Daily Archives: October 4, 2019


Backus man sentenced for sex crime

By: News Director Larissa Donovan WALKER–A Backus man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. According to a release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office, 58-year-old Douglas Wayne Braker pleaded guilty to the count, and several other criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed. Court documents indicate that…

Bemidji Alliance moving past Mathews allegations

BEMIDJI–The Chair of the Bemidji Alliance, Gary Johnson, recently penned a letter to the Bemidji community about their disagreements about the conduct of City Manager Nate Mathews. The Alliance filed a formal complaint last July, and on Sept. 9, the majority of the council reportedly voted 4 to 3 to not look into the complaint….


City council, staff, present concern to Senate committee

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– Bemidji City Council and staff presented to the Minnesota Senate Bonding Committee yesterday to discuss their proposals for state assistance to treat the water supply. According to a presentation, the total cost for the treatment facility is around $16 million, with the city requesting $8 million in aid from the…

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