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Paul Richard Butterfield, 45, of Blackduck, was sentenced on Monday for two counts of criminal sexual conduct. Butterfield pleaded guilty on Aug. 28 to two charges of fondling himself in the presence of a child, which is a serious felony. A charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct previously was dismissed. For the first charge, he was sentenced to one year in jail with 299 days stayed for two years and placed on supervised probation for two years.
It has been said that a successful marriage takes a team effort -but for Nate and Jamie Haskell, they take that idea to the next level. The Haskells today begin competing together in the U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship at the Bemidji Curling Club. A curling team typically is composed of four individuals, but for the Mixed Doubles Championships, each team will consist of a pair of competitors. Or, in the Haskells' case, one married couple.
The driver of the vehicle that rolled Wednesday on U.S. Highway 2 has been identified. Anton Tibbets, 24, of Bemidji was driving the 1991 Dodge Dakota, which rolled while the vehicle was heading west on an icy Highway 2. He lost control of the vehicle and rolled into the median, according to the State Patrol out of Thief River Falls. Monika Tibbets, 63, of Bemidji, a passenger in the vehicle was seriously injured in the crash, according to the State Patrol.
Icy roads contributed to crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 2 in which a Bemidji woman was seriously injured. According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls, Monika Tibbets, 63, of Bemidji, was a passenger in a vehicle heading west on U.S.
Bemidji is already meeting a new requirement for phosphorus discharge, yet the City Council on Monday decided to contribute $1,000 to a fight against the new level restriction. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota, to which Bemidji belongs, is threatening a lawsuit with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over its new requirement for all new or expanding wastewater treatment facilities to meet a 1 milligram per liter phosphorus limit.
The Bemidji City Council unanimously voted to support the Joint Economic Development Commission - but not until after a previous motion to terminate the agreement failed. Historically, the council has approved three-year agreements with the JEDC and contributed $20,000 a year. Due to a mistake, the JEDC this year was acting for retroactive approval and funding for 2007, plus $25,000 a year for 2008 and 2009.
Two of the three suspects in Friday's drive-by shooting have been charged. Jesus Thomas Ali, 21, of St.
Don't call it the parks and recreation commission. Due to a "nay" vote from Councilor Jerry Downs, the name will remain the Parks and Trails Commission. The name of the commission was inadvertently changed to the Parks and Trails Commission during the recodification of the Bemidji City Code, which was adopted Aug.
The city of Bemidji has proposed a levy increase of 9.9 percent for 2008. During a Truth in Taxation hearing at Bemidji City Hall Monday, Finance Director Ron Eischens explained the levy increase and answered questions from the City Council. One resident attended the hearing, but did not ask questions or address the council. The City Council will adopt the final budget during its Dec. 17 meeting.
How much will the south shore property cost?