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Michigan man sentenced for dealing heroin on Leech Lake rese...

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, between April 2016 and March 2017, Raymond Anthony Poole, 44, of Detroit, and others conspired to distribute approximately 227 grams of heroin between Minneapolis, Bemidji, Cass Lake and on the Leech Lake reservation.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-19 23:46:08

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji needs to have a detoxification...

I’m uncertain who this subject should be directed to, although I believe it’s an issue that should be addressed and considered by everyone residing here in Bemidji. This thought occurred to me when I recently rode past the construction of a building on the corner of Paul Bunyan Drive and Irvine Aven

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-19 12:41:01

Cass Lake man charged with solicitation of a minor

According to court documents, Brandon Wayne Masten, 33, contacted a 14-year-old female by cell phone and then sent her either a photograph or video that was explicit. The document said he also solicited her for sexual contact.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-18 23:14:00

Level lll sex offender address update in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Valley News Live) -The Bemidji Police Department are warning the community about a high-risk-sex offender living in Minnesota.29-year-old Thomas Edward Strong is homeless living near Irvine Avenue in Bemidji Minnesota.Strong was convicted as a sexual predator and for criminal sexual


Crime report for Oct. 18

Sheriff's ReportThe Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday:Burglary12:33 p.m. A deputy took a report of a burglary at a seasonal home on Milkweed Drive NE near Blackduck.Drugs6:16 a.m. A 32-year-old woman was arrested in the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW for drug

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-19 22:03:42

Blackduck man sentenced in child porn case

Douglas Allen Peasley, 32, appeared before Judge Annie Claesson-Huseby in the Beltrami County Courthouse. After his sentencing hearing, he went directly into custody.Before the actual sentencing, Peasley testified and answered several questions. He described to the court how he had downloaded at lea

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-19 00:28:52

Bemidji Area Schools might 'grow' its own teachers

Under a set of long-term goals approved by the School Board on Monday, district staff might start a "grow your own" teacher program, which could help address a nationwide teacher shortage here and get more teachers of color—American Indians in particular—into a workforce that's overwhelmingly white

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-19 23:27:21

Saddle up: Wojo’s Rodeo takes over Sanford Center

“Tough Enough to Wear Pink?” is the theme and for every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the Edith Sanford Breast Center at Sanford Health Bemidji. Doors open at 6 p.m. and action begins at 7.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-20 01:29:59

Police issue update on convicted sex offender

According to the Bemidji Police Department, Thomas Edward Strong, 29, is now homeless and is reportedly living near the Irvine Avenue Bridge in Bemidji. His move was reported Oct. 9.


Bemidji man pleads not guilty to first-degree drug sale

Billy Vincent, 41, was arrested June 10 after authorities allegedly found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine in a vehicle he was driving. The authorities also arrested Misty Dyrdahl, 23, during the incident. She's also has been charged with first-degree drug possession with intent to distribute.


Crime report for Oct. 17

Sheriff's ReportThe Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Wednesday:Drugs10:34 p.m. A 31-year-old man was arrested at the intersection of Irvine Ave. NW and Thompson Court NW on several charges, including third-degree drug possession and DWI.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-18 18:44:54

Jaycees bring back ‘CarnEvil’ haunted house

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Jaycees are bringing back the haunted house event -- CarnEvil -- this weekend and next at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds, or as the Jaycees call them, the "scaregrounds."

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-18 21:45:19

Bemidji bowlers finish regular season

PERHAM -- The Bemidji co-ed bowling team competed in the last meet of the Minnesota high School Bowling fall season Sunday, Oct. 24, at The Cactus in Perham.


Pumpkin parties: Carter's fall festival entertains

Brooke Johnson, 5, of Bemidji paddles in a giant pumpkin boat, while her parents Troy and Tina Johnson observe.


BSU enrollment down 2 percent: More students are learning pa...

University staff reported late last week that 5,136 total students were enrolled there on the 30th day of classes. That’s about 60 fewer students than the number recorded on the 30th day of the 2017-18 school year, but still higher than the 4,906-student low recorded in 2014. The equivalent of 4,018


Northern Robotics championship in Bemidji on Oct. 27

Teams from Bemidji, Red Lake, Cass Lake-Bena, Kelliher, and Blackduck schools will be among 19 schools competing at Bemidji High School. The conference was founded in 2017 and held its first-ever championship last October as a sort-of warm up before a fresh round of worldwide competition began in ea


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Postal customers asked to keep paths c...

Winter is right around the corner again and with it brings significant snow, ice and slippery surfaces to many parts of our area. That means treacherous driving and walking -- snow and ice hazards cause numerous accidents and injuries to many people, especially letter carriers.


Bemidji man pleads not guilty to assault

James Michael Penn, 35, has been charged with both first-degree assault and aiding and abetting a first-degree assault after allegedly attacking another man Sept. 10. Penn was one of two men arrested shortly after the incident, both of whom face the same charges.


Bodies found in pond during search for two Minnesota women

Two bodies have been recovered from a pond in Chaska, Minnesota, during a search for two women who went missing in the early hours of Saturday (October 13).


Fires claimed Bemidji schools in 1921, 1958

BEMIDJI—The alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m. on a subzero, winter morning. A northwest wind fed the flames of a fire that destroyed Bemidji's first high school building on Jan. 17, 1921.The Bemidji Pioneer reported: "In a very short time the building was a furnace." Cinders and burning debris from the fir