Daily Archives: January 27, 2020


Bemidji High School Speech Team’s first competition

The Bemidji High School Speech Team had a productive first weekend of competition. Several veteran speakers traveled to the highly competitive, multi-state Marshall Speech Spectacular Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25. Five speakers advanced to quarterfinals, including Elizabeth Rafferty in Extemp Reading, Amy Frenzel in Extemp Speaking, Melanie Richards in Great Speeches and Grace…


UPDATED: One injured in crash with plow

One was injured in a crash in Eckles Township Friday morning. The report from the state patrol says that the driver of a Pontiac was westbound on Highway 2 in the right lane when she attempted to take a left turn in front of a Beltrami County plow, traveling in the left lane. The Pontiac…


Chanhassen man killed in snowmobile crash

A Chanhassen man was killed in a snowmobile accident near the Hubbard County line Saturday morning. According to a release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and emergency personnel responded to the report of a snowmobile rollover on Wilderness Bay Road in northeastern Becker County. Fifty-year-old Troy Eggers was pronounced dead at the scene….


Webb pleads guilty to theft by swindle

The former executive director of Bemidji’s Sanford Center pleaded guilty to theft by swindle. According to the complaint, 48-year-old Curtis Webb had the Sanford Center reimburse him $38,000 for various fraudulent expenses, and a Minnesota State Auditor’s report concluded Webb conducted around $67,000 in questionable transactions, in addition to the fraudulent ones. VenuWorks conducted an…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter 1/24-1/26

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JAN. 26 Agency Assist, 9:03 p.m. Individual was placed under arrest for DWI on Highway 2. Warrant, 8:29 p.m. Female arrested on a warrant…

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