From the Archives: October 1 in the Pioneer

What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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10 years ago

October 1, 2012 -- A former Bemidji real estate agent has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in federal court, admitting to engaging in a scheme that defrauded over $743,000 from mortgage lenders. Ed Detwiler now faces up to 20 years in prison, in addition to fines and forfeitures.

25 years ago

October 1, 1997 -- Two Bemidji police officers were recognized for helping catch a suspect in a $209,000 robbery of a Las Vegas casino. The suspect, who had allegedly taken advantage of a power outage to steal the money, was eventually arrested in Bemidji by officers Paul Parthun and Mark Nelson.

50 years ago

October 1, 1972 -- A burglary in Cass Lake is being investigated after over $3,000 worth of merchandise was reported stolen from the Cass Lake Information Center and Museum. The burglary of the building, which houses artifacts, beadwork, and other items, was noticed by a neighbor early in the morning.

100 years ago

October 1, 1922 -- Carl Strohmeir, who worked as a janitor at the Lake Julia Sanitorium, has caused a curious scene, complaining of his position and allegedly threatening the board president with a gun. He was taken before a judge to determine his sanity, which he was found to have, though the judge said he “talked too much for his own good.”

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A Christmas Cookie Sale will be held at Mt. Zion Church starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, to raise funds to maintain the church’s building.
A 16-year-old from Cass Lake has been taken into custody after driving his car off a steep embankment into Lake Bemidji during a vehicle pursuit on Saturday night.
A Bemidji man has been arrested for driving under the influence after a public safety incident, including attempting to drive around barricades set up for the Night We Light parade, on Friday evening in downtown Bemidji.