Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The 18-year-old BSU student who was reported missing has been found “safe,” according to the Leech Lake Tribal Police. The police on Monday had asked for the public’s help in locating Erik Jones, 18, a Cass Lake native who was reportedly last seen on Saturday in the Bemidji and Cass Lake areas. The Leech Lake Tribal Police posted on its Facebook page just after 9 a.m. Tuesday that Jones was located and was found.
BEMIDJI — Josh Cervenka scored 13 points — including two key second-half three-pointers — but the Bemidji High School basketball team couldn’t pull even with Detroit Lakes Tuesday night. The Lakers beat the Lumberjacks 60-44 at the BHS Gym. Bemidji (1-10) trailed 33-19 at halftime but an early second-half run cut Detroit Lakes’ lead to just five points midway through the second. However, the Lakers (8-1) pulled away late behind Ben Hokanson’s nine second-half points; he finished with a game-high 16. Cervenka was the only Lumberjacks’ player in double figures; James Hendricks scored nine an
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Pioneer will not be published on Thursday, Christmas Day. We will resume publication on Friday, Dec. 26. Additionally, the Pioneer's offices will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. We will be open for regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Thank you to all our readers and advertisers. Have a Merry Christmas from the staff of the Pioneer.
BUFFALO — Buffalo outscored Bemidji 30-6 in the first half and cruised to a 54-22 win over the Lumberjacks in girls basketball. Buffalo went into the break up 30-6 while the Lumberjacks failed to reach 30 with only 16 points in the second half. Kelsey Olson had half of Bemidji’s points with a team-high 11 while Maura Chadwick added four, Kennedy Mills adding three, Karlie Leif adding two and Rumer Flatness and Emily Falldorf each adding a free throw. The Lumberjacks (1-5) will host Detroit Lakes at 5:45 p.m.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Sunday: Warrants 6:20 p.m.: A 19-year-old male was arrested on a warrant in the 1200 block of Little Norway Avenue SE in Bemidji. Violations/court orders 4:21 a.m.: A 48-year-old male was arrested for violation of a court no-drink order in the 15500 block of Roosevelt Road SE in Cass Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Saturday: Violations/court orders 10:39 a.m.: A 51-year-old male w
BEMIDJI -- There should be a white Christmas, after all. Or maybe not. With recent temps in the 30s, much of the snow cover was disappearing in Bemidji on Monday; but the region is forecast to see some snow today. Although temperatures will remain in the 30s today, there is snow in the forecast, although not much, less than a half-inch, according to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, N.D., which oversees the Bemidji region. There will be some drizzle and snow before 4 p.m.
BEMIDJI -- An 18-year-old BSU student has been reported missing. Erik Jones, 18, who is originally from Cass Lake but has been living in Oak Hall on the BSU campus, was last seen Saturday, according to information from the Leech Lake Tribal Police. Jones is 6-foot-3, wears glasses and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and purple and black high-top shoes. He was last seen in the Bemidji and Cass Lake areas, according to police.
BEMIDJI — During the annual Stuff-a-Truck fundraiser, more than 21,000 pounds of food was collected and $6,883 raised for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. Stuff-a-Truck is an annual food drive and is sponsored by the Pioneer, Marketplace Foods and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting. "Although the pounds of food are just under last year's total, this year our cash donations were up over $1000 from 2013, which is fantastic," said food shelf manager Mary Mitchell in a release.
The Minnesota March of Dimes recently visited the Beltrami County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office to film the welcoming and participant-centered clinic layout, the participants and staff. WIC is a federally funded nutrition and breastfeeding education program that serves pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and infants from birth to age 5.
FARGO — Three girls placed in the top-five in the vault at Saturday’s Davies Christmas Invitational in Fargo where Bemidji took third overall. Courtney Meyer took third overall in the vault with a score of 9.250 while Alyssa Allen took fourth with a 9.125 and Elizabeth Corradi took fifth with a 9.100. The Lumberjacks scored 36.250 of their 135.750 total score in vault. Bemidji placed two gymnasts in the top-five in the floor routine with Katie Bergquist scoring an 8.900 to take fourth while Baily Luna scored a 8.750 to take fifth. Dickinson took first overall with a team score of 141.925 a