Daily Archives: October 28, 2019


Child care grant awarded to local organization

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation in Bemidji was recently awarded an $85,000 grant for child care access. According to a release from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, she and Economic Development commissioner Steve Grove announced the recipients late last week, of over $750,000 in grants to increase access to child care across the state. The Northwest Minnesota…


One injury in Northome crash

A Kelliher woman was injured in a crash near Northome Saturday evening. According to the state patrol, 21-year-old Xenia Hillman was eastbound on Highway 1 when she swerved to avoid an animal, entered the ditch and rolled. Hillman was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the hospital in Big Fork. Her passenger, Tawney Welch of…


Short lived escape for federal prisoner

A federal prisoner escaped custody in Crookston last Friday, but was apprehended. According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Fabian Wayne English escaped during a medical appointment around 11:45 Friday morning. During his escape, English stole a pickup truck and crashed it into a river, and was apprehended a short time…


One injured in three-vehicle crash

One was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Hubbard County Saturday. According to the state patrol, 49-year-old Jason Stevens of Park Rapids was westbound and attempting to cross the intersection on Highway 71 when he struck the rear of a UPS Truck, driven by 50-year-old Darin Leeseberg of Wadena. The UPS Truck then spun around…


Weekend Bemidji Blotter 10/25-10/27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to over the weekend of Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27. Bemidji Police Sunday, Oct. 27 Assault, 10:32 p.m. Officers responded to domestic assault on the 3900 block of Irvine Avenue. One 34-year-old male arrested for…

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