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Walker 2018 preliminary tax levy goes up 0.18%

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THE PILOT-INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-19 13:59:00

Homeowner shoots at invader in northern Minnesota

BACKUS, Minn. -The Cass County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a person who was shot at while apparently attempting a home invasion in rural Backus in northern Minnesota. The sheriff's office received a report at 11:18 p.m. on Saturday of an intruder at a residence in Pine River Township. Depu

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 20:02:11

Cass County deputies search for intruder

BACKUS -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who was shot at after breaking into a home in rural Backus, Minn., Sunday night. According to a news release, deputies received a report of the intruder at about 11:18 p.m. Sunday. The suspect had entered the home, about 60 miles

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-18 17:58:26

Student, teacher, writer, volunteer - Birch has worn many hats

Books hold a special place in Melissa Birch's heart. "I've always been a reader," she said. "Just a voracious reader." Birch dedicates much of her free time to volunteering at the Pequot Lakes Public Library, where she's chair of the board and sits on the Friends of Pequot Lakes Community Library Co

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-09-17 10:01:00

Federal grant approved for tribal veterans cemetery in northern Minnesota

CASS LAKE, Minn. -- A $3.3 million federal grant has been awarded to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to build a veterans cemetery in Cass Lake in northern Minnesota. The grant will fund the construction of a main entrance, a combined administration and maintenance facility, roads, an assembly area, a

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-18 19:34:53

Area Volleyball: Pine River-Backus Tigers win championship at 32nd annual Barb Neprud Invitational

CROSBY-Rylie Hirschey registered 71 set assists and Alyssa Semmler cranked 42 kills to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to the championship at the 32nd annual Barb Neprud Invitational Saturday. The Crosby-Ironton Rangers finished fourth and were led by Kylie Monson with 19 kills and Michaela Stange

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-18 11:16:00

Upcoming events planned for Itasca State Park

BEMIDJI -- The Friends of Itasca State Park will host a number of activities Saturday, Sept. 30. The annual meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center classroom. The Friends of Itasca's annual Ozawindib Walk will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. starting in front of

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-19 18:42:24

The Cracker Barrel: The woods and us

We've lived in these parts, my wife and I, for some 52 years, north of Pine River for a decade, since then east of Pequot Lakes. When we started living here, neither of us knew much about surviving in the great north woods. OK, we knew a little bit. We knew it got cold in the winter - much colder th

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-09-17 12:31:00

DNR conservation officer reports for Sept. 17

CO Tim Collette (Crosslake) monitored AIS issues as service providers start removal of docks and lifts for the year, checked bear hunters and ATVers, and talked with ricers who continue the annual harvest. Calls of a car hit injured deer and a report of a whitetail fawn that had been taken out of th

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-17 09:01:00

Pine River Library movie day is Sept. 20

The next movie day at the Pine River Library will be Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. The title of the next movie will be announced at the library. Patrons can call for more information. All selected movies are family-friendly and ideal for younger patrons. Seating is limited. The next movie day at

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-09-18 10:31:00

Former Minn. assistant principal plans guilty pleas to charges related to explicit childrens' images

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A former Bemidji Middle School assistant principal accused of receiving sexual pictures from children is expected to plead guilty to state and federal charges. Beltrami County prosecutor David Frank said Brandon Mark Bjerknes, 35, will plead guilty on Oct. 4 to four counts of engagi

DL-ONLINE - 2017-09-19 22:04:04

BSU kicks off homecoming week

BEMIDJI-Bemidji State University kicks off its annual homecoming celebration this week. Scheduled events include a coronation, a parade, and high-profile football and volleyball games. The festivities began in earnest Monday night when university students named Adam Roehl and Kaitlynn Arbogast the s

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-19 02:13:28

Crime report for Sept. 15-17

Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Sunday: Animal 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Deputies responded to a bull moose swimming in Lake Bemidji. The moose exited on the north end of the lake and continued into the forest. Assault 10:25 a.m. Friday. A 55-y

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-18 18:45:01

PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance

After just opening Facebook, I was excited to see Cory Renbarger had posted a new notice: a vocal/piano recital on the struggles in the life of poet Emily Dickinson was to be on that very night, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept.11 in Thompson Recital Hall. The group of professional singers and teachers w

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-17 19:07:00

Kraus-Anderson Construction promotes two executives

MINNEAPOLIS - Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. recently announced the promotions of two executives to the company's top leadership posts. Al Gerhardt has been named president and Rich Jacobson will become executive vice president. As president, Gerhardt will provide overall leadership and strategic d

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-17 16:16:00

BSU men's hoops to host Beaver Buddies Skills Sessions

The Bemidji State men's basketball team announced the schedule for its annual Beaver Buddies Skill Sessions being held this October and November. The sessions will run from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, and Nov. 5 and 26 at the BSU Gymnasium. Coaches Mike Boschee, Matt Majkrzak and Dustin Boll

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-19 03:29:44

The King and Queen: Homecoming coronation held at Bemidji High School (VIDEO)

BEMIDJI-Bemidji High School's homecoming week will culminate with a football game against the Moorhead High School Spuds, but there's a handful of exciting events planned before then. On Tuesday, seniors Mattea Carlson and Makumba Esoe were named Homecoming Queen and King at a raucous coronation cer

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-19 20:04:38

Residential Fire Becomes 2 Alarm Fire in Kennewick this morning

KENNEWICK, Wash. Firefighters were on the scene of two homes that caught fire this morning, on the 800 block of South Fruitland Street. Kennewick Fire Department and Police were the first on the scene of the fire, and the fire was upgraded to a 2 alarm fire early this morning. Firefighters from Ben

KEPR - 2017-09-19 05:18:30

Man arrested after allegedly kicking in ex's door in Kennewick

A 32-year-old man was in the Benton County jail Sunday, accused of breaking through the door to the Kennewick apartment of his ex-girlfriend. David Irving Gillman had a domestic violence no-contact order with the woman, according to Kennewick police reports. She told police that Gillman banged on he

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2017-09-18 01:12:00

He hoped to play pro baseball. Now he's a rising country star - and coming to Kennewick

Chris Lane didn't grow up dreaming of being a country star. He'd hoped to play professional baseball, even suiting up for his college team. But he eventually was sidelined by knee injuries, so he picked up a guitar and started writing songs. "It's crazy how it all worked out," Lane told the Herald.

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2017-09-17 19:00:00