Daily Archives: December 16, 2019


Hubbard County Blotter 12/12-12/15

The following is a summary of incidents the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 15. THURSDAY, DEC. 12 Accident, 8:13 a.m. Caller states her son’s vehicle was hit by another vehicle and the other motorist fled the scene. No injuries. Animal Complaint, 8:43 a.m. Caller’s dog is missing…


Appeals court affirms tribal officer authority

The State Court of Appeals has affirmed a Becker County court decision allowing a tribal officer to make a stop and an arrest outside a reservation’s boundaries. According to court documents, Raymond Bellcourt failed to stop for a school bus with an extended stop-signal arm and flashing lights. Bellcourt reportedly was driving a pickup truck…


Minor injuries in crash near Bagley

Two were injured in a one-vehicle crash just east of Bagley Saturday morning. According to the state patrol, 37-year-old Brett Johnson of Laporte was eastbound on Highway 2, driving a Ram Crew Pickup and pulling a trailer with a fish house. The truck and trailer left the roadway and rolled, landing on the side. Johnson…


City council to consider final budget approval

The Bemidji City Council is scheduled to consider approving their final budget and levy this evening. According to city documents, the preliminary levy adopted in September was $6.12 million, an increase of over 250,000, or 4.3 percent, from 2019. According to city finance director Ron Eischens, the statewide average levy increase was 7.5 percent, and…


Walker man airlifted to Fargo after crash

A Walker man was airlifted to the Fargo hospital after a crash in Shingobee Township Friday morning. According to the state patrol, 61-year-old Gary Tufts was southbound on Highway 371 in a 1997 Chevy pickup truck when he attempted to turn left on 62nd Street. His truck collided with another pickup truck that was northbound…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter 12/13-12/15

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Dec. 13, to Sunday, Dec. 15. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, DEC. 15 Accident, 11:49 p.m. Officers conducted a security check on the 600 block of 2nd Street SE, observed an impaired driver and arrested one…

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