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 -- A solution for Bemidji's homeless population is slowly gaining ground. Beltrami County Commissioners heard an update on Center City Housing's proposed Bemidji area housing project during a work session Tuesday afternoon. Commissioners approved a portion of Center City Housing project at the regular board meeting following the work session. Nancy Cashman with Duluth-based Center City Housing presented commissioners a timeline with a start of construction on a 60-unit building in 2016 and occupant leasing in the summer 2017.
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Monday: DWI 12:33 a.m. A 30-year-old woman was arrested for DWI and a 23-year-old man was arrested for violating conditions of release on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. A 21-year-old man was arrested for an unidentified charge. Drugs 12:56 a.m. Two 18-year-old men and a 19-year-old woman were cited following a report of three parties smoking marijuana in a parking lot on the 300 block of 23rd Street NW. Assault 9:17 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Tuesday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BAGLEY -- A Clearwater County pastor is charged with 16 counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between 2009 and 2014. Scott Morey, 42, of Shevlin appeared in Clearwater County Court in Bagley on Friday facing eight first-degree, three second-degree, two third-degree and three fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Morey was a pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Winger, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bejou and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McIntosh. The Rev. Dr.
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Friday: Assault 5:14 p.m. Two inmates were issued citations for disorderly conduct at the jail on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Underage consumption 9:11 p.m. A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were cited for minor consumption of alcohol on the 1100 block of Event Center Drive NE. The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Saturday: Disorderly conduct 12:16 a.m.
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...
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji State University student was transported to Sanford Medical Center Fargo after being found outside in the cold Sunday morning. The student has been identified as Hannah Rolschau. Scott Faust, BSU director of communications and marketing, said Rolschau was a second-year education major. "The university's primary focus at this point is Hannah's welfare and her family and her recovery," Faust said. Sanford Medical Center Fargo confirmed Rolschau was a patient Monday afternoon.
BEMIDJI -- Three men are facing felony robbery charges after assaulting a man in Bemidji early Thursday morning. Robin Lee Lussier, 25, of Bemidji, Shelby Gene Boswell, 23, of St. Paul, and Brandon James Madigan, 18, of Cass Lake, were arrested Tuesday morning when Bemidji Police responded to a report of an ongoing assault and robbery on the 100 block of Gemmel Avenue in Bemidji. Upon arrival at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers observed a male running out of a residence cradling his left arm, according to court documents. The victim had blood on his face and body.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Underage consumption 12:00 a.m. Two 19-year-old women, an 18-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were cited for minor consumption on the 600 block of Patriot Drive NW. Robbery 2:31 a.m. An 18-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were arrested following a robbery call to the 100 block of Gemmel Ave. SW. Drugs 9:53 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...