Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Public Library offers a monthly book discussion, and the next session will be held at noon on Monday, Dec. 11. The program will run for approximately an hour at the library, 509 America Ave. NW. The book for discussion will be “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henríquez.
BEMIDJI -- Carols and Candles, featuring pianist Lois Simonson and the Evangelical Covenant’s first service worship team instrumentalists, will be held at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 5405 Hart Lane NW, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. An offering for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf will be available at the entrance. Gifts of food items or monetary gifts are appreciated.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Wednesday: Accident 1:09 a.m. Deputies assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a one-vehicle rollover accident near the intersection of Highway 2 W and 15th Street SW. Fire 5:47 p.m. A deputy assisted the Bemidji Fire Department at a possible residential fire at the 600 block of Unshakeable Faith Lane NW. Sex Crimes 10:36 a.m. Deputies received a report of a sexual assault in Bemidji. Theft
Clay Olsen, left, and Coy Olsen, of the Debs area, each shot a 10-point deer during the 2017 hunting season.
BEMIDJI -- A Racine, Minn., man was injured in a rollover on U.S. Highway 2 near Bemidji on Wednesday afternoon. A 1999 Jeep Wrangler driven by Larry Ravenhorst, 67, of Racine, Minn., was westbound on Highway 2 just east of Jefferson Avenue when the Jeep lost control, entered the east ditch and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Road conditions were listed as snow and ice. Ravenhorst was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries; he was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
The Bemidji Squirt C hockey team took third place in their home tournament last week. Pictured are assistant coach Jeff Naasz, head coach Travis Barnes, assistant coach Joe Garrison, Caleb Arola (26), Cal Barnes (20), Alex Berg (18), Kellen Biggin (35), Chandler Bower (13), Kavan Durkin (28), James Garrison (22), Parker Naasz (21), Jayden Rockis (25), Wyatt Stillday (19) and Rocky Vigilanti (16). (Submitted photo)
BEMIDJI -- Senior goalkeeper Catherine Arneson of the Bemidji State soccer team has been named to College Sports Information Directors of America College Division Academic All-America First Team for her efforts on the field and in the classroom.
BEMIDJI -- Three members of the Bemidji State football team’s “Gang Green” defense will finish their senior seasons at the FCS Bowl in Daytona Beach, Fla., this Sunday, Dec. 10. Seniors Niko Daniello, Trysten Ross and Jake Wirsching will each represent the Beavers on the National Team (Blue).
BEMIDJI -- A “Photos with Santa” fundraiser will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church, at the intersection of Fifth Street and Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bemidji.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday: Trespass 7:16 a.m. Deputies received a report of an unknown person who cut down trees and cut off the tops on national forest land near the 3900 block of Titus Hill Road NE. Violations/Court Orders 10:53 a.m. A 26-year-old male was arrested for a probation violation at the 600 block of Minnesota Avenue NW.