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Minnesota kids are masters of the ACT test
Two Clay County prosecutors disciplined for online comments
Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP
Master Gardener training to be held
Boats & Bars to be filled with music, fun
No MVP hangover for Maya Moore as Lynx survive late scare
Girls Tennis: DL pulls out thrilling victory under the lights at Fergus Falls
Girls Tennis: Lakers fifth at Highway 10 Open
Local martial artists compete in Asian Fencing Championships
Soccer: Laker boys continue shutout streak over Otters
In the Zone
Teens help raise cash, awareness for pets
Last advice: Be kind, be kind always
Driver’s license test: Sometimes it’s OK to just pass
Identity thieves target kids as well as adults
BLT’s a summer classic
Friends & Neighbors
Independent stylist joins Shear Grace
July job loss doesn’t shake yearly gain
Williams named new sports editor in DL
Gas prices descend with end of summer
Sanford Health helping to build 300 clinics in Ghana
Perkins ready to give back to fans with weekend concerts in Medora
Josh Turner at Shooting Star Friday
Hope Fest to bring family fun to DL
Aloha from DL Library: Hawaii became 50th state in 1959
Pine to Palm Traditions
Tamarac Refuge: Come check out the climate and its changes
Letter: Hats off to election judges
Minnesota moose plate inspirational
Lynn Hummel: Let me give you some advice
Goodbye to a great sports editor
Letter: You betcha, dat roundabout whirligig confuses a guy
Strong duck populations mean ‘liberal’ bag limits this season
DNR to keep most restrictions in place for Scientific and Natural Areas
Brad Laabs: Know what to do when you get injured fishing
Blane Klemek: Common nighthawks are perfectly adapted to their way of life
Wild rice season opened Friday
Pine to Palm
August 20, 2014
Boys Tennis: Fondrick, Howard reach finals at Lumberjack Open
BEMIDJI — Recently two of Detroit Lakes tennis players competed in the Lumberjack Open Tennis Tournament in Bemidji. Caleb Howard and Alex Fondrick were matched against some familiar high school section 8AA opponents. In singles, Fondrick made it to the championship match...
sports / Lakers
August 20, 2014 - 10:05am
August 19, 2014
Former Bemidji teacher pleads guilty to sex with student
BEMIDJI -- A former teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji plead guilty to felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Beltrami County Court on Tuesday. Paul Joseph Johnson, 48, of Backus, Minn., was charged in January after accusations of having a sexual relationship...
news / crime
August 19, 2014 - 5:04pm
August 5, 2014
Two men in custody after attempted murder in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- A Bemidji man and a Cass Lake man were arraigned Monday in Cass County District Court on first-degree attempted murder, kidnapping, second-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle charges following a stabbing on Friday in Cass Lake. The men allegedly met up with...
news / crime
August 5, 2014 - 8:01am
July 31, 2014
Switchfoot to play at the Sanford Center
Alternative rock icons Switchfoot will play Bemidji’s Sanford Center on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the Sanford Center’s pickup window, Lueken’s Village Foods, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. General admission is $27,...
entertainment / music
July 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
Bemidji among 12 Minnesota communities selected for dementia program
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- It is estimated 650 residents of Beltrami County have dementia. There are 5,837 people 65 or older in Beltrami County, according to 2012 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, and statistics indicate one in nine people in that age group has dementia. That increases...
July 31, 2014 - 7:50am
July 29, 2014
Bemidji man fatally shot himself after chase, authorities say
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A man who led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in his death Monday has been identified as Jared Robert Nash, 28, of Bemidji. The Ramsey County medical examiner identified Nash, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a release from...
news / crime
July 29, 2014 - 8:31pm
July 28, 2014
High-speed chase in Bemidji ends in fatality
BEMIDJI -- A high-speed pursuit through Bemidji ended in a fatality this afternoon. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the pursuit and shooting. The driver was found with a single gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene on Division Street and Hidden...
July 28, 2014 - 9:56pm
July 24, 2014
Bemidji man accused of attempted murder
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man shot a 17-year-old girl Monday because he was upset about her accusations that he had been trespassing on her property, according to a criminal complaint filed in Beltrami County Court. Bail was set Wednesday at $1 million for Chad Eric Pickering,...
news / crime
July 24, 2014 - 8:04am
July 23, 2014
17-year-old girl shot near Bemidji; man in custody
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 17-year-old girl was shot Monday night near Bemidji and a man was in custody. Authorities received a 911 call at about 10 p.m. Monday from the girl, who said she had been shot several times while standing on the deck of her home, according to a news release...
news / crime
July 23, 2014 - 8:36am
June 26, 2014
Paul and Babe make top 5 in USA TODAY quirky landmark poll
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The iconic statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ranked fourth among the greatest "Quirky Landmarks" in the United States, according to an online poll conducted by USA TODAY. In results released Wednesday, the Bemidji pair beat out a list of oddities that...
June 26, 2014 - 7:46am
June 18, 2014
Indian Heath Summit held in Bemidji
As John Poupart began his hourlong presentation on how to incorporate American Indian values into research methodologies, he offered a short story about a young man who asked an elder a question. “(He asked,) ‘How come old people don’t tell us the things we need to know?’...
June 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
June 10, 2014
Bemidji teacher denies charge of having sex with student
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji has pleaded not guilty to having sex with one of his students. Paul Joseph Johnson, 48, of Backus, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Johnson taught math at the school for five...
news / crime
June 10, 2014 - 8:51pm
Two killed in head-on crash near Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 89-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died in a head-on collision south of Bemidji on Tuesday. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the man was driving south on U.S. Highway 71 about nine miles south of Bemidji when their car was struck by a northbound...
news / accidents
June 10, 2014 - 8:20pm
June 5, 2014
Bemidji child’s death under investigation
BEMIDJI -- The death of a 4-year-old Thursday morning is under investigation in Bemidji. At 9:57 a.m. Bemidji police, ambulance and firefighters responded to a medical call on the 2700 block of Birchmont Drive NE. Upon arrival emergency personnel assisted with CPR of a 4-year-old...
June 5, 2014 - 1:13pm
June 1, 2014
Bemidji summit to focus on American Indian health issues
A health care summit set for Bemidji next month aims to bring people together with a shared goal of improving the health of American Indians. The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health will host its annual summit June 11. This year’s title is “Making Relatives...
June 1, 2014 - 8:00am