2013 Combat Tax Credit to Expire

The Minnesota Department of Revenue reports over 1,500 military service members still eligible to claim the 2013 military tax credit, The credit expires October 16th, and is worth $120 per month, or partial month served in a combat zone.

Bemidji Twp. Domestic Arrest

On Thursday at 11:16pm 34-year-old Matthew Gordon Williams was arrested for Domestic Violence in Bemidji Township at 1321 Little Norway Avenue SE by Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy Brandon Newhouse, with additional support.

Pine River Twp. Crash Fatality

At 3:37 AM today, Cass County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle crash on 24 th Avenue SW in Pine River Township. They found a Ford pickup had rolled over with two unidentified 18-year-old Pine River men inside. One was pronounced dead on scene, and the other was transported by helicopter to a Twin Cities hospital with serious injuries.

Waterfowl Season Saturday

Minnesota waterfowl season opens tomorrow, Saturday September 23rd. Daily bag limits remain at six ducks per day and species limits are the same as last fall.

Itasca County Domestic Disturbance

On Thursday about 9:27am, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 22000 block of Ohio Road in Balsam Township. Deputies said one of the parties fled the scene, possibly due to their being a subject of an active arrest warrant, and is still being sought.

Cass County Home Invasion

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports the investigation continues into a Backus home invasion. A male matching the suspect’s description was seen in a wooded area in northern Pine River Township. It was searched for several hours with no results. Residents are asked to report anything suspicious in their neighborhoods, and call 218-547- 14-24.

MNA Endorse Murphy for Governor

On Thursday, the Minnesota Nurses Association announced their endorsement of fellow nurse and St. Paul State Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL candidate for Governor of Minnesota. The MNA Board followed the recommendation of the nurse members’ screening committee.

Deputies, BPD Investigate Suspicious Activity

Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies provided an agency assist to the Bemidji Police Department on Wednesday at around 6:53pm. Officers Donnell Dane and Matthew Thorsheim requested an extra patrol to investigate suspicious activity in the 5000 block of Birchmont Drive NE in Bemidji. Deputies Brandon Newhouse and Martin Gack responded.

Council to Fund Sanford Center

Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens told City Councilors this week that Venuworks has often operated the Sanford Center with cash levels below the amount required by Article 6.2 of the management contract. The council unanimously authorized a payment of $256,000 to the Sanford Center operating account.

Council to Reauthorize Auditor Contract

At this week’s City Council Meeting, Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens stated that the audit contract with Miller McDonald expired with the completion of their 2016 audit. The City issued requests for proposals for audit services several times in the past, and Eischens’ staff recommended the city re-authorize the audit contract with Miller McDonald.