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Man shot by police outside Minn. apartment building ID’d
Firefighters’ driver jailed in I-35W crash that killed 2
Farm Bureau to hold Beltrami County candidate forum next month
Minn. drowning victim ‘a talented mechanic with a huge heart’
BMS annual giving opportunity
AUTO RACING: Bemidji Speedway wraps up track championship season
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox beat St. Martin in Class C state tourney opener
CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys second, girls fifth at Shocky Strand Invitational
GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji edges Pequot Lakes 4-3
BOYS SOCCER: Wet, wild home opener ends in 4-0 BHS win
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John Martin Bratrud
Madeline D. Boswell
Albert Franklin "Dix" Coffin
Cyndi Fenske: Goings on at the library in September
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY AUG. 28
Patt Rall: Much music in Bemidj this week
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
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Thief River Falls
North Dakota hockey goalie changes name to honor mother, grandmother
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Zane Gothberg will now be known as Zane McIntyre. The University of North Dakota starting goaltender legally changed his last name this week to honor his mother and his late grandmother. “My grandmother and my mother have been very influential in my...
August 29, 2014 - 9:52am
July 19, 2014
Thief River Falls man sought sexual relations with deputy posing as 15-year-old
HALLOCK, Minn. -- A Thief River Falls man pleaded guilty this week in Kittson County District Court to three counts of soliciting a minor online after he made sexual advances toward an undercover sheriff’s deputy. Marty Dale Johnson, 52, responded to an advertisement posted...
July 19, 2014 - 11:43am
May 23, 2014
Man arrested in Thief River Falls woman’s killing in California
An arrest has been made in the April 27 killing of a former Thief River Falls, Minn., woman who was found dead in Riverside, Calif. The body of Jamie Lea Harmer, 32, was discovered along railroad tracks. The body had been dismembered and scattered in plastic trash bags along...
May 23, 2014 - 8:30am
April 25, 2014
Black bear killed in crash near Thief River Falls
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A black bear was killed over the weekend in a crash near Thief River Falls, according to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department. No one in the vehicle was injured, the department said. A vehicle damage estimate was not available. These...
April 25, 2014 - 8:39am
April 17, 2014
Thief River Falls man faces charges in high-speed chase
WARREN, Minn. -- A Thief River Falls man led Marshall County deputies on a chase at more than 120 mph in a stolen car Monday, authorities said. According to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Christian B. Potucek, 20, appeared Wednesday in district...
April 17, 2014 - 9:09am
January 31, 2014
Thief River Falls man charged with solicitation of children
HALLOCK, Minn. -- A Thief River Falls man has been charged with electronic solicitation of children after being arrested Thursday. Marty D. Johnson, 51, was arrested in Pennington County by the Kittson County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Deputy Steve Porter said in a Kittson...
January 31, 2014 - 2:21pm
Minnesota fugitive arrested, faces charges in break-in
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- A Thief River Falls man was arrested last week in Detroit Lakes for an outstanding felony warrant in Red Lake County. Brian Allen Torkelson, 23, who also was a fugitive wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, was transported to the Tri-County...
January 31, 2014 - 2:18pm
November 20, 2013
Thief River Falls man convicted of threatening, extorting brothers
THIEF RIVER FALLS — A Pennington County jury took less than 90 minutes Wednesday to find Gerald Sunsdahl guilty on three felony counts, including terrorizing brothers Dean Hanson and Dale Hanson in an attempt to coerce them into giving him money. State District Judge Jeffery Remick...
November 20, 2013 - 7:11pm
October 23, 2013
Thief River Falls bank officer charged with embezzling nearly $400,000
MINNEAPOLIS -- A former bank officer in Thief River Falls is facing a federal embezzlement charge after she allegedly stole nearly $400,000 from the bank. Vicki Lynn Torgerson, 48, was charged last week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis with embezzlement by a bank officer....
October 23, 2013 - 8:11am
October 21, 2013
Murder trial set to begin in Thief River Falls
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Jury selection will begin Tuesday in Thief River Falls in the murder trial of Jedidiah Troxel, 33, Crookston. He is accused of first degree murder and criminal sexual assault in the 2012 stabbing death of Tanya Kazmierczak, 40, Thief River Falls....
October 21, 2013 - 9:25pm
September 25, 2013
N.D. authorities arrest Thief River Falls sex offender; searching for second TRF man
FINLEY, N.D. – The report of a stolen car early today has authorities expanding a manhunt that began near here Tuesday. The search for Dylan Klade and Corey Roper started about 11 a.m. Tuesday in fields near Finley and Portland in eastern North Dakota. The...
September 25, 2013 - 8:25am
September 13, 2013
Girls tennis: Bemidji dominates Thief River Falls
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Bemidji girls tennis team continued its success this season with a 6-1 victory over Thief River Falls Wednesday. The Prowlers got their lone victory in the fourth match of singles as Callie Fagerstorm defeated Sarah McNallan in three sets. "Sarah took our...
September 13, 2013 - 2:42pm
August 21, 2013
Body of missing St. Hilaire, Minn., man found in nearby bean field
ST. HILAIRE, Minn. -- The body of Thomas O’Hara, the St. Hilaire man missing for two weeks, was found about 1:30 p.m. today in a soybean field less than a mile from his hometown, said Pennington County Sheriff Ray Kuznia. O’Hara, 40, last was seen about 4 p.m. Aug. 8, walking...
August 21, 2013 - 5:15pm
May 17, 2013
Thief River Falls day care owner accused of bruising boy
The father of a 4-year-old boy in Thief River Falls says a day care owner there spanked and slapped his son this week, leaving him bruised and black-eyed. This morning, a criminal charge of malicious punishment of a child was filed in state district court in Thief River Falls...
May 17, 2013 - 1:14pm
March 14, 2013
Northrop Grumman commits to drone tech park
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Northrop Grumman has committed to being the anchor tenant of a proposed unmanned aircraft systems technology park at Grand Forks Air Force Base, according to Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. They said Wednesday that the defense contractor, which...
March 14, 2013 - 9:01am