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Land Donated to Cass, Hubbard Counties
October 23, 2017, 3:35 am

In 2016, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and the Ruffed Grouse Society announced their joint conservation efforts at a recent RGS National Grouse and Woodcock Hunt in Grand Rapids, including the donation of nearly 2,300 acres of forest lands to Cass and Hubbard Counties.

Onigum Comm. Center Grant
October 23, 2017, 3:34 am

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received a $250,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The grant will be used to help fund construction of a new community center in Onigum.

GoFundMe Thief Sentenced
October 23, 2017, 3:32 am

30-year-old Retina Rayellen LaValla was sentenced last week to 42 months in prison after being found guilty of stealing money from a GoFundMe account for three men killed in a 2015 Lake of the Woods boating accident. Lake of the Woods investigators found LaValla used donated funds to pay personal bills.

Blackduck Chamber Dinner
October 23, 2017, 3:19 am

Your RSVP for the Blackduck Chamber Appreciation Dinner is due by Wednesday, October 25th, when they’ll need your business name, number attending and menu choice. Call 218-760-6727 or email; beecindy@msn.com for further information.

Report on Cass HHVS
October 23, 2017, 3:18 am

Financial Assistance Supervisor Sarah Smythe reported early in October to the county board in Backus that the average number of those served by Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services remains about the same as 2016, but last year’s average monthly payment was lower.

Bemidji Motorcyclist Injured
October 23, 2017, 3:17 am

65-year-old Joseph Raiter of Bemidji was traveling east on U.S. Highway 2 near the junction with State Highway 197 at about 2:48 p.m. Friday when a Jeep forced his motorcycle into the median. Raiter was taken to Essentia Fargo with non-life threatening injuries. The condition of the 17-year-old Jeep driver was unknown.

Giant Bog Lurks on Lake
October 20, 2017, 12:14 pm

A giant floating bog that broke off the shoreline a few weeks ago on North Long Lake just outside of Brainerd continues to lurk around the bay. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources estimate it be about 200 by 800 feet.

Missing Duluth Woman Found
October 20, 2017, 12:12 pm

24-year-old Chassie Lee of Duluth, who went missing following an incident early this morning in Rice Lake, has been found safe. She was discovered by neighbors in a blanket asking for help. Her vehicle was found with major damage a half mile away.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s PM Report
October 20, 2017, 12:11 pm

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputies Nicholas Bender, Daniel Rockensock and Martin Gack, along with Leech Lake Tribal Police, investigated an assault report at 11pm Thursday at 4025 Kangas Curve Road SE, Unit 12 in Cass Lake, submitted by complainant Bryan Adam Ruzek. No additional details were released.

At around 9:19pm on Thursday, 23-year-old Sharon Rose Lussier was arrested at 5066 Theater Lane NW Lot 11 in Bemidji by Deputy Nicholas Bender for DWI and violating the conditions of her release, according to Beltrami County Sheriff’s Sergeant Anthony Petrie.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputy Emily Larson and School Recource Officer Randy Moyer assisted Bemidji Police Officers Michael Mestemacher, Andrew Burford and Zachary Ruport with traffic control at a two-vehicle crash with injuries at 2:22pm Thursday on Paul Bunyan Drive NW. One person was transported to Sanford Medical Center for minor injuries.

On Thursday at 7:40am, Beltrami Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Roberts assisted Bemidji Police Officers Andrew Burford and Zachary Ruport with a disorderly, unidentified female at Highway 71 NW & Highway 2 NW in Bemidji. No additional information was released

BSU Gallery Opening Nov.1
October 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery features ceramic works by Dr. Tim Brockman, professor of technology, art & design, in an exhibition opening Wednesday, Nov. 1. A reception with the artist will be held from 1-4 p.m.

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