Daily Archives: May 5, 2020


Lt. Gov. Flanagan named 38th Distinguished Minnesotan

Featured photo: Flanagan at BSU’s American Indian Resource Center. Submitted. Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan was named Bemidji State University’s 38th Distinguished Minnesotan. According to a release, the award acknowledges the contributions of current or former residents of the state who have performed exemplary service to the people of Minnesota or the United States. Flanagan is…


Bemidji man killed in crash with dump truck

A 64-year-old Bemidji man was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Turtle River Township. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 64-year-old James Olson was southbound on Parkers Lake Road near Birchmont Beach Road when he entered the intersection and was struck by the dump truck, which was westbound on Birchmont Beach….


Second complaint filed in Sunday incident

A second complaint related to an incident early Sunday morning near Wilton was filed today, accusing 37-year-old Travis Gunning, of Gully, with aggravated first degree robbery and aiding an offender with second degree murder after the fact. Gunning’s girlfriend, 30-year-old Rebecca Lockman of Bemidji, had a complaint filed against her Monday for aiding Gunning evade…


Situation Update for Tuesday, May 5

Posted at 11:20 a.m. This article will be updated, as needed, if more information becomes available. STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting an additional 617 cases of COVID-19 and an additional 27 deaths. That brings the total to 7,851 positive cases and 455 deaths. Of those deaths, 368 were related to long-term…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, May 4

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, May 4. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 10:06 p.m. Complaint of parties fighting at a residence on the 1100 block of 1st St. E. Subjects were separated. Welfare Check, 8:00 p.m. Welfare check on an…

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