Bemidji News


Walker man killed in crash near Laporte

A Walker man was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Laporte Monday around 7:30 a.m. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 19-year-old Ryan Schlichting of Dilworth was northbound on Hubbard County Road 38 in Lakeport Township when he drifted across the center line, striking 36-year-old David Weimer of Walker in a Hyundai…


AUDIO: Interview with the Honorable Paul T. Benshoof

Judge Paul T. Benshoof has been seated in Beltrami County Court since 1997, and is retiring July 10. Bemidji Now author and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s News Director Larissa Donovan had an opportunity to interview Judge Benshoof before his retirement, and discussed the changing landscape of the judicial system since the late 90s. Benshoof emphasized the…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, June 29

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, June 29. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Warrant, 10:30 p.m. Adult male arrested on a local warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Assist, 1:41 p.m. Assist with Colorado DMV approval for registration renewal….


Small Business Relief Grant applications due soon

Applications for up to $10,000 in small business relief grants are due 5 p.m. Thursday. The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is encouraging area businesses to apply, and help with the applications is available through them. These grants are not loans and no repayment will be required, and the funds can be used for working capital to…


HUD delivers another round of grants to Bemidji HRA

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $200,000 in the most recent round of vouchers for HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative. Nine housing authorities will receive this funding nationally continuing HUD’s efforts to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care. The Housing & Redevelopment Authority of…


United Way Bass and Walleye Fishing Tournament

The inaugural United Way Bass and Walleye Fishing Tournament will be held July 24-26, and any lake in Beltrami, Clearwater or Hubbard counties can be fished. According to a release, the three day catch-photo-release tournament has an entry fee of $200 per two-person team. Top prizes include two first place winners at $3,000, plus many…

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