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Crime report for Dec. 8
Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
October 11, 2013
Cass Lake man convicted for string of crimes in October 2011
CASS LAKE — A Cass Lake man was convicted Thursday for his part in eight felony crimes committed in October 2011. David Arthur Larose, 27, was found guilty of six offenses involving an elderly woman in Federal Dam on or about Oct. 28, 2011, including: first-degree burglary...
October 11, 2013 - 6:17pm
September 23, 2013
4 arrested for theft in Cass, Hubbard counties
WALKER — Four people were arrested on Thursday in connection with stolen vehicles and property from the Walker, Backus, Hackensack and Longville areas. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted a Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer...
September 23, 2013 - 10:01pm
Man suffers gunshot wound after dog jumps into boat
WALKER — A 19-year-old man was treated for a hunting-related gunshot wound to the leg in Cass County on Sunday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cass Lake Indian Health Services at 9:23 a.m. where deputies found a man with a gunshot wound to his lower right...
September 23, 2013 - 9:59pm
July 3, 2013
Police looking for suspects in armed home invasion
WALKER — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two men who allegedly carried out an armed home invasion Monday night. According to a press release, the men are both more than 6 feet tall, of thin build and in their mid- to late-thirties...
July 3, 2013 - 5:39pm
April 9, 2013
Bemidji man dies after Saturday crash
WALKER – A Bemidji man injured in a Saturday crash near here has died. The Minnesota State Patrol reported on its website the driver who lost control of his car on State Highway 371 before it was struck broadside by another car has died. Previously, the State Patrol reported Johnathan...
April 9, 2013 - 8:46am
April 4, 2013
Longville man gets 20-year sentence for stabbing death
WALKER – A 25-year-old Longville man has been ordered to spend 20 years in prison for a stabbing at his home last year. Frank Jesse LaRose received the sentence Thursday. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Feb. 5, 2012, stabbing of James Raymond Elmberg,...
April 4, 2013 - 3:56pm
February 26, 2013
Woman hospitalized, man arrested after two-vehicle crash near Walker
WALKER - A two-vehicle crash near here Monday night has one woman in a Fargo hospital and a man facing potential charges. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, emergency crews responded to a crash next to Agency Bay Resort on Onigum Road at about 9:25 p.m. A female passenger...
February 26, 2013 - 10:13am
February 18, 2013
Free tax service sites open across north central Minnesota
BEMIDJI – More than 250 sites across state, including several in northern Minnesota, are offering taxpayers free assistance with filing income tax and property tax refund returns. Taxpayers have two options for free tax assistance sites. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)...
February 18, 2013 - 9:52am
February 13, 2013
AREA ROUNDUP: BCLB, Fosston-Bagley wrestlers begin section playoffs
BLACKDUCK – The section 8A and 8-2A wrestling tournaments begin Saturday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. In Section 8A Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena earned the fourth seed and will square off against No. 5 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton at 2 p.m. That winner will return...
February 13, 2013 - 11:06pm
December 21, 2012
Frizzell Furniture gives $2K to Red Cross through store promotion
WALKER – Frizzell Furniture in Walker has donated $2,085 to the North Star Chapter of the American Red Cross through a store promotion. The...
December 21, 2012 - 7:31pm
December 20, 2012
AREA ROUNDUP: Cass Lake-Bena edges rival Red Lake 97-96
RED LAKE – The Cass Lake-Bena boys basketball team ended the 2012 portion of its schedule on a high note last week as the Panthers outgunned Red Lake 97-96 here. “As usual, there was a packed house for this classic rivalry,” said CL-B coach Brian Michaelson whose team evened...
December 20, 2012 - 1:31am
December 17, 2012
Charges filed after vehicle rollover injures 5
PARK RAPIDS – Charges have been filed after a vehicle rollover early Friday morning injured all five occupants of the car. According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, a 2006 Cadillac rolled at 1:46 a.m. Friday on County Road 45. The car, driven by 25-year...
December 17, 2012 - 6:03pm
December 14, 2012
Cass Public Health receives honor
WALKER – Cass County Public Health/Home Care has been named a 2012 HHCAHPS (Home Health Customer Assessment of Health Care Providers & Systems) Honors recipient, an award recognizing home health agencies for patient experience. The annual honor acknowledges the top 20 percent...
December 14, 2012 - 10:27pm
November 29, 2012
Man sentenced for Walker murder
WALKER – A 21-year-old Walker man has been ordered to spend 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man here last spring. Sheldon James Smith received the sentence earlier this week from Judge John Smith. Previously, Sheldon Smith entered a guilty plea to second-degree intentional...
November 29, 2012 - 7:17pm
November 21, 2012
‘Sister’ to perform in Walker; Norvolds grew up in Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Sisters who were born in Bemidji to a mother who played organ at Calvary Lutheran Church remember when Christmas meant grandmother...
November 21, 2012 - 5:21pm