Snowmobiler Dies in Serpent Lake

An as-yet-unidentified 34-year-old Minnesota man died Monday after his snowmobile fell through the ice on Serpent Lake in Crosby. Authorities report they received a call at about 5:30 a.m., after a Crosby police officer walked outside the station and heard someone screaming for help. Read more at; bemidjipioneer.com.

First Dance 10th Nutcracker Dec. 16-17

The holiday tradition continues as Bemidji’s First City Dance Studio will host its 10th anniversary production of “The Nutcracker.”
Performances are scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th, at the Chief Theater. With a 15-minute intermission, the classical ballet production runs about an hour and a half.

Wynonna in Fargo Wednesday

Country singer Wynonna Judd brings her new band, “The Big Noise” to Scheels Arena in Fargo this Wednesday, December 13, for her Christmas show tour. Get more information online at; sheelsarena.com.

Anoka Deputy v. Deer

Graphic dashboard-cam footage released by the Anoka County, Minnesota Sheriff shows the moment a deer was struck by a vehicle, and the animal was launched onto the windshield of a passing deputy. Read more at; bemidjipioneer.com.

NTC Career Session

Northwest Technical College will host a listening session to explore the possibility of a career in commercial refrigeration on campus Tuesday at 11am.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Report

On Sunday at approximately 5pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies arrest 51-year-old Derek Kingbird in Cass Lake, based on a report of sexual assault. The complainant was not identified, and no additional details were made available.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disorderly conduct report on Sunday afternoon at about 1:15pm. The complainant requested that law enforcement remove one unidentified individual from a residence in the area of Coyote Drive NW in Bemidji.

At around 11:36 on Sunday morning, Beltrami County deputies provided traffic control and assisted in removing a vehicle from a ditch in the area of Division Street West and Archery Road NW in Bemidji.

DNR Thin Ice Warning

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice and use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water. Two anglers lost their lives after breaking through thin ice on their ATV, and several emergency ice rescues have taken place over the last few weeks.

Blackduck Good Samaritan Named

Restorative nurse’s aide Monica Scheldrup has received the Good Samaritan Society-Blackduck/Employee of the Year Award this month at a statewide senior care convention in Minneapolis.

Dollar General is Coming

A change in retail is coming North, and it’s black and yellow. Dollar General, the giant Tennessee-based discounter, opened its first store in North Dakota last February. The move sent fear through the business community of the small farming town of Hankinson, and similar concerns are being felt elsewhere. Read more at; bemidjipioneer.com

LAB Light the World Dec. 14

The LAB Theater, North Loop Live has announced Light the World, a holiday themed collaboration of musical styles ranging from Tchaikovsky to The Beatles and Beyoncé along with dance, aerial arts and more from December 14 to 23. For more information go to; thelabtheater.org/light-the-world.