Daily Archives: July 12, 2021


Zebra mussels confirmed in Beltrami’s Big Lake

State wildlife officials confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Big Lake. Big Lake is southeast of Bemidji and is within the Leech Lake tribal reservation boundaries. A Beltrami County aquatic invasive species inspector reported an adult zebra mussel attached to a native mussel near the Big Lake Public Access. During a snorkel search of…


Maple Grove man killed in crash near Backus

A 26-year-old Maple Grove man was killed in a Cass County crash. Sheriff Tom Burch reports that deputies responded to the Pine Mountain Lake Road in rural Backus around 2 a.m. Saturday, and found a Chevy Suburban had left the roadway and rolled over. Lifesaving efforts were performed but he was pronounced dead at the…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/8-7/11

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 8, to Sunday, July 11. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JULY 11 Disturbing the Peace, 6:44 p.m. Loud music complaint at Gordon Falls Park on the 1100 block of Mississippi Ave. NW. Officer drove by…

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