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MW wrestling: Preuss 0-2 at Ridgewater Open
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
WHS hockey: Waseca sweeps hockey doubleheader in Worthington
MW basketball: Bluejays win, Lady Jays fall against MState-Fergus Falls
Boys basketball: Trojans turn up the heat in second half
Column: What happened to the honeymoon?
Column: Tillerson's foreign policy -- Russia first
Column: WCS giving boost to Feed My Starving Children
Column: Jan. 23-27 is Paraprofessionals Recognition Week
Column: The double standard in how journalists cover the news
Roger A. Voss
Eldon H. Pomerenke
Francis "Fritz" Fett
Herb chicken and mushrooms easy, elegant dinner favorite
A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home
Column: Nose for news and all other noses once were pressed into these
Paulzines embrace adoption, finalize fourth in November
Disheveled Theologian: A 'd-icey' adventure
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
Data: Jan. 16, 2017
Public Notice of operating budge for 2017 fiscal year
Data: Jan. 14, 2017
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Notice and order for hearing on petition for descent of property of Judy L. Anderson
December 8, 2016
Zebra mussel larvae found in Leech Lake
BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday that zebra mussels in their larval stage were found in two locations in Leech Lake in Cass County. The DNR said it has found no adult zebra mussels in the lake, but the locations and numbers of zebra mussel...
December 8, 2016 - 8:57pm
November 14, 2016
Air, ground, water search conducted for missing 17-year-old
BEMIDJI — About 85 officials from 16 agencies conducted a “large-scale search” on Monday for Jeremy Jourdain, the 17-year-old Cass Lake boy last seen on Halloween in Bemidji. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said Monday’s search included foot and ATV searches, as well as the...
November 14, 2016 - 8:41pm
July 21, 2016
Storms leave trail of damage in northern Minnesota
Severe thunderstorms roared through northern Minnesota and Wisconsin early Thursday, downing trees and power lines across the region. As of 10 a.m., more than 70,000 customers were without power. The Duluth Fire Department advised no travel in the city of Duluth until later in the...
July 21, 2016 - 9:10pm
July 19, 2016
St. Paul man says he helped burn, bury body of Downwind
BEMIDJI -- A St. Paul man charged with aiding a Bemidji man in connection with the murder of Rose Downwind pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday. Christopher John Davis, 28, told the court that he helped Marchello Cimmarusti, Downwind’s former boyfriend, transport her body to a location...
July 19, 2016 - 9:20pm
June 29, 2016
Woman in fatal Bemidji fire had arms tied up, found under mattress
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The person found dead at the scene of a trailer home fire in Bemidji-- where police say a 5-year-old girl was also kidnapped -- was discovered positioned beneath a mattress with her arms bound, according to court documents. A search warrant submitted identifies...
June 29, 2016 - 9:36pm
June 28, 2016
Runners from the 2016 Peace and Dignity Journey visit Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- On a seven-month spiritual cross-continent run, 2016 Peace and Dignity Journey runners were joined by the sound of a water drum and local supporters from Red Lake, Leech Lake and Fond du Lac on Tuesday afternoon as they left Diamond Point Park in Bemidji. The runners...
June 28, 2016 - 9:40pm
June 27, 2016
Bemidji kidnapping suspect formally charged
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl was formally charged and appeared in court Monday. Jacob William Kinn, 32, was arraigned shortly after he was officially charged with one count of kidnapping. Kinn was arrested Thursday in connection with the...
June 27, 2016 - 2:45pm
June 24, 2016
Girl who went missing amid fire is back home and doing well, father says
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 5-year-old Bemidji girl police say was kidnapped has been reunited with her family and was doing well Friday, her father said. Brittany Balcer, 5, of Bemidji, was reported missing Wednesday after an overnight fire destroyed the trailer home of a family friend with...
June 24, 2016 - 8:04pm
June 23, 2016
Bemidji man arrested in girl’s kidnapping after fatal fire
BEMIDJI, Minn. --A 32-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of a 5-year-old Bemidji girl, who was found early Thursday morning in a pop-up camper near Big Fork, Minn. Brittany Balcer was reported missing Wednesday after an overnight fire...
June 23, 2016 - 5:59pm
June 15, 2016
Blackduck fires police chief: Investigation cites conduct unbecoming of an officer
BEMIDJI — The City Council of Blackduck voted to fire Chief of Police John Wilkinson earlier this month for violating city and state policies and for conduct unbecoming of a law officer. Wilkinson officially was placed on paid administrative leave June 6 and has 60 days to request...
June 15, 2016 - 9:27pm
April 1, 2016
Firefighters rescue person off roof in Bemidji house fire
BEMIDJI — A person had to be rescued from the roof of a house after a fire was reported in the 800 block of Irvine Avenue early Thursday evening. The house fire was reported at 5:25 p.m., the Bemidji Fire Department said, and when firefighters arrived on scene there was moderate...
April 1, 2016 - 9:18pm
March 16, 2016
State law enforcement: Heroin overdoes on the rise
BEMIDJI — Bemidji is at the epicenter of a deadly heroin wave responsible for seven deaths and more than a dozen non-fatal overdoses in north-central Minnesota in recent weeks — evidence of an epidemic that law enforcement say has been intensifying over the past few years. And...
March 16, 2016 - 9:48pm
February 26, 2016
Northern Indigenous Games will take place in April
BEMIDJI — The Northern Indigenous Games will take place for a week in April, from Minneapolis to Bemidji. The events feature indigenous athletes and coaches presenting traditional games played by various cultures throughout North America. “These games are centuries old, and are...
February 26, 2016 - 9:43pm
February 24, 2016
Suspect in jail with charges pending after armed standoff Tuesday: Law enforcement was on scene west of Bemidji for six hours
BEMIDJI — A 56-year-old Grant Valley Township man was arrested Tuesday evening after a six-hour armed standoff on Archery Road just west of...
February 24, 2016 - 3:46pm
February 3, 2016
Lt. Gov. Smith makes stop in Bemidji
BEMIDJI — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visited Bemidji on Wednesday to meet with business owners and find out what makes the city’s economy run. During an open roundtable discussion at the Launchpad inside the Mayflower Building, entrepreneurs described the importance of having...
February 3, 2016 - 9:41pm