Jim Hightower: Obama pardons two Republican turkeys
Letter: Legislator thankful for opportunity to serve
Bob Franken: The no Thanksgiving
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...
news / local
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.
news / local
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