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January 5, 2013
John Eggers: How great college teachers and gun control issue relate
First I am going to remind college students what they should expect in their college/university teachers and then I am going to identify a better solution to the gun issue than, let’s say, getting rid of guns. My readers frequently ask me “Where do you get your ideas?” Although...
January 5, 2013 - 11:13pm
Extra officer position to help Bemidji Police Department
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Police Department is doing a lot with a little. In a city with one of the highest crime rates in the state, Bemidji police...
January 5, 2013 - 10:17pm
January 4, 2013
Peter Funt: Protecting school kids
Jonathan Hornik, the Democratic mayor of Marlboro Township in New Jersey, is a pragmatist. He favors a ban on the sale of assault weapons. He also wants laws to prohibit ordinary citizens from possessing high-capacity magazines. He’s eagerly anticipating recommendations from Vice...
January 4, 2013 - 12:33am
December 14, 2012
BPD hires two new police officers
BEMIDJI – Officers Dane Donnell and Mark Pinoniemi were recently hired to join the Bemidji Police Department. Donnell fills the position vacated by Eric Rypkema’s resignation. Donnell was sworn in Dec. 5 at Bemidji City Hall. Pinoniemi fills the position created by DJ Regas’...
December 14, 2012 - 10:04pm
November 27, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Students prepared for the future The increasing number of science, technology, engineering and math courses for students at Bemidji Middle School appears to be paying off. Courses designed to pique students’ imagination and interest is making learning fun. It’s also preparing...
November 27, 2012 - 2:08am
November 15, 2012
Five accidents, no injuries Thursday
BEMIDJI — Although the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of five accidents Thursday due to early-morning icy roads, only very minor injuries occurred, Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp said in a telephone interview. One of the accidents was a rollover that...
November 15, 2012 - 10:19pm
October 23, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
A reasonable price to pay The implementation of the CodeRED Reverse 911 Emergency Notification System for the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is a benefit to all citizens and a welcome technology with potential life-saving capabilities. CodeRED serves as an emergency notification...
October 23, 2012 - 12:21am
September 26, 2012
One injured in three-vehicle crash
A three-vehicle accident that occurred at about 4 p.m. Tuesday on 15th Street Northwest, between Norton Avenue and Middle School Road, resulted...
September 26, 2012 - 4:00am
August 29, 2012
Autopsy shows alcohol in accident victim’s system
BEMIDJI – Investigators have determined the pedestrian victim of a fatal traffic accident Saturday had consumed alcohol, according to a news release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Tyler Cummings, 21, was apparently lying in the roadway when he was struck by a car near...
August 29, 2012 - 11:03pm
August 28, 2012
Fatal collision leaves questions
BEMIDJI – A fatal car-pedestrian collision remains under investigation as Beltrami County sheriff’s deputies reconstruct the incident. Tyler Blake Cummings, 21, died early Saturday after a car struck him near Balsam Road on Irvine Avenue Northwest in Northern Township. Sheriff...
August 28, 2012 - 12:04am
August 26, 2012
Building destroyed by fire
A Bemidji firefighter straightens his hose while he waits for water pressure as firefighters battle a fire that started at about 5:30 p.m. Friday...
August 26, 2012 - 12:27am
August 25, 2012
Bemidji man dies after being struck by car in Northern Township
A 21-year-old Bemidji man who apparently was lying in the roadway died after being struck by a car early Saturday morning in Northern Township, according to a news release from Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received two 911 calls at about...
August 25, 2012 - 11:28pm
August 24, 2012
Police announce extra DWI patrols through Labor Day
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department and Minnesota State Patrol will step-up drunken driving patrols now through Sept. 3 as part of a state- and nationwide DWI enforcement campaign. A DWI offense can result in the loss of a driver’s license...
August 24, 2012 - 12:53am
August 23, 2012
Outpatient services for inmates set to expand
BEMIDJI – The historic Beltrami County Courthouse was once used to sentence criminals, but the Beltrami County Jail will soon use the vacant space to expand outpatient services to jail inmates in hopes of lessening the number of repeat offenders. “How many times have you heard...
August 23, 2012 - 1:15am
August 16, 2012
After cutting police force, town weighs decision
By Tom Robertson, MPR News 91.3 FM FERTILE – More than 10 years ago, officials in this small northwestern Minnesota town did away with its police department. In another effort to save local tax money, officials decided in 2010 to drop the town’s contract with the Polk County sheriff’s...
August 16, 2012 - 12:22am