Archives for November 2017

MN, ND Pocahontas Reactions

The response to President Donald Trump invoking the perjorative nickname “Pocahontas” for Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday at the White House– during an event intended to honor World War II-era Navajo Code talkers– has been mixed. Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said that it was “mocking” and “inappropriate.” North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven didn’t believe it was a slur, but the National Congress of American Indians released a statement saying they will not stand silent while Native ancestors are used in a derogatory manner for political gain.

BPR Ugly Sweater Ice Party Dec. 16

The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department today announced their annual Ugly Sweater Ice Party on December 16 from 6 to 7:30pm at Neilson Reise Arena. Wear your favorite ugly sweater for a chance to win a prize. Make sure to bring your skates. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is $5.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Report

On Tuesday at 9:24pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies cited 22-year-old Alexander Johnson with a warning at a traffic stop for not using his headlights at night, as well as an equipment repair order for white tail light. The warning was issued in the area of Paul Bunyan Drive SE and Union Street SW in Bemidji.

Beltrami County deputies responded to an alarm report at approximately 7:09pm Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Deputy reports it was a residential panic alarm in the area of Irvine Avenue NW in Bemidji. A referral form was sent to Beltrami County Human Services.

On Tuesday at approximately 11:22pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault victim at Sanford Bemidji Emergency. The incident reportedly occurred in the area of Anne Street NW in Bemidji. The victim was not cooperative.

Beltrami County deputies responded to another assault report in the area of Smowmass Drive NW in Bemidji shortly before 11pm on Tuesday. Deputies responded to a physical altercation between a mother and her daughter. No additional information was released.

Keillor Fired for Improper Behavior Allegation

Just hours after news that Matt Lauer was fired by NBC’s Today Show, the creator of Minnesota’s own “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor said today he’s been fired by MPR over allegations of improper behavior.

Foster Home Suspended

The death of a 2-year-old girl in a Twin Cities foster home is under investigation. The State has suspended the license of the St. Paul residence.

St. Anthony Settlement

The city of St. Anthony has agreed to a second legal settlement over the fatal shooting of ­Philando Castile by one of its police officers. The city will pay $675,000 to Castile’s girlfriend– Diamond Reynolds, and her daughter– who were with Castile when he was shot to death during a 2016 traffic stop.

High Winds Down Light Pole

A fallen street light was untangled from a heap of branches and holiday lights it crashed into along Paul Bunyan Drive SE on Tuesday. Strong winds reportedly snapped the light pole near its base. The National Weather Service reported winds in Bemidji were up to 35 mph, with gusts up to 46 mph.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Report

On Monday evening at about 5:44pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of property damage on Theater Lane NW in Bemidji. Deputies attempted to contact the complainant, but were unsuccessful. They reportedly left a voicemail message, to which the complainant did not respond.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disorderly conduct report at around 1:10am on Monday on 18th Street SW in Bemidji. The man reportedly went to bed, having caused no damage to the residence.

Cass Homicide Witnesses Found

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, Leech Lake Tribal Police and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report that the three individuals, sought in connection with a homicide investigation; 28-year-old Anthony Larose; 41-year-old Sara Larose and 25-year-old Ileisha Guinn, all of the Cass Lake area, have been located and are cooperating with authorities.

Lake Bemidji SP Remains Open During Dec. 1-3 Hunt

From Friday through Sunday, Lake Bemidji State Park will remain open to visitors during a scheduled muzzleloader hunt to prevent deer overpopulation, but the DNR advises wearing blaze orange while the hunt is in progress.