Yesterday, 40-year-old Bemidji resident Chad Pickering was charged with first-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting his 17-year-old neighbor for no good reason when she went outside to walk her dog about 10 p.m. Monday.According to the charges, Pickering shot the girl four times, including ... More >>
Hours after leaving Dinkytown on Saturday and heading up north, 27-year-old Darwin Seeger and 20-year-old James Brennan were busted in the parking lot of a Bemidji Burger King with beers, pot, mushrooms, and a scale. Their drug-related stuff along with more than $800 in cash were tucked into a banjo ... More >>
When officers responded to the scene of a brawl in Ten Lake Township at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, about 13 miles east of Bemidji, they found "a large group of extremely intoxicated individuals who were bleeding and in various states of distress," according to a Beltrami County Sheriff's Office pres ... More >>
Eight days ago, former Bemidji Central Elementary School teacher John Wangberg was arraigned on two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct and a gross misdemeanor charge of non-consensual sexual conduct. He posted $5,000 bail and was released from custody without being booked into jail.SEE ALSO: J ... More >>
Bianca Hazelrigg, a 21-year-old mother of four from Bagley, Minnesota, apparently thinks of herself as a caring parent. During a court appearance earlier this week, Hazelrigg told observers, through tears, that she "would never harm my children." Yet she was in court for an arraignment on child enda ... More >>
Yesterday, Beltrami County deputies made two arrests in connection with a cross-burning incident that took place on the Bemidji-area property of a biracial family last month, and surprise! Two young white guys are allegedly responsible. Deputies arrested Derek Barnes, 20, and Ryan Fairbanks, 19. The ... More >>
Around 12:40 a.m. last Friday, a Bemidji-area woman was sitting in her rural Northern Township home when see saw the sky seemingly catch fire.She ran outside, and there was an 8-foot-tall burning cross propped against a tree. The woman, who has a black husband and two adult biracial children, saw so ... More >>
Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp is on a hunt for the "felonious fecal flinger," an adult diaper dumper who's been leaving a special brand of litter along County Road 22 for the past four years.The rogue dumper has cost Beltrami County over $1,000 with these "dirty deliveries," KSAX reports, a ... More >>
Secretary of StateSome challenges are frivolous. Some aren't.Jockeying between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer in the governor's race recount doesn't look like it's going to change Dayton's margin of victory, at least not right now. But we got to wondering some some of these challenged ballots look ... More >>
Photo: Esther GibbonsFrenchman Massey found an exit before he could arrestedWhen you sign your kids up for language camp, you don't expect them to be taught the finer points of posing nude in the shower for a perv with a camera, or hear about them getting felt up through their pajamas. But ... More >>
A 25-year-old northern Minnesota mom apparently thought she could point the finger at her 3-year-old son when the child's father was found fatally shot in the back. Never trust toddlers (or their mothers).
A former judge accuses retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson of playing politics
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