Persons of Interest Named in Missing Woman Case

As a result of the continued investigation, the Bemidji Police Department and Minnesota BCA believe that foul play is involved in the disappearance of Rose Downwind. The investigation has been focused to an area north of the City of Bemidji to include; Lake Bemidji State Park and...

Hockey Trainer Arrested For Filming Player Showering

Hockey camps take over the Breezy Point Ice Arena during the summer. Most camps are hosted without a problem. But last week the Minnesota Girl’s Hockey Coaches Association rented the rink from Breezy Point Ice Arena. And one of the MGHCA camps athletic trainers William Diffley is...

Brainerd Lakes Area Authorities Continue Push To End Sex Trafficking

Last month Baxter police arrested nine men in a prostitution bust. Last week they arrested two more in a similar bust. The purpose is to stop sex trafficking in the Brainerd Lakes Area and in Minnesota. Baxter Police, Brainerd Police and Crow Wing County Sheriffs met today to...

Mi Rancho Shooting Update

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s office has released more information on the shooting at the Mi Rancho Restaurant, located on the north side of Bemidji. At 10:00 AM, Saturday, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s 911 Center was notified of a shooting at the Mi Rancho Restaurant.  Witnesses...

Agencies Conduct Major Drug Bust in Beltrami County

  A man who authorities believe is the ring leader of a methamphetamine trafficking organization has landed behind bars. Phillip Eugene Gurzi and three other people were arrested on Tuesday fro their alledged involvement in a drug smuggling and distribution enterprise in the...
Posted On 13 Jun 2014
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Brainerd Father and Son Arraigned for Stabbing

  A Brainerd father and son have been arraigned for their connection to a stabbing at a downtown Brainerd bar on Sunday.  The stabbing occurred outside the Pit Stop Bar on the 700 block of Laurel Street at 12:40 am.  23 year-old Jorie Richard Ray has been charged with first...
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

Select committee and local leaders release legislative recommendations to combat synthetic drugs

  Synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice,” and bath salts are both well-known examples of synthetic drugs. For the last six months, hearings have been organized across the state to address the relatively new issue of synthetic drug abuse. Finally, local...
Posted On 03 Feb 2014
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Troy Martin “Not Guilty”

  Signs of relief and tears of joy filled the courtroom this afternoon as Troy Martin was found not guilty for the accidental murder of his sister Leisa Martin in 1998. After a gripping seven days in trial, the defense and the state gave their closing arguments Thursday...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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