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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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...
The following cases were heard Sept. 11 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter: Michael Aaron Johnson, 36, of Blackduck was sentenced for interfering with emergency services to 90 days in the Beltrami County Jail of which 86 days are stayed for one year. Johnson must serve four days. He has been placed on one year court probation and must pay a $300 fine. The following cases were heard Sept. 15 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T.
BEMIDJI -- A new gaming phenomena may be catching on in Bemidji. Young men have been going offline, putting away the consoles and controllers and meeting -- in person. The boys have been getting together on Thursday nights at BSU's American Indian Resource Center to play Makazinitaagewin. Three years ago Charles Grolla, a teacher at Cass Lake-Bena High School, saw a need to create a positive social environment where boys and men could get together to fraternize. Grolla saw Makazinitaagewin (moccasin game) as a perfect fit.
BEMIDJI -- A woman covered in blood was found sitting on the ground outside the Beltrami County Jail in June. Her attacker was convicted in Beltrami County Court on Tuesday. Jenna Catherine Roy, 22, of Bemidji plead guilty to a felony second-degree assault charge in July. The victim was stabbed in the stomach, neck and arm on the 300 block of Eighth Street NW and walked to the jail for help. Roy was sentenced to 21 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Roy was credited with 95 days time served.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Assault 5:47 p.m. A 42-year-old man was arrested for assault on the 2100 block of Roosevelt...
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Monday: 1:16 p.m. Carbon monoxide check on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. No emergency calls were logged for...
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...
"Biinjwebinigedaa" didn't exactly roll off Rep. Steve Simon's tongue Thursday afternoon, but that was exactly why he was in Red Lake. Simon, DFL-Hopkins, traveled to the Red Lake Indian Reservation to meet with the Red Lake Political Education Committee and view one of the absentee voting sites his bill made possible.
BEMIDJI -- Something spooky is coming to Bemidji... or is it already here? Supernatural Investigators of Minnesota (SIM) is coming to the area to host a paranormal talk on Saturday at Cabin Coffee House & Cafe. The group visited last year and apparently there is unfinished business downtown. Jerry Ayres, SIM founder, considers Bemidji his hometown. When SIM was in the area last year, the crew of eight -- including his wife and daughter -- investigated a possibly haunted rental property in Gonvik. "We went there, but the renters said, 'we're not going to tell you anything,'" Ayres said.
RED LAKE -- The unofficial results are in for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians' special election. Robert Smith appears to have beat six other contenders for a Red Lake District Tribal Council position Wednesday night. The special election took place to fill the position vacated by Donald "Dudie" May Jr. in March. Smith received 33.11 percent of 598 votes cast.