Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

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City Council Meeting 09/16

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI-Bemidji City Council met last night for a regular meeting. They discussed the approval of funds for city projects 19-10 and 19-12, both of which were approved.  The floor was open to the public for the reading of city ordinance number 115, but no one approached the stand. The public…

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County Board and School Board Meetings

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners and the Bemidji School Board are scheduled to meet this evening. At the county board meeting, they are set to discuss a position on the pay scale for a License & Elections Specialist, and the Proposed Property Tax Levy. The School Board is set…

Amiot Charged with Felony and Misdemeanor

By: News Intern Katherine Jones DULUTH- The man arrested on suspicion of setting ablaze a historic Duluth synagogue was charged yesterday with causing negligent fires. Matthew J. Amiot, whose address was listed at a Duluth homeless shelter, faces one felony and one gross misdemeanor. He appeared in St. Louis County District Court at 11 a.m.,…

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Motorcycle Crash in Otter Tail County

By: News Intern Katherine Jones OTTER TAIL COUNTY- There was a motorcycle crash in Otter Tail County last night. The Harley Davidson, driven by Gregory Johnson, was south-bound on Highway 29 when it veered into the north-bound lane, and subsequently throwing him from the Harley into the east ditch. Johnson was wearing his helmet during…

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Duck Hunting Season Opener

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- Duck hunting is expected to have a good season when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl it opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, September 21.  This past spring, biologists estimated the total breeding duck population in Minnesota at 14 percent above the long-term average and nearly identical to last year’s…

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Drug-Impaired Crash in Itasca County

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ITASCA COUNTY- There was a motor vehicle accident in Itasca County late last night. The driver of the Pontiac was north-bound on Highway 38 when he passed out due to drug use.  The car crossed the centerline, went along the ditch, hit a retaining wall and rolled onto its roof….

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Arkansas Man Guilty of Controlled-Substance Sales

By: News Intern Katherine Jones GRAND RAPIDS-An Arkansas man could spend nearly eight years in prison for selling heroin and methamphetamine in the Grand Rapids area.   The Itasca County Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Shakorey Wade of El Dorado was sentenced after pleading guilty to the first-degree sale of controlled substances.   Wade sold drugs to an…

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