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—Beltrami County Commissioners reviewed the local transit sales and use tax, and considered a request to help fund a purchase of property in the Bemidji Regional Airport runway protection zone at Tuesday's meeting. Beltrami County Administrator Kay Mack informed the board the tax imposed on motor vehicles has brought in $2.9 million in net sales tax revenue between April 2014 and March 2015.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls. Friday, May 15 Accident 5:46 a.m. One vehicle rollover accident without injuries was reported on North Grace lake Road and Pumpkinseed Road SE. 11:10 a.m. A 22-year-old woman was cited following a two vehicle accident with injury on the 5200 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Warrant 2:20 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Sunday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI—A St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to felony assault after he and two other men allegedly assaulted and robbed a Bemidji man in January. Shelby Boswell, 23, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in Beltrami County District Court on May 12. Boswell was arrested along with Robin Lussier, 26, of Bemidji, and Brandon Madigan, 18, of Cass Lake. The men are accused of assaulting a man and stealing his cell phone and wallet. Madigan pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in February.
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in an armed home invasion in Wilton in December. Brett King, 21, was convicted of one count of felony first-degree burglary in possession of a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony second-degree assault in Beltrami County District Court on May 11. King pleaded guilty to the charges in March. King was sentenced to four years in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for the burglary charge. He was sentenced consecutively to two concurrent, three-year prison terms for the assault charges.
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...