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 -- A BSU student who died Wednesday morning after leaving a house party in Bemidji is believed to have fallen in a creek before a passerby discovered her in...
BEMIDJI -- Anishinaabe Americans have banded together to bring back their native tongue. After decades of decline, Ojibwe has been making a comeback in immersion schools, online resources and bilingual literature. Leech Lake descendant Michael Lyons is adding to that rebirth, dabbling in multiple genres in his artistry. Lyons started with comic strips, branched out into theater and is now working on an English/Ojibwe language workbook for children -- "Boozhoo Ajidamoo" (Hello Squirrel). "I'm not really a language teacher.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Accident 8:13 a.m. Car vs. deer accident without injuries on the 23500 block of Irvine Ave. NW in Puposky. Warrant 1:44 p.m. A 25-year-old man was arrested on a warrant and cited for speeding on Christa Road NE and Highway 72 NE.
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...
BEMIDJI -- A 20-year-old female BSU student was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after she was found unconscious in a wooded area in Bemidji. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said a...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday: Suspicious 12:44 a.m. A 56-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested for violations related to poaching a deer on Windmill Road NW in Pinewood. Assault 3:16 p.m. A 40-year-old man was arrested for assault and a 32-year-old woman was arrested for domestic child abuse on the 20300 block of Old Buckhorn Lane NE in Hines. 4:48 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...
BEMIDJI -- A level three sex offender is expected to move to the Bemidji area next week. Gerald Joseph Browneagle, 37, is currently incarcerated in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Moose Lake. Browneagle is anticipated to be released Tuesday and will be living on the 500 block of Fourth Street NW in Bemidji, according to a Minnesota Department of Corrections fact sheet shared by the Bemidji Police Department. Browneagle has a history of engaging in sexual contact with female victims ages 11 to adult.
BEMIDJI -- Students spiced up Tuesday's fry bread taco fundraiser with a side of steaming chili at the BSU American Indian Resource Center. The Bemidji State University Council of Indian Students hosted the end-of-semester event to raise money to support the spring powwow.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji woman and a Redby man appeared in Beltrami County District Court on Monday facing felony robbery charges for allegedly beating a man and stealing his van in November. Jessica Tara Barney, 32, and Kyle James Kingbird, 28, were arrested after Bemidji police responded to a report of a man being assaulted and his van stolen at approximately 6 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Paul Bunyan Mall parking lot.