Archives for September 2018

6th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener Set To Kick Off November First

To honor and promote Minnesota’s deer hunting tradition, join the 16th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener celebration in Hinckley from Nov. 1- 4. This year’s event kicks off with the Welcome to Deer Camp Celebration on Thursday, November 1 at Grand Casino, where attendees will have the chance to take part in informational seminars and live demonstrations, browse deer hunting-related vendor displays, participate in raffles and auctions, hear live music, mingle with other deer hunting enthusiasts and professionals and celebrate camp camaraderie while enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvre stations.

LUMBERJACK CRAFT FAIR COMING NOVEMBER 17TH

Bemidji Middle School is hosting the 4th annual Lumberjack Craft Fair Saturday, November
17th. If you would like to participate in this year’s craft show, please call Andra Vaughn at 333-
3215, ext 52021 or check us out on Facebook, Lumberjack Craft Fair; vendor space is still
available.

DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST ON “POT” LUCK

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department has reported a major drug seizure that appears to have been the result just plain luck. They got a call from someone reporting the discovery of three large plastic totes along a rural road. Inside, deputies found 112 plastic-wrapped packages of marijuana that each weighed around a pound. Altogether, the pot weighed 138 pounds and had an estimated “street value” of $345,000.

Bemidji Halloween Going To The Dogs

Celebrate Halloween this year with the City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department. Bring your pup all dressed up to the Nymore Dog Park for some Halloween fun on Thursday, October 25th from 5 to 6pm. There will be a costume contest, prizes and a treat bag. New this year… a Photo Booth, Paw-ade, and fun doggy games. The cost is only $5 per dog. For more information or to register, visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us or call 218-333-1859.

CORRECTIONS OFFICER DIES AFTER ALTERCATION

A corrections officer at the maximum-security Oak Park Heights state prison died Monday after helping break up an inmate’s assault on another officer. Officials say after the altercation 37-year-old Joseph Parise went back to his post where he suffered a medical emergency and later died at Regions Hospital. Two other employees were injured. The Oak Park Heights prison remained under lockdown Monday as an investigation continues.

NEW FIRE TRUCKS PRESSED INTO SERVICE

The Red Lake Band has raised the required funding, and now has purchased two new fire trucks. The new trucks were delivered to the Red Lake District Fire Hall last Wednesday, and now serve the areas of Ponemah and Red Lake. According to a statement released by the fire district, the new emergency vehicles were badly needed. They join four new ambulances that were purchased earlier this year, two for Red Lake and two for Ponemah, with a combination of a USDA Loan and Grant.

MINNESOTA FOLLOWS US LEAD IN JOBS GROWTH UNDER TRUMP

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.9 percent in August, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The last time Minnesota’s unemployment rate was below 3 percent was December 1999. The U.S. unemployment rate last month was also historically low, coming in at just 3.9 percent. Over the past year, Minnesota has added 50,904 jobs, a 1.7 percent growth rate. U.S. jobs are up 1.8 percent in the past year.

PREDATORY SEX OFFENDER MOVES IN BEMIDJI – TADASHI ANDERSEN NOW LIVES ON RAKO STREET

We have learned that a level 3 predatory sex offender has changed his address in Bemidji. Bemidji Police say as of Wednesday, 28 year old Tadashi Andersen now resides in the 100 block of Rako St.
Andersen was released from custody in June 2017, after having been convicted of and serving time for one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 15 years of age in 2011. Andersen also viewed child pornography when he was a minor and had sexual contact with a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old. He is not wanted by police, as he has served his sentence, but officials are keeping a close eye on him.

EARLY MORNING FIRE FRIDAY IN BIMIDJI

Bemidji firefighters responded to a residential house fire early this morning on the 4000 block of 15th Street NW. The first calls about the fire began to come in just after 3am. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames already coming from the structure, and they were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire which was concentrated mainly in a bedroom. Eleven firefighters used 1engine and two tenders. No injuries were reported. The fire department was on scene approximately 1 1/2 hours.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Bemidji Fire Department, but so far, they say they believe it was accidental in nature. The fire department was assisted at the scene by the Beltrami County Sheriff.

REGISTER NOW FOR BOO DASH 5K

The City of Bemidji is gearing up for the Boo Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk. You are invited to join in for the fun. Costumes are strongly encouraged. It’s set for October 27th, with registration beginning at 9am. The race starts at 10 at City Park Montebello Ski Trail. Pre-register for $15… Registration the day of the race is $20. For more information visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us or call 218-333-1859