After a tense four hours' work -- relieved smiles. Bemidji police, Beltrami County deputies, FBI and Crow Wing County Bomb Squad, among other law enforcement entities, spent Friday morning investigating and attempting to detonate a suspected pipe bomb discovered about 7:34 a.m. in the Wells Fargo Bank west parking lot. The suspicious object - a PVC pipe with caps at both ends and a wire loop attached to one of the caps -- turned out to contain a homemade muskie fishing lure. Bemidji Police Sgt.
After a tense five hours' work --- relieved smiles. Bemidji police officers, Beltrami County deputies, FBI and Crow Wing County Bomb Squad, among other law enforcement entities, spent Friday morning investigating and attempting to detonate a suspected pipe bomb discovered about 7:34 a.m. in the Wells Fargo Bank's west parking lot. The suspicious object -- a PVC pipe with caps at both ends and a wire loop attached to one of the caps --- turned out to contain a homemade muskie fishing lure. Bemidji Police Sgt.
Pale beige lawns crunch underfoot, corn stands stunted in the fields, marshes spread out in acres of cracked mud and dock wheels show hubs and rubber above the lake landings. Northern Minnesota is experiencing a dry condition recalling the extreme drought of 1988. Seventeen-week rainfall totals have been more than four inches less than historical averages across most of the northern tier of the state, and rainfall deficits exceed six inches in many northern Minnesota communities. For areas of northern Minnesota, rainfall totals are among the lowest on record putting the area into the Extrem
With site preparation for a new factory well underway, North Central Door owners held the ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday morning. Steve Holley, president of North Central Door, said he and Vice President Bob Huston knew they would have to expand when they bought the business from Dean Schnell in 2001. "It's a real milestone for North Central Door and the community," said Holley.
Charlene Sturk and Susan Hoosier are lined up neck-and-neck to vie for the Beltrami County recorder's position. With all 62 precincts reporting at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sturk had 2,623 votes for 43.69 percent of the primary vote and Hoosier had 2,595 votes for 43.23 percent. Lee Hawk ran a distant third with 785 votes for 13 percent. Sturk thanked the voters who went to the polls and supported her with their votes and campaign help. "Today has turned into a very special day for me," Sturk said.
The candidates for District I Beltrami County Board in the general election Nov.
The Bemidji area's wealth of forests and natural beauty has brought a group of forest management and eco-tourism experts from Russia for a week's tour of the area. Hosted by North Country Health Services, the eight guests, along with two facilitators and a translator, will stay with five local families and experience such wonders as Itasca State Park, the Lake Bemidji State Park Bog Walk and Red Lake Nation culture. Mary Auger, host city co-coordinator with Alice Thompson, said Bemidji has hosted three or four medical exchanges for citizens of the former Soviet Union and one government excha
Bemidji businessman Jack Naylor died at age 88 on Saturday after living at Neilson Place for three years with the results of a 2003 stroke. Naylor was one of the second generation of brothers -- with Charlie, William and Dick -- to take over their father's Naylor Electric Construction Company. Charlie and William are still living. The business was located at several downtown venues "until the kids built this new building across from the (Paul Bunyan) Mall," said Charlie Naylor.
The Sept. 12 primary election will include three candidates for Beltrami County District 1 commissioner. The incumbent is Commissioner Jack Frost, who has served since 2001 on the County Board. District 1 challengers are Rory Potter and John Persell. Commissioner Joe Vene, District 2, will run in the Nov. 7 general election against Bryce Ronnander.
The Beltrami County Recorder's Office deals with any transaction related to real estate. Transactions include deeds, mortgages, trusts and power-of-attorney.