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; 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; or stop by City Hall. If you have questions, call 218-333-1857.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Reports

On Monday at 8:13pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault in an undisclosed area of Bemidji. Deputies intervened in a domestic dispute between a juvenile male and his grandmother. The juvenile was arrested and his identity was not released.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Monday at approximately 5:30pm in the area of 15th Street and Norton Avenue NW in Bemidji, where 29-year-old Paul Kramer was arrested and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

On Monday at 10:27am, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies provided an agency assist to Minnesota State Patrol in the area of Highway 2 in Wilton. Authorities responded to a single vehicle rollover crash near Spirit Lake Road and Highway 2 NE, where an unidentified single occupant fatality was discovered. Minnesota State Patrol is investigating.

45-year-old Gary Keezer was arrested on Sunday at 10:49PM in the area of U.S. Highway 2 in Bemidji, in reference to an outstanding warrant. No additional details were released by the Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday at approximately 6:40pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in the roadway in the area of Division Street W and Stone Lake Road SW in Bemidji, where 18-year-old William Engelhardt was arrested on an outstanding juvenile warrant.

Committee Considers BSU Renovation

Minnesota State Sen. Justin Eichorn of Grand Rapids, and members of the Capital Investment Committee will meet at Bemidji State University this morning to examine the proposed Academic Learning Center and campus renovation project.

30 Accidents, One Fatality Monday

51-year-old Claudia Leiby of Solway died in one of 30 traffic accidents in the Bemidji area on Monday, according to Bemidji Police and the Minnesota State Patrol. Six of the accidents reported Monday resulted in rollovers. Drivers are reminded to make way for snow plows and emergency vehicles.