Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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BEMIDJI -- The Nameless Coalition for the Homeless began as an unnamed group of well-intentioned people in October 2013. While progress has been slow, the mission has stayed steady --...
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man has pleaded guilty to assaulting an 8-week-old baby in July. Donny Lee Carlsen, 38, pleaded not guilty to felony first-degree assault Oct. 28. Carlsen entered a guilty plea by plea agreement in Beltrami County District Court on Jan. 6. Carlsen was arrested July 8 for inflicting injuries on his 8-week-old son two days earlier. Carlsen is accused of striking the infant in the face, shaking the baby and then dropping him while attempting to answer his cellphone.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday: Assault 8:00 p.m. A 31-year-old man was arrested for violating a court order and domestic assault on the 10100 block of Jourdan Court NE. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Saturday: Theft 2:59 p.m. Individual reported theft of license plate tabs. Accident 5:13 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Saturday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
WALKER -- A Cass Lake man has been found guilty by a jury of attempted murder, assault, kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle for his part in the stabbing and kidnapping of a man on Aug. 1. Sheldon James Armstrong III, 22, is charged with felony first-degree premeditated attempted murder, kidnapping, second-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle. A jury found him guilty on all counts in Cass County Court on Thursday. A jury trial began last Tuesday.
BEMIDJI -- As the number of states taking steps toward marijuana legalization continues to increase, so do medicinal and economic opportunities. Almost half the nation has developed medical marijuana laws which may change the terrain of states as legal cannabis crops are planted. But what of the approximately 56.2 million acres of tribal lands that lie inside state borders and operate outside state laws? Indian reservations are sovereign lands that have separate, independent governing bodies. The U.S.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Friday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
WILTON -- A third person has been arrested in connection with a Wilton home invasion that occurred in December. Two people had already been taken into custody for the burglary. The investigation led law enforcement to the arrest of three additional men for the sale of marijuana. A Beltrami County Sheriff's Office investigator and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension special agent learned that Nathaniel John Dennis Houle, 19, of Bemidji, and another male were allegedly with Brett King and Paige King when they entered a residence on the 200 block of Dewey Avenue SW in Wilton on Dec.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Disorderly conduct 9:09 a.m. A 32-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants following a request to remove one from the 5600 block of Alps Court NW. Assault 8:54 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Thursday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...