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Crime report for Feb. 21

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday:. 1:31 a.m. An 18-year-old man was arrested in Bemidji for a DWI and domestic assault. 8:44 a.m. A 37-year-old man was arrested for driving after revocation near Hines.


Drizzle to blizzard: Winter storm will bring it all to Minnesota today, tonight

The winter that arrived late and large reloaded Saturday as much of southern Minnesota was placed under a blizzard warning set to begin at 9 p.m. Saturday and extend till 6 p.m. Sunday.


Charges: National Guard recruiter sexually assaulted girl, 17, who applied to join

A Minnesota National Guard recruiter has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl during a test if she was eligible to join. Charges filed in Beltrami County allege that Staff Sgt. Ryan Rivers performed oral sex on, and received oral sex from the victim at the Bemidji Armory last month


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies storm past Bemidji State

ST. CLOUD -- The Bemidji State women’s basketball team suffered a reoccurring fate in a 69-47 loss at St. Cloud State on Friday. The Beavers (5-20, 3-18 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) lost their seventh straight game by double digits, the latest due to a 13-for-50 shooting performance (26


Duke, the 4-term dog mayor of Minnesota town, goes to 'doggy heaven'

Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook. The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the


Defining the crime problems: New state law enforcement officials learn about area opioid abuse, violence against Indigenous women

BEMIDJI—In his newly released budget proposal, new Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced recommendations to combat some of the state's urgent public safety issues. And to better pinpoint where those proposed dollars are most essential, new Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington is visi


Missing Central Minnesota Mother and Son Found

(Waite Park, MN) A central Minnesota mother and son who have been missing since October have been located. Authorities say 17-year-old Morgan Styke and her 9-month-old son Bobby Spence were found around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Waite Park. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they are both physi


OUTDOOR REPORT: Deep snow, slush pose midwinter ice fishing challenges; trail conditions are good to excellent

Best walleye action along the south shore is in 30 feet to 34 feet of water, and anglers who get away from the crowds will up their odds of success, Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in its weekly update. Ice is more than 3 feet thick in most areas so anglers fishing on their own definitely need ext


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Minnesota officials call for 200K electric vehicles by 2030

Minnesota transit officials envision 200,000 electric vehicles to be cruising down state roads in about a decade, a big jump from the 6,000 now. The goal for 2030 is part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s plan to tackle climate change and to move away from fossil fuels, Minnesota Publi


Indigenous Men's Summit at BSU explores health, masculinity

BEMIDJI—What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be an American Indian man? How do you overcome personal or historical traumas?. Those are the sort of weighty questions more than 100 American Indian men have pondered this week at an Indigenous Men's Summit in Bemidji. The four-day summit,


MEN’S HOCKEY: Falcons snap BSU unbeaten streak

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team’s five-game unbeaten streak was snapped by Bowling Green in a 3-1 loss Friday night at the Sanford Center. The No. 15 Falcons (20-8-4, 15-7-3-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) took the lead 26 seconds into the contest and never relinquished it. B


Amish Man Takes Buggy-Skiing Joyride in Minnesota

An Iowa woman visiting near Harmony, Minnesota captured a video of how one Amish man had some engine-free fun after the recent snowfall. Maybe it's the Hollywood portrayals of the Amish that make some people think that those folks have no sense of fun--but some recently captured video proves that yo


GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji offense stalls in 2nd-half drop off

MOORHEAD -- A high-flying first half didn’t carry over for the Bemidji High School girls basketball team in a 61-45 loss at Moorhead on Thursday night. In their regular season finale, the Lumberjacks (15-10) started strong against the Spuds’ 2-3 zone defense, but things changed in a hurry when Moorh


Minnesota will be one of the states voting on Super Tuesday 2020

2020's presidential primary season will put Minnesota on the national stage, as it's officially part of the Super Tuesday lineup. On Friday, leaders of both parties announced that Minnesota will be joining nine other states on the big day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, next year.


Mankato man charged with 4th Minnesota DWI

(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato man has been charged with his fourth DWI in Minnesota. Michael Paul Klick, 36, faces two counts of felony DWI after two towing companies called police to report an aggressive caller who was slurring his words on the phone.


NWS Issues Blizzard Warning for Southwest Minnesota

UNDATED -- The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for areas in Southwest Minnesota, including Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. It will be in effect from midnight Saturday night until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.


Expect Whiteout Conditions Saturday Night In Southeast Minnesota

It was well known that this weekend was going to be ugly in terms of the weather, and for many in Southeast Minnesota, the forecast just got uglier. The National Weather Service has extended a Blizzard Warning to almost all of Southern Minnesota including Preston, Rochester, Owatonna and Albert Lea


Ugly Weekend Rochester and All of Southern Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Southern Minnesota is headed into another “active” weather weekend. A winter weather advisory has been issued from Midnight through 9 AM Saturday with forecasters predicting an icy mix of precipitation, including snow, to develop overnight. Untreated surfaces will like


‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.