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Laker Hall of Honor accepting nominations for 2014 class
Braves obtain Twins' Doumit in trade
Vikings chuck Freeman audition in favor of competing with Cassel
Boys Basketball: Cihak goes off on Pats to pace DL to Mid-State win
In the Zone
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in DL Monday
Caught up in the gifts: Thankfulness, gratitude should last through Christmas, not just stop after Thanksgiving
Jessica Karley: Masala Chai provides delicious spin on familiar dessert
Howard Kossover: Social Security benefits did not originally include cost-of-living adjustment
Friends & Neighbors
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
Don’t look past late season pheasants
Preliminary ‘13 deer harvest numbers released
Foltz Trucking coordinates local toy drive
Gervais moves stylist chair to Personal FX
Shoremaster names local dealer top pick
Solid U.S. retail sales boost economic outlook
Audubon neighbors find perfect business match
Our Opinion: FDA acts to curb farm antibiotics
Lynn Hummel: Lessons on standing in line
Letter: Thank you for support, kindness, generocity
Letter: GOP ‘Wrecking Crew’ should leave the Pope alone
Our Opinion: Too cold to enjoy Christmas?
'Anchorman 2' revives cult classic, but has Ron Burgundy sold out?
Lonestar’s holiday show is Friday at Shooting Star
Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular tonight at Historic Holmes Theatre
Travis Tritt, 2 other acts added to WE Fest lineup
Danell Haspel: Ideas for holiday get-togethers at library
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
August 7, 2013
Burglar turns up in woman’s bathroom, police say
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man broke into a woman's home early Saturday, broke a towel rack in the bathroom of the master bedroom and urinated in the toilet, according to Bemidji police. Lance Francise Day, 24, was arrested not far from the home just after 5 a.m. Saturday....
news / crime
August 7, 2013 - 10:33am
Man arrested for July 31 fatal hit and run
BEMIDJI -- A 58-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night as the lone suspect in the fatal hit and run that killed Christopher Lee Strong last week. Martin Erwin Ubert was booked into the Beltrami County Jail at 7:08 p.m. on charges of felony criminal vehicular homicide and a...
news / crime
August 7, 2013 - 8:48am
August 2, 2013
Man turns himself in as driver in fatal hit and run near Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A 58-year-old man turned himself in to police Friday morning, admitting he was the driver in the fatal hit and run that killed Christopher Lee Strong. The red Monte Carlo police identified Thursday as being involved in Strong's death was seized, and taken to the Law...
news / crime
August 2, 2013 - 5:10pm
Paul and Babe honored as top roadside attraction
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Paul and Babe have been named the Best Roadside Attraction in Minnesota by WCCO-TV. The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce was notified of the recognition Wednesday. Matt Brickman, a WCCO-TV reporter, presented the Chamber with an award Friday as film crews taped...
August 2, 2013 - 4:28pm
August 1, 2013
Body found after apparent hit-and-run
BEMIDJI -- Police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old Bemidji man after a newspaper carrier found what authorities said was Christopher Lee Strong's dead body on an Eckles Township road early Wednesday. Leona Steele, who has been delivering The Pioneer for more than a...
news / crime
August 1, 2013 - 8:52am
July 29, 2013
Mobile home damaged in Sunday night fire
BEMIDJI TOWNSHIP -- No injuries were reported in a mobile home fire Sunday evening in Bemidji Township, officials said. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the fire in the 1200 block of Little Norway Avenue SE at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday. The fire was reported by a passing...
July 29, 2013 - 10:40am
July 19, 2013
Denver man charged in boating accident that injured girlfriend
BEMIDJI, Minn. – A Denver man was charged Thursday after allegedly running over his girlfriend with a boat while intoxicated Tuesday afternoon. Lee Pratt Zitzer, 22, was charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. The charge...
news / crime
July 19, 2013 - 10:28am
July 10, 2013
Gordon Lightfoot sets Sept. 15 Bemidji concert
BEMIDJI — Legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will play Bemidji’s Sanford Center on Sept. 15, the events center announced Tuesday. The Bemidji show will be part of Lightfoot’s “50 Years on the Carefree Highway” tour. Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums...
entertainment / music
July 10, 2013 - 7:21am
July 7, 2013
Educating about invasive species while inspecting
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Josh Martindale uses his hands to feel underneath a boat’s hull and trailer, carefully using his fingers to search for evidence of invasive species. “I’ve gotten mostly positive feedback when I finish my inspections,” said Martindale, an intern with the...
outdoors / DNR
July 7, 2013 - 7:09pm
July 2, 2013
Bemidji City Council rejects Zorbaz' offer for south shore land
BEMIDJI — Bemidji city councilors Monday rejected a proposal from the Zorbaz on the Lake restaurant to buy south shore land. Zorbaz founder Tom Hanson came before the Bemidji Economic Development Authority to make the land offer and discuss his business model. Councilors, who...
July 2, 2013 - 8:18am
Bemidji man suffers serious injury in T-bone wreck Monday afternoon
BEMIDJI - A Bemidji man suffered a serious injury after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle Monday afternoon, sending a total of three people to the hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Troopers with the MSP and deputies with the Beltrami County...
news / accidents
July 2, 2013 - 8:13am
June 29, 2013
Actor Billy Crystal sports Woolen Mills sweater at film premiere
BEMIDJI — Billy Crystal may never have visited Bemidji Woolen Mills, but he now has worn its clothing. The actor voices the character Mike Wazowski in Pixar’s new animated “Monsters University” movie, a prequel to 2001’s “Monsters Inc.” At the premiere of the new...
June 29, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 28, 2013
Suspect identified in standoff; died of gunshot wound
ST. PAUL — The Ramsey County Medical Examiner today identified the man who died late Wednesday following a standoff with law enforcement at house north and west of Bemidji. Miquell David Deppa, 34, of 9203 Spencer Road in Liberty Township, died of blood loss due to a gunshot...
June 28, 2013 - 8:44am
June 27, 2013
Man airlifted to Fargo hospital after standoff in Beltrami County
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A man was taken into custody and airlifted to a Fargo hospital after more than a four-hour armed standoff with police here Wednesday evening. Police have not released the name of the man, but Jeff Deppa said the suspect is his son, 34-year-old Miquell...
June 27, 2013 - 8:18am
June 25, 2013
Body found half-submerged in Lake Bemidji identified
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The body of a 63-year-old man found half-submerged in Lake Bemidji at Nymore Beach on Friday has been identified as Adelbert James Ryan. Ryan, of Bemidji, was found by two boys riding their bicycles. A construction worker later confirmed the discovery and called...
June 25, 2013 - 8:17am