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 events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


Home destroyed in early Monday fire

A Puposky home was destroyed by a fire early this morning. Twenty firefighters from the Bemidji Fire Department responded just after 5 a.m. to the 23000 block of Knutsen Rd. NW. The two-story residential structure was fully engulfed in flames, and one occupant suffered minor injuries while escaping. The fire is believed to be accidental…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 6/10-6/13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, June 10, to Sunday, June 13. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JUNE 13 Suspicious, 11:04 p.m. Officer observed male with an outstanding warrant on 6th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW. One male arrested. Burglary, 8:57 p.m….


One killed in early morning crash Thursday

One was killed in a crash yesterday morning in Bemidji. The Bemidji Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Delton Ave. NW around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Emergency responders located a 2003 Chevy Impala that collided with a tree. The driver was extricated from the vehicle but despite lifesaving efforts at the scene and at…


Bookstore coming to downtown Bemidji

An independent bookstore is coming to downtown Bemidji. The Four Pines Bookstore Grand Opening will be this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop is right across from the Paul and Babe statues on 3rd Street. The store will offer best sellers and kid-friendly titles as well as works by local authors. The…

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