Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and Beltrami county government 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 -- Before the sun's rays illuminated the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon course Saturday morning, the volunteers had already risen to the occasion. Course setters were on the path at 3 a.m. and volunteers were the last people to set foot on the race routes as they retrieved mile markers. "One thing I've been stressing, is without volunteers, this event wouldn't happen," said Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon Volunteer Coordinator Jill Bitker. Bitker slept in Saturday, she didn't arrive at the race site until 6 a.m.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: DWI 8:08 a.m. A 23-year-old man was arrested for DWI on Old Long Lake Road NW...
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Friday: 9:17 p.m. Medical on the 1000 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following...
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 -- Fright fanatics needn't wait any longer to get their Halloween horror fix. NightScreams opens Friday night in Bena. Three years ago, Big Winnie General Store owners Arnold and Matthew Dahl-Wooley concocted a plan to give back to the community -- NightScreams was born. Each year a portion, if not all, of proceeds are donated to a local charity. "It really brings people closer, and we have a blast," Arnold said. The attraction drew just less than 500 people in the first year.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Property damage 9:27 a.m. Shotgun damage to sign occurred within last four days on the 15700 block of Big Turtle Drive NE, no suspects. Photos taken. Disorderly conduct 7:47 p.m. Two parties were removed from a residence on the 7300 block of Preston Lane NE. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Accident 8:01 a.m.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a fire at Jim's Small Engine Repair shop Thursday afternoon. At approximately 3 p.m. a call came in of a fire on the 2300 block of Roosevelt Road SE. Occupants in the attached home escaped the structure and were tended to by Bemidji Ambulance, no injuries were reported. Although flames were contained early on, fire personnel remained on scene due to the danger of chemicals located inside the garage.
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...
RED LAKE -- Two men were arrested Friday in Red Lake and are charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine in Beltrami County. Christopher Erving Peoples, 33, of Red Lake, and Michael Linor Dukes, 46, address unknown, are charged with felony drug possession. Peoples and Dukes appeared Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Officers with the Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office assisted the Red Lake Police Department in executing a search warrant Friday at a residence on the 23300 block of Highway 1 in Red Lake.
BEMIDJI -- A former Eckles Township man pleaded guilty on Sept. 30 to felony arson in Beltrami County District Court. Donald Michael Roy, 39, of Minneapolis is accused of intentionally...