Daily Archives: September 7, 2021


AUDIO: COVID updates for Tuesday, Sept. 7

Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota officials are warning of a spike in cases they are currently seeing. Dr. Colleen Swank with Sanford Bemidji says hospitalizations are increasing exponentially, with the majority of those patients being unvaccinated. Swank says the best way out of the pandemic is through vaccination. Sanford Bemidji officials requested the St. Philip’s…


Three Native Mob members sentenced to prison for assault, racketeering and drug trafficking

Three Native Mob gang members were recently sentenced to prison. Court documents say 32-year-old Robin Lee “Ratchet” Lussier, 26-year-old Willard Duane Reed III a.k.a. “Left/Leftfield,” and 25-year-old Joshua Adam “Souless” Hanks were active members of the Native Mob. Between Dec. 1, 2015, and Jan. 1, 2019, Lussier and Reed conspired with each other and others…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 9/2-9/6

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 6. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT MONDAY, SEPT. 6 Robbery, 7:49 p.m. Robbery complaint on the 400 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Ongoing investigation. Welfare Check, 3:05 p.m. Report of possible overdose…


Bagley man killed in crash

A Bagley man was killed in a rollover crash Saturday night. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Kyle Knutson was ejected from the vehicle. Despite life-saving efforts, Knutson was pronounced dead at the scene. First responders arrived at the intersection of Stockyard Road and 310th Street in Nora Township around 10 p.m. Saturday. The…

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