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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BEMIDJI -- Richard D. Anderson won re-election to Beltrami County Commissioner, running unopposed in District 3. Anderson received 98.74 percent of votes, with 34 write-in votes. Anderson was first elected...
BEMIDJI -- Former Beltrami County Sheriff Keith H. Winger, 65, is returning to county government after defeating Matt Bliss, 50, a Pennington resort owner, for the District 1 spot on...
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp has served two four-year terms and was elected to his third, running unopposed Tuesday.
BEMIDJI -- For the first time in 25 years, Beltrami County has a new lead attorney. Annie Claesson-Huseby, Chief Assistant Beltrami County Attorney, won the most-anticipated local race with 51.84 percent (7,522 votes) to David Hanson’s 48.01 percent (6,966) with all 62 precincts reporting. There were 22 write-in votes.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday: Warrant 10:48 a.m. A 19-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Theft 4:50 p.m. A 36-year-old man was arrested for theft, fleeing a peace officer and giving a peace officer a false name on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. 6:43 p.m.
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...
BEMIDJI -- A solid solution to the homeless situation in Bemidji is difficult to picture today. Still, Beltrami County Commissioners have begun steps to finding that reality.
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...
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday: DWI 6:57 a.m. A 60-year-old woman was arrested for DWI on Highway 89 NW in Puposky. Accident 10:15 p.m. Car vs. deer crash on Highway 2 E. Passerby took possession of deer. Warrant 1:41 p.m. A 22-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants following a stalled vehicle complaint on Balsam Road NW and Cardinal Road NW. 10:56 p.m. A 27-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on Irvine Ave.
BEMIDJI -- Tonight, a sanctuary from the late autumn cold weather opens its doors to homeless people in Bemidji. Overnight lows are forecasted to be near 30 degrees; below the...