Pioneer Staff Report
DULUTH -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team is a win away from advancing to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Faceoff after a 2-1 win over Minnesota Duluth in a Game 1 of a WCHA quarterfinal series Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena.
WEST ST. PAUL -- The Bemidji State softball team secured its first win of the season Friday after splitting two games on the final day of the Dragon/Beaver Battle in West St. Paul. The Beavers (1-4) topped Minnesota State Moorhead in the early game Friday morning before falling 4-3 to Southwest Minnesota State later in the day.
BEMIDJI -- The Section 8A girls basketball seedings were released Friday, and Red Lake earned the top seed in the East subsection with a 23-3 record overall and a 14-2 record in section play. At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, the Warriors are scheduled to host the winner of a play-in game between No. 9 Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke (2-13) and No. 8 Blackduck (4-22).
MANKATO -- Bemidji State scored the lone goal of the first period Friday, but Minnesota State answered with two in the second on the way to a 2-1 victory to secure the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season championship and the MacNaughton Cup on its home Verizon Center ice.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday: Assault 5:45 p.m. A 23-year-old male was arrested for domestic assault at the 3900 block of Supreme Court NW. DWI 2:08 a.m. A 41-year-old male was arrested for DWI, drug possession and a warrant at the intersection of Grange Road NW and Werner Road NW. Traffic Stop 8:08 a.m. A 30-year-old male was arrested in Tenstrike for driving after cancellation, using a false name and was held for other agencies.
BEMIDJI—Delta Air Lines, through its partnership with SkyWest Airlines, will be adding flights between the Bemidji Regional Airport and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport this summer. The added flights will start July 9 and run through Aug. 18, both to and from Bemidji to Minneapolis will be added on Mondays and Saturdays. Booking for those flights will be available starting March 3. The new flight schedule is:
Three members of the Bemidji State women’s hockey team received All-WCHA honors Friday. Senior defenseman Alexis Joyce was named to the All-WCHA Second Team, freshman forward Clair DeGeorge earned All-Third and Rookie Team honors and freshman defenseman Mak Langei was also selected to the All-Rookie Team.
RED LAKE -- Six people were arrested on various drug charges in separate drug busts this week on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to a post on the Red Lake Police Department’s Facebook page, a search warrant was executed on a residence in Red Lake on Wednesday by the Red Lake Drug Task Force.
BEMIDJI -- A Squaw Lake man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Friday after being found in possession of 199 grams of methamphetamine in 2016.
RED LAKE -- A Red Lake woman missing for a month may have been spotted in Bemidji, White Earth and Naytahwaush within the past week. A news release from the Red Lake Department of Public Safety said that after Amy Dow, 27, was reported missing Feb. 13, police received reports of three sightings: one at a Bemidji McDonald’s on Feb. 17, one in Naytahwaush on an unspecified date and one at the Shooting Star Casino in White Earth on Feb. 13.