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School Board field finalized at Bemidji Area Schools: Eight candidates...

Two incumbents and six newcomers filled out affidavits of candidacy before the filing period for School Board candidates expired Tuesday evening. They'll vie for three open seats on the board.The candidates are:• Board Chair Carol L. Johnson• Gary Rozman, head of the Beltrami County Historical Socie

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-14 23:40:59

Crime report for Aug. 13

2:21 p.m. Deputies received a report of the alleged assault of a child in Solway.Police ReportThe Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Monday:

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-14 19:15:35

Chicago man charged with first-degree heroin possession

According to a criminal complaint, "cooperating defendants" and informants told Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force agents on the evening of Aug. 8 that Jeremy Laderacus Ollie, 25, was at a room in the Best Western hotel, where he was selling heroin.The complaint said agents corroborated a "significant amou

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 19:40:10

DNR sets deer management meeting at Bemidji City Hall

BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public meeting about the state's deer management plan at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Bemidji City Hall, 317 Fourth St. NW.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-14 19:12:53

Babysitter who broke infants legs sentenced to 18 months

Bridget Renee Stately, 42, received credit for the 77 days she has spent in the Beltrami County Jail since her May 29 arrest. She was charged May 30 with third-degree assault and child endangerment.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 20:23:02

Stephen man sentenced for his role in drug overdose death | Thief River Falls Times & Northern Watch

A Stephen man was sentenced Monday, Aug. 13 in Pennington County District Court for his role in the Feb. 8 drug overdose death of Samuel DeJesus Cabrales, 23, Thief River Falls.

THIEF RIVER FALLS TIMES - 2018-08-13 19:28:00

Bemidji boys win 31st annual Kenora Bass International 

Scott Andersen and Craig Peterson of Bemidji, Minn. were crowned champions of KBI on Saturday, Aug. 11 with a combined weight of 55.28lbs. Last year it was Bill Godin of Devlin, Minn. and Leroy Wilson of International Falls, Minn. who won, and it was they who held the top spot until Andersen and Pet


Primary election will narrow local races

In the city of Bemidji, residents will decide two of three candidates to compete for the at-large council position in November. A race of three will also be narrowed to two for the Beltrami County District 1 seat.The incumbents for each position, at-large city council member Dave Larson and county c

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 23:08:56

A celebration for Beltrami: County to honor namesake’s marker;...

TURTLE LAKE—The Beltrami County Historical Society will recognize the 70th anniversary of when a historical memorial was placed near Buena Vista Hill, which honors the county's namesake, Giacomo Beltrami.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 23:06:17

Eighth candidate files for Bemidji Area Schools board; filing...

Jack Aakhus filed an affidavit of candidacy Monday afternoon. He’s been a substitute teacher in the district for one year and began his second year coaching the Lumberjacks’ outside linebackers. Aakhus said he hasn’t held or sought public office before.Want to run for the Bemidji School Board? You’v

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 21:31:41

BASEBALL: Northern Heat finish 1-3 at Babe Ruth World Series

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Following a one-sided 11-0 win over the Ohio Valley regional champions on Sunday, the Bemidji Northern Heat Babe Ruth baseball team failed to record a hit against the New England champs in a 5-0 loss Monday in its pool play finale at the Babe Ruth World Series in Mountain Home

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-14 03:24:20

Bemidji youth crowned Miss Minnesota Junior Preteen Cover Girl...

Ariel Mazurek, daughter of Matt and Kari Mazurek of Bemidji, was crowned the 2018 National American Miss Minnesota Junior Preteen Cover Girl during the state pageant, held July 13-15, in Madison, Wis. She also was named winner of photogenic, runway, actress, top model, resume and most promising mode


Crime report for Aug. 10-12

Sheriff's ReportThe Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Sunday:AssaultDisorderly Conduct2:08 a.m. Saturday. A 25-year-old male and a 27-year-old male were arrested for disorderly conduct at the 100 block of 3rd Street NW.DWI6:07 p.m. Sunday. A 50-year-old male wa

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 19:29:44

Area man earns his place in the 'Iron Butt' club

BLACKDUCK—Phil Slindee has joined the "Iron Butt" club, also called the "Saddle Sore 1,000"—a society of hardcore motorcyclists who ride 1,000 miles in a 24-hour period with documentation at every stop along the way.


Around the Arts, Aug. 12

BEMIDJI—Aardahl Lutheran Church will host its summer music and BBQ festival from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. The cost is $8 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. Music will be performed by Rosby Corner, Not Your Average Family Band, and Figuring It out (Abello Family). Aardah


Bemidji man claims $550,000 winning lottery ticket

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Instead of digging holes for a new fence, Michael Shelton spent Thursday on an “unbelievable” road trip.


School Board filing period closes end of day Tuesday

Candidates must be eligible to vote, 21 or older on the day they'd assume office, a resident of the school district for at least 30 days, and must not have filed to run for any other offices.School board members are elected to four-year terms.There are three at-large seats up-for-grabs this year. Th

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-08-13 20:30:13

Walz, Peterson to stop in Bemidji on Sunday

BEMIDJI -- U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., will visit Bemidji on Sunday as part of a Get Out The Vote tour of northwest and central Minnesota.


Village chronicles: Former director recounts history of Concordia...

Odell Bjerkness, right, and colleague Al Traaseth are pictured at Concordia Language Villages on International Day in 1989. (Scan from "It Takes a Village.")


There's something in the water: Thursday’s Aqua Chautauqua...

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Clean Water Legacy Specialist Annette Drewes, right, of Bemidji, explains to a mother-and-son pair of Aqua Chautauqua participants how grains of wild rice must be separated from their husks before they are edible. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)

DL-ONLINE - 2018-08-13 13:41:50