Articles by Larissa Donovan

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


Red Lake man pleads guilty to assault

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 21-year-old Brennon Sayers entered guilty pleas to two counts of assault. According to court documents, in May 2021, Sayers was arguing with his girlfriend outside a Ponemah home when one of the victims, “J.L.Z.” came from his house across the street and told Sayers to stop. Another victim, “C.T.G.,” who…


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, Jan. 20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Jan. 20. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Violations/Court Orders, 9:02 p.m. Officers responded to Itasca Loop NW for a possible domestic. Officers determined that a DANCO violation and a theft had occurred. Officers are attempting to…


COVID updates for Thursday, Jan. 20

The Minnesota Department of Health, in its Wednesday reports for information current from Friday at 4 a.m. through Tuesday at 4 a.m., added nearly 45,000 new cases and 37 new deaths. Two of the deaths were in Cass County, a resident in their early 30s and a resident in their early 60s. Beltrami County added…


Beltrami County repeals OSHA standards, holds public hearing on county auditor-treasurer

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners repealed the OSHA standards they enacted barely two weeks prior. Since the board last met, the Supreme Court stayed the emergency temporary requirement that ordered large employers to obtain COVID vaccination statuses and administer weekly tests for their unvaccinated employees. At the time the board enacted these policies, the…

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