Daily Archives: January 2, 2020


Eelpout Festival 2020 canceled

Organizers for the International Eelpout Festival, held annually on Leech Lake for the past 40 years, announced today that the festival will not be held this hardwater season. According to a release from the International Eelpout Festival, they and Cass County have come to an impasse on lake enforcement. “Over the years, attendance has multiplied…


No injuries in Little Norway court house fire

The Bemidji Fire Department reports no injuries in a house fire on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ct. SW early this morning. According to a release, eighteen firefighters responded to the scene just after midnight. The home’s occupants were able to escape the fire, but the blaze caused extensive damage to the structure and…


Bemidji Blotter 12/31/19-01/01/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Theft, 8:12 p.m. Three subjects left a restaurant on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW without paying for service….


Bemidji man missing since Christmas Eve

The Bemidji Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a man reportedly not seen since Dec. 24. According to a release, Matthew J. Asa, 35, was last seen at his residence at the Northland Apartments on 6th St. and America Ave. NW. Asa is 5’7″, 195 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair….

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