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One of the two Clearwater County brothers accused of killing their sister in 1998 has pleaded guilty to assisting in the disposal of his sister's remains. Todd Walter Martin, 36, of Fosston, pleaded guilty Jan. 5 to a felony charge of aiding an offender. Todd and his brother, Troy Martin, 39, of Bagley, were originally charged with aiding and abetting manslaughter in the second degree.
BAGLEY - It was a move Clearwater County Commissioner John Nelson called "a sigh of relief" because it means health care and local jobs will stay in Clearwater County. Nelson signed an agreement Tuesday to allow Sanford Health to purchase the operations of Clearwater Health Services, based in Bagley. As of Feb.
Students in the Bemidji School District may soon notice a change to their classroom names. A sign for the health office will have "Aakoziiwigamigoons" next to it, the cafeteria will have "Wisiniiwigamig" and art room will include "Mazinibii'igewigamig." Dozens of signs featuring words in Ojibwe are being made by five students at Bemidji High School and will placed throughout the school district.
The 20-year-old man who went to the emergency room early Sunday after crashing his vehicle into an observation point along the Lake Shore Trail while fleeing from officers appeared in court Tuesday. Christopher Ray Garcia of Lubbock, Texas, was charged with driving a motor vehicle without owner's consent and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Judge John Melbye set bail in the amount of $20,000. Garcia's next court appearance is Tuesday. He remains in Beltrami County Jail. According to court documents: At 10:25 p.m.
A man charged with assaulting his 3-month-old daughter told investigators three different accounts of events leading to her injuries, court papers filed Wednesday state. Court records state the man, Roger Darrin Warner of Laporte, initially told law enforcement the girl fell from a bed. Warner then said he dropped the girl in the shower and finally reported falling on top of the girl. The parents also reportedly waited several hours Jan.
Jerry Hamilton of Bemidji came into last year's Hardwater Classic Ice Fishing Tournament thinking it was just something to do that day. But after learning his 1-pound, 3-ounce northern pike was the biggest fish caught that day, he was pleasantly surprised when he was proclaimed the winner and presented with $1,000. The Hardwater Classic, a catch-and-release ice fishing tournament on Lake Bemidji, will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Ice anglers are urged to take caution when considering crossing ice heaves on area lakes. At approximately 7:30 a.m.
A 20-year-old Bemidji man went to the emergency room early Sunday after crashing his vehicle into an observation point along the Lake Shore Trail while fleeing from officers. According to the Bemidji Police Department, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. An officer traveling northbound on Bemidji Avenue near 15th Street Northwest saw the southbound vehicle, later known to be driven by Christopher Ray Garcia. The officer, who used a radar gun to capture the vehicle's speed at 66 mph, turned the squad car around to follow th
He's known as the "bus guy," the man with the pink hat and the person who bus drivers look for when it's time to get kids home. There's a reason Greg Liedl, a former state trooper and the district's transportation director of 12 years, has 232 school toy school buses - items he's collected or been gifted over the last decade or so - in his office. He works at the heart of the transportation central command system and makes a serious effort to make sure no kid is left without a ride. At around 3:15 p.m. Dec.
A Bemidji School District bus travels along Sunset Drive, east of Becida, on a Monday afternoon. Unbeknown to many of its student passengers, every two minutes a tracking device inside the bus' radio reports the bus's speed, direction of travel and exact location back to school officials in Bemidji. For the past decade, Bemidji School District officials have made efforts to use advanced mapping and routing technology in order to find the most efficient bus routes possible, as a way to cut expenses. This is important, they say, because the school district can't afford to waste time or money,