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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The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Wednesday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
"Biinjwebinigedaa" didn't exactly roll off Rep. Steve Simon's tongue Thursday afternoon, but that was exactly why he was in Red Lake. Simon, DFL-Hopkins, traveled to the Red Lake Indian Reservation to meet with the Red Lake Political Education Committee and view one of the absentee voting sites his bill made possible.
BEMIDJI -- Something spooky is coming to Bemidji... or is it already here? Supernatural Investigators of Minnesota (SIM) is coming to the area to host a paranormal talk on Saturday at Cabin Coffee House & Cafe. The group visited last year and apparently there is unfinished business downtown. Jerry Ayres, SIM founder, considers Bemidji his hometown. When SIM was in the area last year, the crew of eight -- including his wife and daughter -- investigated a possibly haunted rental property in Gonvik. "We went there, but the renters said, 'we're not going to tell you anything,'" Ayres said.
RED LAKE -- The unofficial results are in for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians' special election. Robert Smith appears to have beat six other contenders for a Red Lake District Tribal Council position Wednesday night. The special election took place to fill the position vacated by Donald "Dudie" May Jr. in March. Smith received 33.11 percent of 598 votes cast.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday: Accident 5:55 a.m. A car vs. deer accident was reported on Adams Ave. NW and Arrowwood...
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Thursday: 4:02 p.m. Fire alarm activation on the 800 block of Dewey Ave. NE. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to...
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...
The following cases were heard on Sept. 2, 2014 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Kyle Walter Nelson, 29, of Bemidji was sentenced for second-degree DWI refusal to one year in the Beltrami County Jail of which 335 days are stayed for three years. Nelson must serve 30 days and has been credited with one day time served. Nelson has been placed on three years court probation and must pay a $400 fine. The following cases were heard on Sept. 8, 2014 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R.
BEMIDJI -- Dog catchers and city pounds have been depicted in countless cartoons and television sitcoms over the years. Presumably the puppy jails are overrun with yippy dogs and hissing cats. Bemidji's City Pound is -- quiet and half-full most days. "It is a puppy jail, but it's a jail where they are treated very well," said Bemidji Police Officer Tom Charboneau. "It's so discouraging, some of the misconceptions out there." Charboneau is the department's designated community service officer and oversees the pound. On Thursday, two dogs and one cat were boarded at the city pound.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Thursda y: Theft 1:58 p.m. A 29-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were arrested following a shoplifting...