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The following cases were heard on April 6, 2015 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter: Michael Scott Armstrong, 35, of Bemidji was convicted of giving a peace officer a false name and theft. Armstrong was sentenced to 365 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail for the false information charge, 338 days are stayed for two years. Armstrong must serve 27 days and has been credited with 19 days time served. He has been placed on two years court probation and must pay a $150 fine which may be done through community service.
BEMIDJI — A teenage male who was stabbed outside of J.W Smith Elementary School on Monday afternoon subsequently sought medical attention at the Boys & Girls Club, resulting in a temporary lockdown of the facility. The Boys & Girls Club issued a release on Monday, stating that club staff took immediate action, applied first aid and notified law enforcement by calling 911.
The following cases were heard on March 30 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Stormie Jasmine Graves, 24, of Red Lake was convicted of felony first-degree possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 74 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Graves has been credited with 177 days time served. She must pay a $50 fine. Tamara Sue Halverson, 45, of Bemidji was convicted of felony third-degree drug sale and sentenced to 10 years supervised probation upon successful completion of which will result in a misdemeanor conviction.
Help fund music video for Saphire Brown BEMIDJI—Harlan Hegna, a 2003 Bemidji High School graduate, is working to direct a music video with country artist Saphire Brown in Thief River Falls. Brown wrote the song "Fearless" about her friend Gracie Woods, a 16-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. A Go Fund Me online campaign has been created to raise money for the project. The estimated cost of the video is about $10,000 due to the cost of the crew, gear, travel and more.
Choir and Chamber singers end tour at home BEMIDJI -- BSU's Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers finish their tour with a home concert tonight in Bemidji. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex in Bemidji.
BEMIDJI -- Adult softball leagues will begin soon. The nights leagues are as follows: Men’s Division I playing on Thursdays; Men’s Division II on Wednesdays; Men’s Division III on Mondays; Women’s League on Tuesdays and a Co-ed League on Sundays. Opening week is May 4 - 10. The initial league meeting is 7 p.m. April 8 at Bemidji City Hall, 317 Fourth Street NW. Official sign up and registration meeting is at 7 p.m. April 21 and the deadline to pay is April 29. For more information, visit www.bemidjisoftball.org .
Gallery North First Friday Open House BEMIDJI -- The Showcase Artist Open House for Gallery North First Friday will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. April 3 at Gallery North, 502 Third St. NW. Gallery North will host the Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show and invite the community to view the exhibit. Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents "Presidents, Portraits and Paradigms" BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra continues its 76th season with the concert "Presidents, Portraits and Paradigms," featuring humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson at 3 p.m.
Northern Artist Association meeting BEMIDJI -- The Northern Artist Association meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave SE. Cathy Marchand and Kay Murphy will be there representing the "Friends of the Carnegie." Their presentation will be on "The Historic Carnegie Library Restoration Project" and will include powerpoint slides and some handouts.
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office issued a warning on its Facebook page against a phone number that appears as 751-9111. The office said a citizen reported a phone call Wednesday morning from that number and a person said they they represent the sheriff's office, but officials said it is not the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office who is calling. The scam attempt was described as similar to others requesting personal or financial information and someone has a warrant that needs to be paid immediately.