Archives for September 2017

Friends of Itasca SP Annual Meeting

Join the Friends of Itasca State Park during the peak of fall colors for an assortment of activities on Saturday. The park’s annual meeting is at 10:30 a.m. at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center classroom. After lunch, join in on a hike and then learn about the Status of Bee Health in a presentation by Dr. Marla Spivak.

Prpoerty Damage Complaint

Complainant David Allen Beaulieu of 749 Shroeder Road NW in Bemidji requested assistance at 1:47pm Wednesday from deputy Josh Cook with reported property damage.

Bemidji Hit-and-Run Arrests

At about 4:46pm on Wednesday, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies assisted the Minnesota State Patrol in the report of a hit and run at Highway 2 and Cardinal Road NW in Bemidji, reported by Richard Dean Howard of Scribner Road. 38-year-old Timothy Wayne Wells and 44-year-old Tony Lee Jacobson were arrested.

Cass Board to Replace County Attorney

Cass County Attorney– now Judge Chris Strandlie– recently appointed to the Ninth District Court bench in Brainerd, submitted his formal resignation to the county board on Sept. 19th, and they’ve established a committee to fill the position by appointment until the Nov. 2018 elections. They’ll meet by mid-October.

Attempted Car Theft at Menard’s

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted officer Bidal Duran of the Bemidji Police in searching for a suspect after an attempted vehicle theft at Menard’s in the 2600 block of Paul Bunyan Drive in Bemidji. Deputies Brian Birt, Kyle Nohre and Alison Critchfield responded.

Bemidji Educator Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Former Bemidji Middle School administrator Brandon Mark Bjerknes pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual conduct and production of child pornography. He posed as a teenager on social media.

MDR e-Services Shut Down Oct. 4

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s e-Services system and other online services will be unavailable on Wednesday, October 4 from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. This includes the telephone file and pay system. Regular deadlines for filing and paying your taxes still apply.

Solway Man Arrested for Assault

55-year-old Jay Dean Anderson was arrested Tuesday for domestic assault by Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies Alison Critchfield, Brian Birt, Joshua Arhart and Kyle Nohre at 13382 Trengove Rd. NW in Solway

School Construction Accident

A construction worker was taken by a North AirCare helicopter from the Gene Dillon Elementary School construction site to a Fargo Medical facility on Wednesday morning after an apparent accident. Few details were immediately available. Krauss Anderson Construction and OSHA are investigating.

Franken Hosts MN Opioid Experts in DC

Folks from CHI St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls were in Washington Wednesday with Sen. Al Franken, who called for the bipartisan Capitol Hill briefing so these Minnesotans could share their efforts with Congress in dealing with the opioid crisis. Catholic Heath Initiatives is a non-profit health system.