Daily Archives: January 14, 2020


Bemidji man pleads not guilty to kidnapping, assault charges

A Bemidji man entered not guilty pleas yesterday on the charges of kidnapping and assault. The criminal complaint accuses 23-year-old Anthony Wittner of assisting another, 19-year-old Edward Jenkins-Whitefeather, of holding two victims hostage and accusing them of offenses such as elder abuse, child abuse and misrepresenting themselves as gang members. The crime took place at…


Two arrested after Cass Lake bust

Two were arrested after the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant in Cass Lake. According to a release, the bust was last Thursday on 68th Avenue. Officers located suspected heroin and fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. One was arrested on a warrant, 34-year-old Shawntas Turnage, also known as Jon Jon, who…


Council plans big asks for the MN legislature

The city of Bemidji is planning some big asks for this session in the Minnesota legislature. During the meeting last night, they met with Bradley Peterson, who represents the law firm Flaherty and Hood. Peterson and the council discussed the differences between a local option sales tax and a food and beverage tax. The council…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Jan. 13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Jan. 13. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft, 11:43 p.m. An officer took a theft report from 12th St. and Beltrami Ave. NW. The officer found the suspect and did not find any of the stolen…

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