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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CASS LAKE -- A Cass Lake woman arrested after law enforcement found her in possession of narcotics in April has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges . Terri Frazer, 53,...
BEMIDJI -- Two area women facing prison time were sentenced in Beltrami County District Court for their parts in an assault and burglary in July. Cassie Barrick , 32, of...
BEMIDJI -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Bemidji man charged with felony burglary for thefts from ice fishing houses on Lake Bemidji. Ryan Gregerson, 26,...
BEMIDJI—A dozen names were set in stone Saturday morning at the Freedom Defenders Veterans Memorial in Bemidji. Members of the memorial board hosted an open house style installation event to honor U.S. military servicemen and women, their families and site donors. Roger and Brenda Jarvi attended the open house to see the pavers they purchased for family members added to the memorial. The Jarvi's contribution made up a quarter of the stones installed Saturday, including pavers engraved for Roger's father, Voitto Jarvi, who served in 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...
WALKER—Diversity and prosperity were celebrated Friday as graduates from Leech Lake Tribal College and Red Lake Nation College walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at Northern Lights Casino in Walker. The colleges converged to commemorate 46 students earning their two-year college degrees as well as 27 Adult Basic Education GED and diploma graduates. Keynote speaker David Cournoyer, of Plain Depth Consulting in St.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday. Escape 7:12 a.m. A 41-year-old man was arrested following an escape call to the jail. DWI 6:28 p.m. A 21-year-old man was arrested for criminal vehicular operation following a DWI call to Roosevelt Road SE and Mission Road SE. Theft 1:15 p.m. Items were reported taken from a yard on the 7200 block of Mission Road NE. 3:01 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...
BENA—The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Board accepted the resignations of the school superintendent and principal at Thursday night's board meeting. The decision comes a week after students at the high school in Bena protested some decisions by the administration. School Board Chairman Rocky Papasodora declined to elaborate on the board's decision, deferring official comment to the Leech Lake Tribal Council, however in a split decision on Superintendent Crystal Redgrave's resignation, Papasodora cast the deciding vote to accept the resignation.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls. Wednesday, May 13 Drugs 1:18 a.m. A 38-year-old man, 35-year-old woman, 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested for controlled substances on Highway 89 NW and Kozka Court NW following a traffic stop for weapons offenses. Fire 2:20 a.m. Deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Roosevelt Road SE. Burglary 12:18 p.m.