Daily Archives: September 17, 2019


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…


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.,…


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…


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…


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….


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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