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Wildlife Fund Lifetime Close To Expiring, But Renewal Expected
August 20, 2018, 10:55 am

Congress must act before September 30th if the Land and Water Conservation Fund is to be preserved, and there is no indication that will not be accomplished, according to federal authorities. Jason Dinsmore with the Minnesota Conservation Federation grew up hunting and fishing, and he says the fund made much of that possible….

Dinsmore says anyone who has enjoyed Minnesota’s outdoors, used public tennis courts or swimming pools has likely benefitted from the program.



Air Alert!
August 17, 2018, 7:51 am

The state Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the northern half of Minnesota through noon Sunday, due to smoke from Canadian wildfires. The affected area includes Brainerd, Bemidji, Duluth, and Moorhead, along with other areas, including Leech Lake, and Red Lake. Air pollution can aggravate heart and cardiovascular disease as well as lung diseases like asthma and COPD.



Minnesota Illegal Alien Nabbed & Now To Be Deported
August 17, 2018, 7:51 am

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested a Minnesota man at a Carlton County golf course. 42 year old Pedro Aranda is charged with immigration violations. Aranda was born in Mexico. He is here illegally, but is also the owner and operator of Pedro’s Grill and Cantina in downtown Cloquet. He had been held in the Douglas County Jail but has since been listed as released from that facility, and is now detained at another location. A federal immigration judge issued a voluntary departure order to Aranda in 2010, which directed that he depart the U.S. by May 25, 2010. But he stayed, and violated his deportation order. Now, Aranda will remain in ICE custody, pending his removal from the United States.



TWO MEN ARRESTED ON SEX STINGS IN BIMIDJI
August 16, 2018, 10:07 am

Two men who were arrested in Bemidji as a result of online sex stings were sentenced recently. 41 year old Travis Nicholson of Littlefork, was ordered to spend three years in prison. Nicholson received credit for the 195 days he was already jailed after his March arrest. 54 year old Scott Mickle of Deer River, who responded to an online “casual encounters” ad posted by Bemidji law enforcement and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, thinking that he was talking to a 15-year-old boy, was sentenced to 30 days in the Beltrami County Jail, but he will only do six days if he participates in a veterans program.



DNR TO HOLD DEER MANAGEMENT PUBLIC MEETINGS
August 16, 2018, 10:07 am

The Minnesota DNR is set to hold several public meetings statewide this month. Erik Thorson is the DNR’s acting big game program leader…



LOCAL RACE RESULTS
August 15, 2018, 10:15 am

In the primary race for an at-large seat on the council, Don Heinonen and Jim Thompson advanced to the November 6 election, earning 569 votes and 485 votes respectively. Lawrence Hanenberger, finished with 336 votes. In Beltrami District 1, Craig Gaasvig and Natalie Grosfield were the winners of Tuesday’s primary, taking in 767 votes and 442 votes respectively.



JOHNSON WINS! WILL FACE WALZ IN THE FALL
August 15, 2018, 10:15 am

Minnesotans have chosen their candidates in the state’s race for governor. Republicans have selected Jeff Johnson who beat out two-time Governor Tim Pawlenty for a chance to take it all in November. Johnson will face off against Democrat — U.S. Congressman Tim Walz. Johnson says he think President Trump can bring some momentum to the race…



BEMIDJI TARGETED FOR SOLAR ENERGY
August 14, 2018, 10:36 am

In Bemidji, the search is underway for families and businesses who want to make the switch to solar energy. Solar United Neighbors held a public information meeting, where they said their goal is to make solar energy more mainstream. They pointed out that they already have groups in the cities and they now believe Bemidji would be a good next step. It’s free to sign up for the solar co-op group. There are site assessments and the group works with the installers directly on pricing. Solar United Neighbors claims the panels are a 25-year investment. Sign ups are open through August 31st. You can find more information at www.solarunitedneighbors.org



13 YEAR OLD BOY MISSING IN CARVER COUNTY
August 14, 2018, 10:35 am

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 13-year-old boy. Jenup Chop left his home in Carver at around 3 Monday morning in an Uber. The boy was dropped off at Highway 60 and Interstate 35, where it is believed he met up with his non-custodial father Stephen. They may be traveling in a silver 2006 Nissan Altima with Minnesota plate 374 J-Z-Y. Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1.



BRAINERD POLICE WARN OF PREDATORY OFFENDER
August 14, 2018, 10:35 am

Brainerd Police warn that a level 3 predatory offender has relocated. 57 year old Terrance Lindmark moved to the 200 block of 4th Avenue NE in Brainerd. He previously resided near Gillis Avenue. Lindmark… according to police… has a history of sexual contact with male and female victims between the ages of four and ten. Although he is not wanted by police at this time, they say anyone in that area should be cautious because of his relocation and be aware of it.



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