Daily Archives: January 7, 2020


Fire deaths up from last year across state

Featured photo: Two people died in April at this home in McGregor. A State Fire Marshal Division investigator says smoking caused the deadly blaze. Photo and caption courtesy of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The newly appointed Fire Marshal for the state of Minnesota reports that 42 people died from fires last year, a 14…


DNR Enforcement head retires after 14 years

Stacey Sharp, the DNR Enforcement Division manager for the Bemidji region, recently retired. According to a release, he retired on Jan. 3 after almost 14 years of service. Sharp spent the majority of his 37-year public service career with the Nebraska State Patrol, but moved to northern Minnesota in 2006 when hired as the head…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Jan. 6

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Jan. 6. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft, 11:36 p.m. Vehicle theft reported on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Unable to locate. Assault, 9:27 p.m. Officers responded to a 911 hangup call on the…

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