Pioneer Staff Report
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls Wednesday: Driving violations 7:01 p.m. A 25-year-old male was cited for no proof of insurance after a traffic stop at Birchview Drive NE and Bemidji Road NE. Hit-and-run 2:59 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported along Irvine Ave. NW. No suspects at this time.
BEMIDJI -- Road work will start Monday on Bemidji Avenue North from Third Street to 24th Street, officials said. Minnesota Energy and Northern Pipeline crews will be working on the right-of-way on the west side of the street near intersections, according to a release from Beltrami County. There will be no blockage of streets, but motorists should take caution of the increased activity in the area.
BEMIDJI — The United Way of Bemidji Area kicked off its 28th annual campaign for the community Wednesday with the Chili Cook-Off at the Sanford Center. A total of 23 entrants lined the parameter of the Sanford Center’s ballroom, serving chili to the nearly 400 people who attended, according to a release.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji tennis team continued to keep up its impressive record Tuesday, improving to 12-1 with wins over Detroit Lakes and Crookston. The Lumberjacks defeated Detroit Lakes 7-0 and topped Crookston 5-2. Against Detroit Lakes, the Lumberjacks fielded a slightly different singles lineup than normal, but the younger players -- Abbie Kelm, Tyler Offerdahl, Sam Edlund and Olivia Jones -- came through to sweep the Lakers. "We put a 'futures' singles lineup together and let some of our younger players get more experience," BHS head coach Mark Fodness said.
DULUTH -- Duluth East was able to slow Bemidji's high octane offense Tuesday and the Greyhounds handed the Lumberjacks their first loss of the season when they blanked BHS 3-0. "Duluth East had a different formation that we were not used to and really finished its shots," said Bemidji coach Logan Larsen whose team dipped to 7-1-1. "We worked a couple of balls to the front of the net but we couldn't finish the plays. "This game was a good learning opportunity for us." Laura Bieberdorf was a busy girl in the Bemidji net as she stopped 14 shots.
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following call Tuesday: Disorderly conduct 1:21 a.m. A female was reported passed out and intoxicated on the 300 block of 23rd Street NE. The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Monday:
BEMIDJI -- Martina McBride, one of the biggest names in country music, will perform at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on Dec. 14. McBride is a four-time Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association and has 14 Grammy nominations, along with 20 Top 10 hits, including six No. 1 singles. McBride has been ranked as the most played woman vocalist on country radio between 1999 to 2010.
Sheriff’s Report The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls on Sunday. Assault 5:02 p.m. Report of an assault; upon investigation several people were engaged in physical altercation on the 700 block of Patriot Drive NW.
FERGUS FALLS -- The Bemidji girls soccer team improved to 7-0-1 Monday with an easy 8-0 win at West Ottertail (1-7). Maea Wall started the Jacks on their winning ways with a goal 34 seconds into the action. The decisive spurt came in the final 12 minutes of the opening half as Brianna Bang scored at the 28-minute mark, Jaci Lalli connected a minute later and Emily Halberg found the net with six minutes to play. Rachel Gray and Eva Herrmann both scored twice in the second stanza. Leighton Rockensock tossed the shutout in the BHS net but the junior needed to make only one save.
The Minnesota Orchestra will be in Bemidji for its Common Chords residency, during which its members will visit schools, have several free public performances and two full Orchestra performances. The complete schedule of public events is as follows: Tuesday ● 10:30-11:15 a.m. Performance by Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet at Paul Bunyan and Babe statues. ● Noon-1 p.m. Minnesota Orchestra Woodwind Quintet performs for a lunch-hour audience at the First National Garden Court. ● 4-5:30 p.m.