Archives for January 2018

Precinct Caucuses Feb. 6

Local and county DFL and GOP precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m. Caucus location information is provided by the major parties, and can be found through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office at; caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us. Detailed information about Beltrami County DFL party caucuses can also be found at; bemidjipioneer.com.

St. Paul Man Dies in Hawaii

An unidentified 52-year-old St. Paul man died in Hawaii last week while snorkeling. The Minnesotan was on a Friday morning boat trip off the west coast of Maui at the time of his death, which remains under investigation.

BBB Scam Tracker Report

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota reported that 1,200 scam reports were received through the bureau’s Scam Tracker, and the most reported scam was the “Can you hear me?” call. Getting people to say “yes,” could possibly authorize a charge or agree to some kind of offer.

Crash Fatality in Crosby Saturday

Minnesota State Patrol reports an unidentified 49-year-old Minneapolis woman died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday. She was a passenger in the car wreck on Highway 6 north of Crosby, at around 10:30 p.m. near the intersection with Crow Wing County Road 11 in Perry Lake Township.

Four Charged with $1K Robbery

Four people were charged with robbery in Beltrami County three days after they allegedly beat a woman and stole more than $1,000 in cash. Jordan Drouillard Sr. and Ryanne Cook of Bemidji, along with Vincent Cobenais of Red Lake and Alexis Rodriquez of Duluth, robbed the woman on the night of January 16th.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Reports

18-year-old Donavin Johnson was arrested on Sunday at 10:09pm in the area of US Highway 2 in Bemidji by Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies in reference to an outstanding juvenile warrant.

On Sunday at 12:58am Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies provided an agency assist to Hubbard County law enforcement personnel in the area of Highway 2 and Whipperwillow in Bemidji. Deputies assisted on a traffic stop where several people were arrested, including 18-year-old Alacio Turney.

36-year-old Darryl Adams was apprehended in the area of Mission Road NE in Bemidji on Saturday at 8:47pm when Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Adams was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Itasca State Park Events

Itasca State Park will host Old Time Ice Harvest, Circle Time Under the Pines, Lantern Lit Snowshoe Hike and Music Under the Pines programs in February. For more information on upcoming events, go to; walkermn.com

Brainerd Art Exhibit

The Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd presents an art exhibition called “Pulling It All Together,” By Cyrus Swann. With the combination of traditional ceramics and reclaimed materials, Swann creates something that is completely reimagined.

Crash Fatality in Big Fork

Minnesota State Patrol and Itasca County authorities report a crash fatality on Saturday at 8:49pm on 38 Highway and Rajala Mill Rd in Bigfork Township. A northbound Chevy, traveling in wet conditions rolled in a ditch and 33-year-old driver Cody Goble– who was not wearing a seat belt–was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at Big Fork Valley Hospital.

Snowmobile Race Feb. 8-10

The 2018 Winnipeg to Bemidji snowmobile race will take place February 8th-through-10th. The 43rd running of the three-day, 525-mile annual event ends in Bemidji, and features four-time winner Bryan Dyrdahl of Leonard, along with winning drivers from the US and Canada.