Judge recommends approving Certificate of Need for Sandpiper Pipeline

A victory for Enbridge’s Sandpiper Pipeline project. An Administrative Law Judge is recommending the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approve a Certificate of Need for the proposed pipeline that would cut across parts of Northern Minnesota. Judge Lipman recommended that the...

BSU Student Found Dead

A 20-year old Bemidji State University student has died after being found unconscious this morning in a wooded area on the western edge of the city. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said in a press release 20-year old Sandra Lommen showed signs of intoxication and hypothermia...

Charges filed in Bemidji shooting

A 40-year-old Bemidji man is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old girl. Chad Eric Pickering was arraigned this afternoon in Beltrami County Court. According to the statement of probable cause, Pickering is accused of shooting...

Bemidji Man Accused of Punching Eight-week-old Son; Charged With Assault

A 38-year-old Bemidji man is charged with felony assault for allegedly punching his eight-week-old son in the head. Donny Carlsen is currently being held in the Beltrami County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Assault-Great Bodily Harm. According to the statement of probable cause...
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Redby Standoff Over

  A police standoff on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has ended peacefully. The standoff lasted more than ten hours at a home near Redby. Red Lake Public Safety officials say seven people have been taken into custody. Five of the people in the house surrendered throughout...
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Leech Lake Election Results

  The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has a new Secretary-Treasurer and he has a familiar name. Arthur “Archie” LaRose won Tuesday’s General Election with more than 57 percent of the vote. Larose previously served as Secretary-Treasurer for the band from 2002-2008. He was also the...
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Deerwood Bank Money Giveaway Update

  More money given away in area communities by Deerwood Bank.

Update: Four-year-old Bemidji boy’s death

  More information is included in the video on the tragic accidental death of a four-year-old Bemidji boy.   His obituary can be found here. http://www.ceasefuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2552033&fh_id=11968
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No Charges for former Axemen players

  The Beltrami County Attorney’s Office will not file charges at this time on two men who were members of the Bemidji Axemen Indoor Football League team. 24-year old Maurice Patterson and 25-year old Terrance Clark were in custody until this afternoon and each was being held...
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