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Area students honored for academic achievement NORTHFIELD— St. Olaf College recently honored Carl Graefe for his induction into a national honor society. Graefe, of Bemidji, is the son of Martin Graefe and Lisa Christensen Graefe.
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. Cory Martell, 27, sustained non-life threatening injuries when he drove a 1997 Toyota Camry off the road, hitting a guardrail on U.S. Highway 2 north of Fifth Street in Bemidji at about 10 p.m., according to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol. The patrol reported Martell was traveling west on Highway 2 and it appears he fell asleep, went onto the shoulder and hit the guardrail. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the patrol reported.
Paulson named at UW-Superior SUPERIOR, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Monique Paulson of Bemidji to the Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2015 semester.To be named to the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 degree-seeking semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average. Local students named to dean's list ST. CLOUD—St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,305 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2015 spring semester Dean's List.
"Greet the Folks at Home" concert BAGLEY—The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative recently announced the Sutter Brothers in concert, "Greet the Folks at Home," at 5 p.m. today at the Farm By The Lake, 17797 366th Street in Bagley. Ross and Barton Sutter have established individual reputations as a musician and a writer, but when they perform as a pair their work has the kind of counterpoint and easy intimacy unique to sibling acts, a release said.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State and Sanford Center will once again be holding Select-A-Seat nights for fans who want season tickets to BSU hockey games in 2015-16. The events will be...
Terrapin Station on Main Street in Nevis NEVIS—The Friends of the Headwaters will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. June 6 on Main Street in Nevis. Guest performers will include Dakota Dave Hull, Pop Wagner, Bob Douglas and Finn Hall. Tickets will be available at the door with a suggested donation of $25. Complimentary appetizers and desserts will be served.
Gallery North First Friday open house BEMIDJI—Gallery North will host the June First Friday open house for showcase artist Eileen Spilman from 2 to 5 p.m. June 5 at Gallery North, 502 Third St. NW. Spilman is a local artist who will feature an eclectic selection of her unique baskets. Marion Caroline is the featured artist for June. Her artwork includes watercolors, acrylics, oils, and paintings on feathers.
The following cases were heard May 18 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter: Erik James Loonsfoot, 42, of Bemidji was convicted of gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to 365 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail, which may be done on sentence to serve if eligible. Loonsfoot has been credited with 131 days time served. Loonsfoot must pay a $50 fine. Mark Raymond Reese, 48, of Bemidji was convicted of felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 12 months and one day in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St.
WALKER—The Cass County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two men who died of apparent gunshot wounds near Walker on May 12. According to a release issued Thursday, investigation into the deaths and preliminary autopsy results show the men died of a murder/suicide scenario. The deceased have been identified as Leo Jordan, 57, and David Smith, 60, both of Walker MN. Jordan was transported to a Fargo hospital via North Memorial AirCare where he was later pronounced dead.
The following cases were heard May 11 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Joshua Allen Church, 27, of Bemidji was convicted of felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 15 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, which has been stayed for five years. Church has been sentenced to 54 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail, which may be done through sentence to serve if eligible. He has been credited with 54 days time served.