Minnesota leaders views differ on gun violence solutions. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson supports an age-21 purchasing requirement for assault weapons. Sen. Amy Klobuchar favors ownership restrictions for domestic abusers, and Sen. Tina Smith would ban “high-capacity magazines” and reinstate a ban on “military-style” weapons.
Archives for February 2018
As the search for a Red Lake woman missing since January 24th continues, she may have been spotted in Bemidji, White Earth and Naytahwaush within the past week. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety said that police received reports of three possible sightings of 27-year-old Amy Dow.
Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault report in the area of Supreme Court NW in Bemidji on Thursday at 5:45pm, where a man was arrested for domestic assault. 23-year-old Antone Cloud was taken into custody and transported to county jail.
During a traffic stop on Thursday at 2:08am in the area of Grange Road and Werner Road NW in Bemidji, Beltrami County Sherrif’s deputies arrested 41-year-old Derek Komezos for DWI, controlled substance possession and an out of county warrant.
On Thursday at 5:30pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possibly suicidal person in Alps Court NW in Bemidji. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a woman whose identity was not released. She confirmed a verbal domestic disturbance with a man who left to cool off. Deputies spoke to both parties when the couple reunited.
During a traffic stop on Thursday at 7:34am, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies issued a citation to Anthony Coutlee for speeding in the area of Hillcrest Drive and Gull Lake Loop Rd NW in Bemidji.
The National Weather Service reports two winter storms will impact the Northland through this weekend. This morning, a fast moving low pressure system moves across the Northland. The storm is expected to bring snowfall of 4 to 7 inches. Another storm is expected to move northward on Saturday night.
Sheriff Phil Hodapp asked the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners to approve a mutual aid agreement with northern Minnesota agencies in the event of pipeline protests in Bemidji, similar to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota.
DFL Representative Erin Maye Quade of Apple Valley and GOP Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake announced the formation of the bipartisan Child Hunger Caucus to end childhood hunger in Minnesota. Ten percent of Minnesotans struggle to provide food for their families, resulting in food insecurity. Persons experiencing food insecurity do not have sufficient access to affordable, nutritious food.
On Wednesday at 8:22pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies located the subject of a criminal arrest warrant in the area of Division Street West in Bemidji. 32-year-old Richard Simmons was taken into custody. No additional details were released.
During a traffic stop on Highway 2 and Adams Avenue NW in Eckles, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies issued citations to the unidentified driver of a vehicle without lights, without proof of insurance and without registration.
During a traffic stop on Wednesday at 9:18am, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies issued citations to 49-year-old Troy Torgerson and 34-year-old Daniel Dopp in the area of Highway 2 and Adams Avenue NW in Bemidji. Details about the citations were not released by the Sheriff’s Office.
At the February monthly meeting of the Red Lake Tribal Council, the dates were set for the 2018 tribal election. All three officers and one representative from each of four districts will be elected or reelected to four-year terms. Two representatives from each community on the reservation make up the eleven member Tribal Council.
On Wednesday at 10:03pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies provided an agency assist to the Bemidji Police Department in the arrest of 41-year-old Lucas Hagen in the area of Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji. Hagen was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.
During a traffic stop on Wednesday at 8:48pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies issued a citation to 45-year-old Jennifer Mostad for passing in a no passing zone on Highway 71 NW in Blackduck.
On Wednesday at 5:51am, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in a private field in the area of Sunset Meadows Road SW in Bemidji. The driver, 20-year-old Tarron Baker, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and an unidentified juvenile passenger was arrested for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies provided an agency assist to the Minnesota State Patrol in the area of Irvine Avenue NW in Bemidji at 4:50pm., in the issuance of a citation to an unidentified driver. No additional information was released.
On Wednesday at 12:17am, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault report in the area of Little Norway Avenue SE in Bemidji, where 32-year-old Richard Wittner was arrested and taken into custody for domestic assault.
TrekNorth Junior and Senior High School went into a “soft” lockdown Wednesday morning after a potential threat, later determined to be not credible. A student there was suspended in early February after telling a friend he was going to shoot up the school.