Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer. 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 Sheriff Phil Hodapp has served two four-year terms and was elected to his third, running unopposed Tuesday.
BEMIDJI -- For the first time in 25 years, Beltrami County has a new lead attorney. Annie Claesson-Huseby, Chief Assistant Beltrami County Attorney, won the most-anticipated local race with 51.84 percent (7,522 votes) to David Hanson’s 48.01 percent (6,966) with all 62 precincts reporting. There were 22 write-in votes.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday: Warrant 10:48 a.m. A 19-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Theft 4:50 p.m. A 36-year-old man was arrested for theft, fleeing a peace officer and giving a peace officer a false name on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. 6:43 p.m.
The following people were booked into the Beltrami County Jail Monday. The charges listed here do not necessarily reflect the nature of the counts that may be levied against them...
BEMIDJI -- A solid solution to the homeless situation in Bemidji is difficult to picture today. Still, Beltrami County Commissioners have begun steps to finding that reality.
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...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday: DWI 6:57 a.m. A 60-year-old woman was arrested for DWI on Highway 89 NW in Puposky. Accident 10:15 p.m. Car vs. deer crash on Highway 2 E. Passerby took possession of deer. Warrant 1:41 p.m. A 22-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants following a stalled vehicle complaint on Balsam Road NW and Cardinal Road NW. 10:56 p.m. A 27-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on Irvine Ave.
BEMIDJI -- Tonight, a sanctuary from the late autumn cold weather opens its doors to homeless people in Bemidji. Overnight lows are forecasted to be near 30 degrees; below the...
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man charged with felony assault on an 8-week-old baby boy in July plead not guilty Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court. Donny Lee Carlsen, 38, was arrested July 8 after law enforcement served him with an arrest warrant for allegedly inflicting injuries on his 8-week-old son two days earlier. The child was life-flighted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo where it was determined he suffered brain injuries.Carlsen is accused of striking the infant in the face, shaking the baby and then dropping him while attempting to answer his cellphone.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji woman appeared in Beltrami County District Court on Tuesday facing a felony charge after allegedly using a stun gun on another woman outside a local pharmacy. Jessica Marie Hughes, 21, is charged with use of a stun gun while not defending self or property after she used an "electronic incapacitation device" to assault a woman, according to court documents. Use of a stun gun when not defending yourself or property carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A female victim called Bemidji police at approximately 10 p.m. on Oct. 24.