Archives for January 2018

Four Arrested on Red Lake Reservation

Four people were arrested and more than $18,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns, were seized after a weekend raid at residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. They’re in custody at the Red Lake Detention Facility. Read more at; bemidjipioneer.com.

National Park Board Exodus

Nine of twelve members of the board advising the National Park Service quit Monday, saying Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke refused to convene a single meeting last year. The resignations underscore the extent to which federal advisory boards have been marginalized under the Trump administration.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Reports

On Tuesday at 8:55pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault and robbery on Big North Road NW in Bemidji, where 24-year-old Jordan Drouillard, 22-year-old Amber May, 23-year-old Alexis Rodriguez, 30-year-old Vincent Cobenais and 20-year-old Ryan Cook were arrested.

43-year-old Roger Buck was arrested by Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday at approximately 8:30pm in the area of Mission Road SE in Cass Lake during a traffic stop for a drug-related DWI and drug possession.

During a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon at 12:56pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a vehicle in the ditch in the area of Cardinal Road NW and Feelinrite Lane NW in Bemidji. Deputies observed and maintained public safety while the vehicle was pulled out of the ditch by another private vehicle.

Twin Cities Airports Ready for Big Game

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and general aviation airports in the Twin Cities are ready for Super Bowl 52 and the vast number of travelers the game will bring. The Metropolitan Airport Commission and Delta Air Lines are working with the NFL to welcome the teams beginning Sunday, Jan. 28.

Anti-Human Trafficking Panel at BHS

An anti-human trafficking community panel was held at Bemidji High School Tuesday. Support Within Reach Safe Harbor’s regional navigator Allison Burkman, the Bemidji Police and others discussed how people become victims of human trafficking.

Hoehn Trial Moved to May 15

The murder trial of William Henry Hoehn in the slaying of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, abducting her newborn baby, and leaving her body in the Red River, has been postponed until May 15th. Judge Tom Olson said Tuesday that information needs to be obtained and questionnaires sent to prospective jurors.

Blackduck Chamber Meets Today

The Blackduck Chamber of Commerce holds their first meeting of 2018 at The Pond today, January 17th, at noon. Contact Secretary Lori Mistic, branch manager of Wells Fargo Bank by email at; lori.k.mistic@wellsfargo.com for more information.

Grand Forks Man Pleads to Shooting

Jody Bergland Jr. of Grand Forks pleaded guilty to the Columbia Road gas station shooting of Glen Hanson on July 31st, and was sentenced Tuesday in District Court to five years in prison for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony.

Juvenile Remains Discovered in Cass Lake

On Friday, January 12 at 8:09 AM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a body, found in in the City of Cass Lake. Officers located the remains of a deceased juvenile female. An autopsy was scheduled and the Leech Lake Tribal Police are involved with investigation.

Frozen Ox 5K Coming Feb. 10

Bemidji’s Frozen Ox 5K is coming on February 10th at 10am at Paul Bunyan Park in collaboration with the Blue Ox Marathon. Register by January 26 to be guaranteed Frozen Ox swag by visiting; ci.bemidji.mn.us or stop by City Hall. If you have questions, call 218-333-1857.