Daily Archives: June 10, 2020

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Bemidji HRA secures another HUD voucher

Bemidji’s HRA recently received another grant from the Housing and Urban Development for the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. Almost $100,000 was distributed across the country recently, and the Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority was able to secure an additional $5,100 voucher. The program aims to help youth moving out of the foster care system…

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White Earth Chairman wins re-election

The White Earth Reservation held their Primary Election Tuesday, after it was postponed from March. Incumbent Chairman Michael Fairbanks won over 57 percent of the vote and is anticipated to be declared the winner, after the unofficial results are accepted this afternoon. In White Earth District III, Eugene “Umsy” Tibbets won over 36 percent of…

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Sanford POWER athletic program starts Monday

Sanford POWER will host its annual summer strength and condition program starting this Monday and ending August 6, with enhanced guidelines. According to a release, the summer program will be held outdoors at Bemidji High School’s track and football field, and no more than nine students per hour long session will be allowed per training…

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Detroit Lakes man sentenced to 11 years for drug trafficking on White Earth Reservation

A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 11 years in a federal prison for distributing methamphetamine on the White Earth Reservation. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Eric Bergstrom pleaded guilty last December and was sentenced yesterday. According to Bergstrom’s guilty plea and court documents, law enforcement installed a tracking device…

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Jackson, Staples-Fairbanks win re-election bids

The unofficial election results from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s primary show incumbent Faron Jackson Senior will keep his Chairperson position after receiving over 50 percent of the vote. For District III, incumbent Leroy Staples-Fairbanks won over 70 percent of the vote. Both positions are four year terms. Leech Lake’s primary was originally scheduled…

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Laporte man killed in ATV crash

A Laporte man was killed in an ATV crash in Hubbard County Sunday afternoon. According to a release from Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes, deputies received a report of an ATV crash on Hubbard County Road 44 in Schoolcraft Township, with the caller reporting that a victim had been ejected from his machine and was…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, June 9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, June 9. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Animal, 11:34 p.m. Complaint of a dog left out in the rain on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Officer met with the owner who agreed to bring…

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