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Audit finds Minnesota preschool programs ‘complex and fragmented’
Groups hope Bemidji takes flight: New council forming to promote, develop aviation
Daudt said he was misunderstood: Still opposes gun control
Local agencies to participate in Drug Takeback Day
Refinery blast injures at least 11; fire still burning as evacuation continues
Browns get QB, Giants select RB Barkley to open NFL draft
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BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
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The trout don't know how lucky they are
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
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October 25, 2012
School bus tips on slippery central Minn. road
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A school bus has tipped over on a slippery road near Little Falls, sending six students to the hospital with minor injuries. The Morrison County sheriff's office says the bus driver lost control on a sharp curve around 7:15 a.m. Thursday. The bus was carrying...
October 25, 2012 - 3:46pm
October 17, 2012
Yellowhead Road closure through Oct. 27
BEMIDJI – A section of Yellowhead Road SW, from Pleasant Court SW to Lassie Lane SW, will be closed to thru traffic until Oct. 27 for Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead) maintenance. For questions and further information, contact Enbridge at 755-6724.
October 17, 2012 - 9:50am
October 11, 2012
St. Croix bridge project speeded up
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation announced they are accelerating the St. Croix Bridge project by starting construction on the river piers for the bridge foundation in 2013. The $50 million contract will open for bids in late-winter 2013....
October 11, 2012 - 4:19am
October 4, 2012
UPDATED: Road conditions improve as storm dumps snow on northwest MN
BEMIDJI — Improved road conditions in northwest Minnesota have prompted the Minnesota Department of Transportation to upgrade driving conditions Thursday afternoon to fair. An early winter storm of rain, snow and strong winds caused difficult to hazardous conditions earlier in the...
October 4, 2012 - 3:33pm
October 2, 2012
Road near Kelliher to temporary close
KELLIHER – A section of Willow Creek Road Northeast (County Road 103) will be closed starting Wednesday for about a week. The road will be closed between Minnesota Highway 1 and County Highway 36 southwest of Kelliher. The road closure will allow the Beltrami County Highway Department...
October 2, 2012 - 10:05am
October 1, 2012
Motorists urged to find route other than Roosevelt Road in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - Motorists intending to use Roosevelt Road Southeast are being encouraged to find another route for the next several days, starting this morning. City crews will be working on storm sewer drains on Roosevelt Road, between Washington Avenue South and Railroad Street Southeast,...
October 1, 2012 - 7:41am
September 28, 2012
One driver cited in two-semi crash that injured one
LARIMORE, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Friday it cited semi-trailer driver Larry Schoepp, 55, of Northwood, N.D., for failing to yield, causing an accident Thursday that injured one person. The patrol said Randal Nienaber, 52, of Bemidji, was hauling lumber in a 1994...
September 28, 2012 - 6:55pm
September 27, 2012
Trooper involved in injury accident near Fisher
FISHER, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was one of two people injured Tuesday night when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle along U.S. Highway 2, about two miles west of Fisher, Minn. The eastbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed to traffic for about two hours...
September 27, 2012 - 4:13am
September 25, 2012
Township repairing road near Turtle River
PORT HOPE TOWNSHIP - Hillcrest Road Northeast, west of Gull Lake Loop Road Northeast, will be closed starting today for road repairs. The repair work is expected to take two to three days to complete, according to a news release issued by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. Gull...
September 25, 2012 - 9:00am
September 24, 2012
Clearwater County road closed for work
BEMIDJI – A road closure in Clearwater County could impact mutual aid from Beltrami County or motorists traveling there. Clearwater County State Aid Highway 49, also known as 470th Street, will be closed east of Minnesota Highway 92 for maintenance work. Enbridge Pipelines began...
September 24, 2012 - 1:36pm
September 21, 2012
Minnesota sees surge in motorcycle deaths
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of people killed while riding motorcycles in Minnesota has risen significantly this year. Forty-seven motorcyclists have died in 2012, including five people in the past seven days. Most recently, a motorcyclist died after he hit a slow-moving farm...
September 21, 2012 - 11:38am
Bemidji man dies in crash on Highway 2
CASS LAKE — A Bemidji man died Thursday morning after rear-ending a dump truck on U.S. Highway 2 west of Cass Lake. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Theodore Bruers, 38, of Bemidji died in an accident that took place at 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning. Bruers was driving a 2006...
September 21, 2012 - 11:25am
Prep work begins Monday on I-94 project
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists travelling on Interstate 94 between St. Cloud and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and will encounter delays beginning Monday when both directions of the interstate are reduced to a single lane between Highway 24 at Clearwater and County Road 75 in...
September 21, 2012 - 11:03am
August 28, 2012
Northern Township project closes section of road for week
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP - A short section of Country Club Road Northeast will be closed to traffic for the week. A news release from Beltrami County said the closed road section is south of Goldenrod Street Northeast, about three quarters of a mile north of Bemidji Avenue. Crews, hired...
August 28, 2012 - 10:28am
August 24, 2012
DOT: Second interstate bridge recommended in Winona
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — State transportation officials are recommending a new two-lane interstate bridge be built over the Mississippi River, next to the existing span in Winona which has been listed as structurally deficient.
August 24, 2012 - 12:02pm