Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office receives award

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was recognized as one of 68 agencies receiving “Excellence in Pursuit of Justice” awards from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said, “Even through the unprecedented challenges of this past year, these professionals are unwavering in their commitment to public safety.”

Other agencies and organizations given the award included the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Minnesota Department of Corrections and the FBI. The award is fairly new, having begun in 2018.


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 family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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