Tagged homicide


Clearbrook man sentenced for 2019 murder

A Clearbrook man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a woman. Tristan Kilde, 25, served over 20 months in local custody, so he will receive credit for time served. Kilde entered a guilty plea to second degree murder in late February, after initially pleading not guilty in early…


Red Lake man indicted for murder

A Red Lake man was indicted for murder in the federal courts. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 36-year-old Ralph Edward Cloud, Jr., is accused of killing someone on the Red Lake Reservation last September. The Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force is conducting the investigation. No information was…


Two arrested after fatal Christmas Day shooting

Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel says two were arrested after a shooting on the northeast side of Lake Bemidji on Christmas Day. According to a release, 36-year-old Janelle Johnson made the emergency call just after midnight on Dec. 26, and informed dispatch that she and her husband, 36-year-old Austin Johnson, went to their brother-in-law’s home…


One found dead on Lavinia Road

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident just after midnight on Dec. 26. According to an email from Emergency Management Director Chris Muller, the Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call on the 5,000 block of Lavinia Rd. NE. Muller says officers found a dead person, and that it appears to be a…


Cass Lake man arraigned on murder charge

A Cass Lake man made his first court appearance in connection with last week’s homicide in rural Cass Lake. According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, 21-year-old Montana Cutbank was arraigned for second degree intentional murder. The victim, who has still not been identified, was found dead outside a home with a…


Complaint details homicide in rural Bagley

A Bagley man is facing two murder charges and stands accused of fatally stabbing his neighbor. According to information from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to subdue 27-year-old Christopher Colgrove with a taser just before 53-year-old Dawn Swenson of Bagley was stabbed. Swenson was given immediate first aid after the stabbing and…

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