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Man who led high-speed chase picks up new charge
BEMIDJI—A Minneapolis man who previously led a high speed chase through the Nymore area of Bemidji has picked up an additional charge of obstructing the legal process. According to court documents, a female called the authorities after she found Donald Fransisco Negron, 25, in her home in Bemidji at
Ruttger's, JPB resolve variance dispute
BEMIDJI—Owners of Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge and the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board on Wednesday resolved a months-long issue about upgrades to the longtime vacation spot.
No complaints, discipline found in files of officers involved in fatal shooting
BEMIDJI -- The law enforcement officers involved in a recent fatal shooting have no complaints filed against them or any disciplinary actions in their personnel files to date. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and the Bemidji Police Department recently released background information on the deput
Sanford Center upgrades on City Council agenda
BEMIDJI—The city-owned Sanford Center is nearing a decade in operation and several replacement and upgrade needs are reportedly right around the corner. On Thursday, the Bemidji City Council will hear a presentation from city staff and Sanford Center Executive Director Jeff Kossow on what those need
Cass County man charged with second-degree murder in mother's death
WALKER—A Cass County man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his mother multiple times at her home in Bena. In addition to the homicide charge, Thomas Wayne Matthews, 34, is facing three counts of second-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree assault after an in
Sanford Health installs public sharps drop-box
BEMIDJI—In response to a growing demand for a safe and convenient way to dispose unwanted or used medical needles and lancets, Sanford Health this week installed a sharps disposable drop-box kiosk.
Science showcase: Middle schoolers explore STEM, college and careers
BEMIDJI—Excited murmurs flitted through the auditorium as Sarah Komperud pulled back, farther and farther, from a photo of earth. "We are not the only galaxy out here," she said, gesturing toward the screen in Hagg Sauer hall as it swelled with planets, constellations and galaxies. "Each speckle her
Video: Minnesota Officers End Up Playing Video Game After Responding to Noise Complaint
It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an apartment. — ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an ap
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers set on defensive improvements
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team is making sure it’s not caught flat-footed this weekend. The Beavers dropped two games despite an 85.0 scoring average, largely due to their defense. So with another weekend series on deck, BSU is focused on fixing what went awry.
Pitching their plans: BSU students present product concepts to area entrepreneurs
BEMIDJI—A little professional expertise went a long way for Bemidji State students on Wednesday. Two groups from a marketing class at BSU pitched their product concepts, which they had worked on all semester, at the Launchpad Meetup to receive feedback and advice from experienced entrepreneurs aroun
County to rework ordinance on tobacco sales
BEMIDJI—Following a public hearing and commissioner concerns, the Beltrami County Board decided Tuesday to rework an ordinance that raises the legal age to buy tobacco products.
GENERATION: Evan Hazard: Yorkshire Pudding is not a dessert
“I dunno.” Kandy suggested dinner at their home, which was fine with me. Then she said, “Braised beef and Yorkshire pudding, and homemade pound cake with caramel sauce.”
Compulsory gymnasts compete at state
ST. PAUL -- The Bemidji Aerials compulsory gymnasts competed at the Minnesota State Compulsory meet last weekend in St. Paul. Level 3 gymnasts included Dezerai Puffe who led her team with a 34.9 all-around finish. She was followed by Kylie Sonneman (34.75), Aerie Hill (34.475), Kendra Johnson (34.22
At least 10 departments investigate bomb threats in Minnesota
WAITE PARK, Minn. - At least 10 police departments in Minnesota investigated bomb threats in their cities on Thursday, part of a nationwide wave that targeted businesses, schools, public buildings and health facilities in a matter of hours.
DNR adjusts Leech Lake walleye regulations
BEMIDJI—Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday. "Walleye abundance in Leech Lake is currently at a point that we can provide anglers additional harvest opportunity beginning in May," said Doug Schultz, Wal
WRESTLING: Bemidji rallies to defeat Sartell in home opener
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School wrestling team recovered from a 22-point deficit Thursday night to claim a 42-34 comeback win over Sartell-St. Stephen in a dual meet at the BHS gymnasium.
Minnesota musician stabbed to death while studying in the Netherlands
A woman from Minnesota was fatally stabbed while studying abroad. Sarah Papenheim, 21, of Andover, was stabbed to death by a man living in her housing unit in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Wednesday, according to a GoFundMe page in her name.
Gymnastics: Warriors win 3 events, all-around in victory over Bemidji
Brainerd's Izzy Olson won the floor exercise and placed second in the all-around as the Warriors fell 138.45-137.2 to the Bemidji Lumberjacks at Brainerd High School Tuesday, Dec. 13.
BELTRAMI COUNTY: Levy to increase 5.83 percent; total budget comes in at $87 million
BEMIDJI—On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners adopted both the 2019 budget and tax levy, which carries a 5.83 percent increase from 2018. Beltrami County Administrator Kay Mack presented the proposed tax levy for 2019 at $23,477,089. Driven mostly by staffing changes and
Officials seek public's help to locate missing Red Lake man
RED LAKE—Officials are looking for a missing Red Lake man who hasn't been seen since late October. Dillon James Sayers, 26, has not been seen since Oct. 23. He was then reported missing Oct. 30. Authorities are not sure why he may have disappeared. The Minnesota Department of Corrections has listed