Memorial Day; Filing Deadline For Bemidji City Offices Approaching; Former Mahnomen County Prosecutor Has License Suspended

(Bemidji) Today is Memorial Day, and government offices will be closed and government and some private services postponed, with resumption Tuesday.  There are several area and state observances recognizing the ultimate sacrifice made by those in service to our country. (BemidjiNow)

>>Memorial Day Ceremony Scheduled For Fort Snelling Today

(Fort Snelling, MN)    State officials are remembering members of the military with ceremonies around Minnesota.  Each of the state’s four veteran cemeteries held events yesterday afternoon to honor living veterans and those who lost their lives while serving their countries.  Another ceremony is scheduled for this morning at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Governor Walz and Senator Amy Klobuchar are among the scheduled speakers for this morning’s event. (24/7 News Source)

>>Laporte Memorial Day Services

(Laporte)The Laporte American Legion and Auxiliary have announced organized Memorial Day observances on  Monday.

 Services will begin at 9:00 at Evergreen Cemetery, then onto Laporte Catholic Cemetery.  At each site there  will be the Honor Guard, a brief speech, rifle salute, and taps.

    The Main Memorial Day Service will be at 10:00 at Laporte School .    After the program the honor guard continues to Garfield Lake Landing to present a wreath in rememberance of those lost at sea.  The services conclude at Lakeport Cemetery. A prayer will be said at each site. (BemidjiNow)

(Bemidji) The Bemidji City Government candidate filing period opened last  Tuesday,  and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Positions up for election are  Mayor , Council Member Ward One,  Council Member Ward Three, Council Member Ward Five. All are 4-year terms and begin on January 6, 2025.

Filing of an original, properly executed affidavit of candidacy and filing fee will be accepted with the office of the City Clerk, 317 4th Street NW, Bemidji,  during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; except on June 4, 2024, when the filing is 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the City Clerk at 218-759-3570. BemidjiNow)

>>Minnesota Prosecutor Has North Dakota Law License Suspended

(Bismarck, ND) —  A former Mahnomen County, Minnesota prosecutor has had her North Dakota law license temporarily suspended.  Authorities say Julie Bruggeman hasn’t paid her licensing fees in the state since 2021 and she’s accused of various types of misconduct.  The accusations include conflicts of interest, incompetent representation, and forged signatures.  The suspension will last six months, though the North Dakota Disciplinary Board has recommended that Bruggeman be disbarred.(24/7 News Source)

>>Suspect Injured During Struggle With Officer In Morrison County

(Pierz, MN)    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a suspect was injured during a weekend traffic stop in Morrison County.  A county deputy stopped a driver suspected of speeding and impaired driving on Highway 25 near Pierz on Saturday.  After he was told he was being arrested, the driver reportedly struggled with the deputy and was injured with a knife.  The suspect was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The sheriff’s office did not say who owned the knife or where it came from.  (24/7 News Source)

>>Northern MN State Rep Decides Against Re-Election

(Aurora, MN)    A northern Minnesota state representative will not run for re-election this fall.  DFL Representative Dave Lislegard said yesterday that he wants to make his family a priority after six years in the state house.  The former mayor of Aurora originally represented District 6B when he was elected in 2018, and moved to District 7B in 2022.(24/7 News Source)

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