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.


Cozzens named Bishop of Crookston Diocese

Pope Francis named Andrew Cozzens as the next Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Crookston. Cozzens succeeds Michael Hoeppner. Michael Hoeppner resigned at the request of the Pope in April after the Vatican concluded Hoeppner interfered with past investigations into clergy sex abuse. At a news conference held yesterday, Cozzens said he knows how difficult…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Oct. 18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Oct. 18. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assist, 11:12 p.m. Officer assisted caller in getting some property back from her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend on the 1000 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Medical, 6:17 p.m. RP reporting her…


Two additional aquifer breaches under investigation, Enbridge misses deadline to stop unauthorized flow near Clearbrook terminal

Enbridge missed the deadline to stop groundwater flows from an aquifer breached during the construction of Line 3. The Minnesota DNR announced the violations relating to the breach near the Clearbrook terminal last month and ordered Enbridge to pay a $3.32 million fine. The DNR also ordered Enbridge to stop the unauthorized groundwater flow within…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 10/14-10/17

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Oct. 14, to Sunday, Oct. 17. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, OCT. 17 Suspicious, 10:39 p.m. Officers responded to reports of suspicious activity in the area of an apartment complex under construction on Justice Rd….


COVID updates for Friday, Oct. 15

Beltrami County Public Health, as of Thursday afternoon, is monitoring 357 active cases of COVID-19. According to their weekly update, there have been 521 new cases reported in the last 14 days. Twelve Beltrami County residents are hospitalized for COVID-19. There have been over 6,200 COVID cases to date in the county and 76 deaths….

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