Pioneer Staff Report
MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team jumped out to a big lead with a four-goal first period on the way to a 5-0 shutout victory over Bemidji State on Friday at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis. Freshman forward Sophie Shirley took care of two of the goals in the first frame and finished with a three-point night by joining Grace Bowlby in assisting Britta Curl’s second-period tally, which wrapped the game’s scoring at the 9:44 mark of the middle period.
MINNEAPOLIS—A Red Lake man has been charged in federal court with multiple assault charges after allegedly attacking a female in his home. The charges against Darwin Lee Lussier Sr., 52, include assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Lussier made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court on Oct. 31.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State track and field head coach Kevin Kean has announced the signings of five athletes who will join the program beginning with the 2019-20 season.
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji is partnering with the Bemidji Community Food Shelf for a new type of food drive. The two are organizing a “Cranksgiving” event on Saturday, Nov. 17. Founded in 1999 by New York bike messengers, a “Cranksgiving” event is a combination of a scavenger hunt, bike ride and food drive. It’s now held in about 80 cities worldwide around the Thanksgiving holiday, but this will be the first year in Bemidji.
MINNEAPOLIS—An Arizona man has been charged in federal court with assault charges related to an incident that took place on Red Lake Indian Reservation. Adrian Joseph Valdez, 33, faces two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court on Oct. 24.
BOY RIVER—Authorities responded to a structure fire at about 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in rural Boy River. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the residence was fully engulfed in flames, according to a release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Agencies responding to the fire included The Cass County Sheriff's Office, the Longville Fire Department and North Ambulance. Boy River is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Bemidji.
BEMIDJI -- The Friends of the Carnegie Library are hosting its sixth annual Winter Tea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N. Guest speaker Gary Rozman, director of the Beltrami County History Center, will present on the topic of Count Beltrami.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday: Juvenile 3:42 p.m. A juvenile was arrested in Bemidji on a probation violation. DWI 4:45 p.m. A 38-year-old woman was arrested for DWI at the intersection of Division St. and Adams Ave. Warrant 4:43 p.m. A 35-year-old man was arrested in Park Rapids and transported to the Beltrami County Jail on a warrant.
Taizé service on Nov. 25 BEMIDJI—Join Calvary Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church for our Pre-Advent Taizé Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. The service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Minnesota Ave. NW in Bemidji. "Come for a quiet and peaceful worship service to prepare your hearts for the Advent season and the coming of Christ," a release said. There will be scripture reading in several languages, meditative songs from the Taizé community in France and silent prayer. Thanksgiving Day services at CSC
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State softball head coach Rick Supinski has announced the addition of three players to the program for the 2020 season. Grace Bragg (infielder, International Falls), Ashley Herold (infielder, Shakopee) and Emmy Yeager (infielder, Annandale) signed National Letters of Intent to attend BSU in the fall of 2019.