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Detail-loving, behind-the-scenes organizer helps Honor Flights cruise smoothly
RiverWood Bank promotes Smith
Essig hired at Security Bank USA
Kraus-Anderson earns Governor's Safety Award
Barta returns to Bemidji State
Kisner earns one-shot win at Dean & Deluca Invitational
Feng limps to one-stroke LPGA victory despite two late bogeys
Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win Indy 500
Preview: Predators at Penguins
Nashville used to opening the show on the road
Vernon Vanden Berg
Adren "Ade" Mann
Myrtle "Elaine" Miller
John Ted Iverson
LIBRARY CORNER: Ready for summer at the Library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Making a case for wood ticks
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
Intermediate Watercolors class with Jane Freeman
Young Songwriters Workshop set for June 17
Season tickets for 2017-18 BSO season
Cass Lake Bena student wins Congressional Art Competition
‘Color of Life’ exhibit at library
Public celebration at Big Bog
FISH TALES: Pam Johnson on Lake Winnie
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Warmer temps should lead to better bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: House sparrows and European starlings are hardy survivors
New upgrades at Norway Beach campgrounds
Torry's Van Benefit
Column: Lessons from a great leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tanner left an indelible mark on many lives
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
August 29, 2016
Tornado captured on video near Beltrami, Minn.
NOTE: This video contains graphic language. Thacher Paine and Laney Forness were driving back home to the Twin Cities area Sunday evening, Aug....
August 29, 2016 - 9:51am
August 8, 2016
Polk County deputy injured after Clearbrook man shoots at helicopter
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — A Polk County Sheriff's deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding in Monday morning. Charges are pending against Carstie Lee Clausen of Clearbrook, who reportedly shot twice at the helicopter with a high-powered...
August 8, 2016 - 5:22pm
May 27, 2016
Names released in fatal Polk County crash where construction equipment fell on pickup
MENTOR, Minn.—The Polk County Sheriff's Office released the names of the two Saskatchewan residents who were killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash north of Mentor after construction equipment landed on top of a pickup that hit a trailer. The driver of the 2016 Dodge pickup was...
May 27, 2016 - 10:43am
February 13, 2016
Second woman in Fosston meth bust sentenced
CROOKSTON—A Fosston woman has been ordered serve to three months in jail in connection with an August drug bust near a school. Julia Gloria...
February 13, 2016 - 2:41pm
December 11, 2015
UPDATED: Seven arrested in large-scale drug trafficking bust in Polk County
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Seven people have been charged on felony drug and other charges in connection to a large-scale drug trafficking operation in East Grand Forks. Officers with the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force Violent Crime Enforcement Team seized nearly two ounces of crystal...
December 11, 2015 - 9:06pm
November 19, 2015
Pair from Bemidji charged with breaking into farmhouse near McIntosh
McINTOSH, MINN. -- Two people who prosecutors say were caught Monday night burglarizing an abandoned farmhouse near McIntosh have been charged...
November 19, 2015 - 9:07pm
October 12, 2015
Area departments extinguish large field fire near Fosston
POLK COUNTY -- Four fire departments responded to a large grass fire Sunday evening near Fosston, Minn. The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday about 7 miles north of Fosston, in a farm field at the intersection of Polk County Roads 30 and 35, according to a report from...
October 12, 2015 - 9:43am
September 28, 2015
Crookston woman dies after motorcycle-deer crash in Polk County
A 43-year-old Crookston woman is dead after the motorcycle she was on crashed into a deer Saturday near Crookston, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's office responded to the crash at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday on County Road 57, about 1 mile east of County...
September 28, 2015 - 9:49am
September 2, 2015
Deputy injured when SUV hits deer in Polk County
POLK COUNTY -- A Norman County deputy sheriff sustained non-life-threatening injuries early this morning when his vehicle collided with a deer in Polk County. David Olson, 35, Ada, Minn., was driving a 2012 Ford Explorer southbound on Minn. Highway 9 north of Beltrami, Minn., at...
September 2, 2015 - 9:09am
August 17, 2015
Woman in high-speed NW Minnesota chase in stolen vehicle, police say
CROOKSTON, Minn. —A woman has been arrested after a 40-minute car chase Sunday that covered 50 miles and involved several Minnesota law enforcement agencies. Jennie Lynn Langaas, 42, was booked into Polk County jail in Crookston and was set to be transferred to Pennington County...
August 17, 2015 - 9:27pm
August 4, 2015
Beltrami joins other counties in first phase of transfer station project
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday to advance toward the building of a solid waste transfer station after being informed of new state funding. Prior to the commission's regularly scheduled meeting, a work session was held where the board...
August 4, 2015 - 8:35pm
July 6, 2015
Wrong-way driver leads officers on chase in Grand Forks
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., woman was arrested Saturday night after officers say was driving in the wrong traffic lanes and led officers on a chase across state lines. Rhonda Kay Wilkens, 46, was charged after the incident, which occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday, a...
July 6, 2015 - 12:46pm
June 18, 2015
Polk County crash injures three
A Crookston man was seriously injured in a Polk County crash Thursday morning. Darin Kelly, 51, was driving a GMC pickup north on Highway 59 at 9:45 a.m. when a southbound 1961 Chevrolet driven by Robert Elseth, 72, of Warren, Minn. crossed the center line and struck Kelly's rear...
June 18, 2015 - 2:23pm
June 7, 2015
Red Lake man injured in rollover in Polk County
BEMIDJI -- A 47-year-old Red Lake man was injured in a rollover Saturday night in Polk County. Shawn Lussier was westbound on state Highway 92 at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving crossed into the oncoming lane and into the south ditch and...
June 7, 2015 - 12:35pm
May 5, 2015
Search on for man who suspected of taking DNR pickup, trailer, 4-wheeler near Mentor
MENTOR, Minn. -- Officers in Polk County are searching for a suspect in the theft late last week of a pickup, flatbed trailer and Polaris Ranger reported stolen late last week from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office near Mentor, Minn. The Polk County Sheriff’s...
May 5, 2015 - 7:10pm