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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CASS LAKE -- If you want to know the weather in northern Minnesota, you don't turn to the Weather Channel -- you watch the Rez Report. Local comedian Rob Fairbanks...
BEMIDJI -- Perhaps the most important part of working with youth is knowing how to save a young person's life. Youth providers learned how to do just that by exploring prevention, intervention and postvention strategies during suicide information sessions at the Sanford Center on Thursday. The sessions are part of Evergreen Youth & Family Services 2015 annual conference "Building Positive Outcomes for Youth and Families." The two-day conference, co-sponsored by the Sanford Center and Bemidji State University social work program, continues today and has more than 350 people registered.
WHITE EARTH -- A Mahnomen woman is facing felony burglary and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a man's home and stabbing him Saturday. Serena Lee Oppegard, 40, was arrested Saturday after White Earth police responded to a report of an assault on the 21300 block of Strawberry Mountain Road in Clearwater County at approximately 5:13 a.m.. According to court documents, a woman called 911 after she woke up to a female, later identified as Oppegard, standing over the bed stabbing a male victim.
BEMIDJI -- The second of two Bemidji men charged with burglary from fish houses on Lake Bemidji has plead guilty in Beltrami County District Court. Ryan Gregerson, 26, pleaded guilty to felony third-degree burglary on March 12. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Gregerson and Zachary Glime, 26, were arrested in February after the two were linked to the burglaries.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: DWI 1:04 a.m. A 21-year-old woman was arrested for DWI on 24th Street NW and Park Ave. NW. Accident 2:46 p.m. Deputies and officer assisted state patrol with crash on Highway 2 E. 6:37 p.m. A 45-year-old was cited for driving after revocation following an accident with injuries on the 12400 block of Swenson Road SE. Burglary 9:13 p.m.
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 Bemidji man caught with more than five pounds of marijuana appeared in Beltrami County District Court on Monday. Kevin Palathingal Albert, 23, is charged with felony terroristic...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Monday: Drugs 8:46 a.m. A 26-year-old man was arrested on the 8800 block of Hazelwood Road NE for violation of probation with possible pending drug possession charges. Assault 8:11 a.m. A 23-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault, DWI and drug charges on the 4900 block of Magnolia Lane NW. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday: Accident 12:07 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...
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...