Pioneer Staff Report
LEECH LAKE—Leech Lakers will choose a secretary-treasurer, District I representative and District II representative in the band's general election Tuesday. Donald "Mick" Finn and incumbent Arthur "Archie" LaRose are running for secretary-treasurer, Rose Robinson and Robbie Howe are running for District I representative and Janice Gale Dahmen and incumbent Steve White are running for District II representative. Each pair of candidates received the highest number of votes in the April primaries. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
BLACKDUCK -- On Thursday, June 14, Minnkota Power Cooperative will conduct a prearranged outage at the Blackduck substation, as it requires maintenance. The outage will affect approximately 418 Beltrami Electric Cooperative members. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. and lasting approximately four hours, the outage will affect members west of Anderson Fabrics and part of the city of Blackduck, east and north of U.S. Highway 71 to the substation.
CASS LAKE—A 25-year-old Cass Lake man has died after he was assaulted, officials said. At 11:56 p.m. Thursday, June 7, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report that a serious assault victim was brought to the Cass Lake Indian Health Services Hospital, according to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. The man died shortly after he was brought to the hospital, the release said.
BEMIDJI -- One man was shot early Sunday morning inside an apartment building on Pine Ridge Avenue. A news release posted on Facebook by the Bemidji Police Department said that a 24-year-old man was shot and taken to Sanford, but the post did not give any information about the man’s condition.
CASS LAKE -- Roseville’s Mike Brumbaugh took first place out of 14 men in the 2018 Chippewa Triathlon in Cass Lake on Saturday, June 9, covering the 14-mile canoe leg, the 29-mile mountain bike leg and the five-mile trail run leg in 5 hours, 9 minutes and 38 seconds. Out of five Bemidji competitors, Elias Hendrickson and Jay Shook led the way finishing third and fourth, respectively, with times of 5:36:36 and 6:34:37.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Sunday: Assault 6:12 a.m. Friday. Deputies received a report of a domestic assault at the 700 block of Patriot Drive NW. The suspect left before deputies arrived. 9 p.m. Friday. A 41-year-old male was arrested for domestic assault at the 5500 block of Smiley Drive NW. Burglary 8:32 p.m. Friday. Deputies received a report of a residential burglary at the 12600 block of Birchmont Beach Road NE. Drugs
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host “My Play Club” for families from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 19, July 17 and Aug. 14 at the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground near the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues. “Families join together at the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground to participate in a fun-filled, free, inclusive play date,” a press release said. There will be crafts, activities and face painting.
BEMIDJI -- The monthly MS Connections meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1600 Anne St. NW. The meeting will be in Room A to the right after coming in the main entrance. The topic will be “Primary Progressive MS: How Is it different and What's New on the Horizon.” The meeting will include a DVD presentation with discussion encouraged afterwards.
First Lutheran Church recently donated $2,000 from the church's endowment fund to Hope House in Bemidji. Hope House is a comprehensive community based support program for persons with a serious and persistent mental illness.
The first-ever Bemidji Angel Fund 5K was held on Saturday, June 2. Despite the weather, the fundraiser for Bemidji Area Schools’ Angel Fund was successful. The fund supports accrued debt for unpaid lunches. Pictured left to right are Tammie Colley, Food Service coordinator; Emmy Prince and Paige Marshall, Bemidji Angel Fund 5K event coordinators; Kate Lalone, Food Service secretary; and Jesse Prince of the DC Running Club.