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Two men were injured in a shooting early Monday morning about 12 miles north of Park Rapids, according to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded at 1:07 a.m. Monday to a residence on the 11300 block of Jade Rose Drive in Clover Township and found that an 18-year-old and 21-year-old had been shot with a 22-caliber rifle, according to the press release. Cody Allen Paulson, 18, of Park Rapids, suffered gunshot wounds to his upper thigh and Jason Howard Walker, 21, of Park Rapids, suffered wounds to his left hand, according to the press release.
The Bemidji City Council on Monday will be asked to consider two requests from the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The council is expected to consider the allocation of $150,000 in sales-tax funds to support the development of a skate park. Additionally, Parks and Recreation Director Marcia Larson will ask for an additional $66,000 to fund the department. This money would not come from the sales tax pot. The Parks and Trails Commission in May voted to support the allocation of $150,000 in sales-tax dollars to fund part of the cost for a skate park.
Ongoing issues with Bemidji Iron & Recycling have prompted the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board to consider taking action. The JPB on Wednesday agreed to support the holding of a public hearing to review the conditions of the permit. "He does need to understand that he does need to comply," said JPB chair Roger Hellquist, referring to Mike Schulke, the owner of Bemidji Iron & Recycling, located on Beltrami County Road 21 in Northern Township. The JPB in August voted to suspend Schulke's conditional use permit until he met several conditions, including the planting of more than 300
Bradley Scott Gulstad, 26, of Merrifield, Minn., has been sentenced for criminal sexual conduct in the third degree by force or coercion, a serious felony. He had pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 29. A second charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with penetration was dismissed. Gulstad was given a stay of imposition for seven years and placed on supervised probation for seven years.
Twenty-plus years of watching "Wheel of Fortune" paid off in a big way for Wendy Bowman last week. Bowman, while watching last Thursday's episode, was shocked to see her Spin ID displayed across the TV screen. The puzzle's clue was a drink, and the answer turned out to be "a glass of Sangria." "And I knew, oh my gosh, I'm going to Spain," Bowman said. The Wheel Watchers Club is an online viewer loyalty program in which viewers are rewarded for tuning in to "Wheel of Fortune." They watch the show to see if their Spin ID appears on screen.
Tired of bright, flashing or scrolling signs outside of area businesses? You're not alone. The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to have its planning commission and staff begin looking into new rules that would regulate electronic signs. "I'm sure we're all aware of the influx we're having with these signs," said Greg Negard, a joint planning commission member. Negard took up the issue in May, writing a letter to fellow planning commission members and urging them to recommend to the JPB that a moratorium on such signs be adopted.
The two people killed when their automobile collided with a train Monday have been identified. They were David J. and Judy M. Brost, both 56, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and were husband and wife, according to a press release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office. Autopsy results are pending. The two died when their northbound automobile crashed with a westbound train at about 11:30 a.m. Monday at the junction of Portage Road Northeast and a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad about 3 miles west of Bena, according to a press release.
A Walker woman was arrested last week following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at a residence on the 32200 block of Mississippi Road in Walker, according to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office. Rebecca Lee Greer, 40, of Walker, was arraigned in Hubbard County District Court Monday, charged with possession of substances with intent to manufacturer methamphetamine, a felony, according to the press release. Bail was set at $200,000 or $150,000 with conditions.
A Walker woman was arrested last week following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at a residence on the 32200 block of Mississippi Road in Walker, according to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office. Rebecca Lee Greer, 40, of Walker, was arraigned in Hubbard County District Court on Monday, charged with possession of substances with intent to manufacturer methamphetamine, a felony, according to the press release. Bail was set at $200,000 or $150,000 with conditions.
The risks in not moving forward with the redevelopment of the south shore ultimately outweighed the risks in proceeding for Jerry Downs. The Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 Monday to approve the funding plan for the south shore of Lake Bemidji as Councilor Downs broke an apparent 3-3 tie. Downs was joined by Mayor Richard Lehmann and Councilors Ron Johnson and Onen Markeson in voting in favor of the plan. Opposed were Councilors Nancy Erickson, Roger Hellquist and Barb Meuers. "There's a great deal of risk in both moving forward and backward," Downs said.