Crystal Dey covers crime, courts 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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The following cases were heard Aug. 29 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Kelly William Burgoon, 48, of Becida was sentenced for second-degree DWI to one year in the Beltrami County Jail of which 335 days are stayed for four years. Burgoon must serve 30 days and may do so on sentence to serve. He has been credited with three days time served.
BEMIDJI -- Cinderella isn't always a blond-haired, blue-eyed English girl. Not the way Peter Marino tells the story. The author has fused the timeless tale of transformation with local lore to produce "CinderFace: A Children's Ojibwe Poem." The 13-scene poem centers around nine characters including CinderFace (Ayasha) and her sisters, Abequa and Ojawa. Marino has removed the stepsister element and reconciled the three sisters, he believes he is the first author to do so in retelling the Cinderella tale. "There is a book called Sootface," Marino said.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Thursday: Drugs 9:40 p.m. A 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were cited for drug paraphernalia on...
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Thursday: 5:41 p.m. Medical on the 900 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.
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...
WALKER -- A former Cass Lake-Bena School Board member was convicted Tuesday in Cass County Court of theft from the School District in 2008. Terri L. Vail, 53, of Cass Lake, was sentenced to 30 days home detention with electronic monitoring for one count of felony theft by false representation.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Warrant 12:57 p.m. A 25-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of...
The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls on Wednesday: 6:43 p.m. Medical on 8th Street and America Ave. NW. 9:05 p.m. Medical on the 3800 block of Moberg...
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 man accused of robbing a Bemidji home at shotgun point was sentenced Tuesday for felony assault in Beltrami County Court. Andrew Edward Martin, 23, of Bemidji, was sentenced to three years in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.