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Train Derails Near Bena

An eastbound train carrying coal derailed this afternoon near Bena. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was fully loaded with 122 car loads and three locomotives when ten cars derailed. Some of the coal spilled out of the cars and into the nearby swampy area. Burlington...

Predatory Offender Moving To Brainerd

A level 3 predatory offender is being released from incarceration and will be moving to Brainerd on July 6th. The Brainerd Police Department is notifying the public that Jordan Michael Koloski, 39, will be moving to the 100 block of Gillis Avenue NE. According to a press release...

Woman Charged in Beheading of Hibbing Man

A Minnesota woman is accused of hiding a machete her boyfriend allegedly used to decapitate a man she said raped her. Prosecutors on Thursday charged the 22-year-old woman with being an accomplice to second-degree murder after the fact and with third-degree assault. Lakeland News...

Aitkin County Hit-and-Run Arrests Made

Two people have been arrested in connection with the June 10th hit-and-run crash that killed a 10-year old girl who was walking along a road near Garrison. The State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested Steven Lee Meier, 44, and Deborah Lynn Chandler, 45, both...

Bike/Car Collision in Brainerd

A bicyclist suffered injuries after colliding with a car in Brainerd tonight. The collision happened around 6:30 pm near the Cenex station on Oak Street, between 9th and 10th Streets. Witnesses say a male was driving the bike and was leaving the gas station when he collided with...

Judge recommends approving Certificate of Need for Sandpiper Pipeline

A victory for Enbridge’s Sandpiper Pipeline project. An Administrative Law Judge is recommending the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approve a Certificate of Need for the proposed pipeline that would cut across parts of Northern Minnesota. Judge Lipman recommended that the...

BSU Student Found Dead

A 20-year old Bemidji State University student has died after being found unconscious this morning in a wooded area on the western edge of the city. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said in a press release 20-year old Sandra Lommen showed signs of intoxication and hypothermia...

Charges filed in Bemidji shooting

A 40-year-old Bemidji man is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old girl. Chad Eric Pickering was arraigned this afternoon in Beltrami County Court. According to the statement of probable cause, Pickering is accused of shooting...

Bemidji Man Accused of Punching Eight-week-old Son; Charged With Assault

A 38-year-old Bemidji man is charged with felony assault for allegedly punching his eight-week-old son in the head. Donny Carlsen is currently being held in the Beltrami County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Assault-Great Bodily Harm. According to the statement of probable cause...

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