Defendants Plead Guilty In Red Lake Heroin Conspiracy That Resulted In Two Deaths

Two defendants have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin on the Red Lake Reservation that resulted in the shooting deaths of two individuals. According to United States Attorney Erica H. Macdonald, Bryan “Boon” Boardman, 25, of Minneapolis and Franklin “Frankie”...

Crosslake Bicyclist Airlifted To Hospital After Being Struck By Truck

A Crosslake woman was airlifted to the hospital after being struck by a truck while riding a bicycle in Crosslake on Friday, April 19. The Crosslake Police Department reports that at around 1:05 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 66 and Edgewater Lane, a bicycle ridden by...

Possible Choices For Ice Arena Presented To Bemidji City Council

It was a conversation that was put on ice over a year ago when the Bemidji City Council was faced with the question about whether or not to renovate or replace its Neilson Reise hockey arena. The long-awaited ice study was presented to council members and an audience made up of...

Warm Weather Brings Huge Crowd To 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt In Bemidji

More than 1,000 kids and their parents attended the 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Bemidji High School. There were over 5,000 eggs stuffed with candy for the kids to grab. Kids were called out by age groups and there was a total of three rounds before all the eggs...

Brainerd Fire Department Responds To Several Brush Fires Over Easter Weekend

The snow is pretty much gone across Minnesota, but that means wildfire season is here, and the Brainerd Fire Department was busy over Easter Weekend. The Brainerd Fire Department responded to seven brush fires between Friday and Saturday, but luckily most of them were small....

Solar Arrays Installed At Pequot Lakes And Pine River-Backus School Districts

As of this month, 25% of the energy used by the Pequot Lakes School District is now solar powered. This is the second solar array that has been installed this year at area schools thanks to a partnership between the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, Sourcewell, and the Region 5...

In Business: North Central Door Company Produces Quality Garage Doors

“There’s two things that we hang our hat on at North Central Door. We may not always be the lowest priced option, but we’re gonna be high quality and also we stand by behind our product. Our customer service team is bar none top notch,” says Justin Holley, the HR Manager for...

DNR Conservation Officer Dies In Line Of Duty

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer has died in the line of duty following an incident that happened on Friday, April 19, on Cross Lake in Pine City. CO Eugene Wynn, who patrolled the Pine City station, and a deputy with the Pine County Sheriff’s...

Bemidji School Board Members & Staff Discuss Funding Issues With Local Legislators

The Bemidji School District is facing a $1.3 million shortfall. Officials have already begun the process of making budget cuts, but both school board members and staff are also addressing the problem by taking their issues to the people who help make the laws. Board members and...

Baxter Family “Eggs Houses” To Raise Money For International Adoption

For some people, adoption is the only choice they have if they want a child. For others, it’s a decision they make to try and better a child’s life. Either way, adoption is an expensive adventure. One family in Baxter is trying to raise money this Easter to help bring a child...

Kids Bring Famous Americans To Life In Wax Museum At St. Philip’s School

A recent class assignment brought historical figures, athletes, and icons from the past and present to life. Fifth graders at St. Philip’s School dressed up as famous Americans for the annual living wax museum. They stood still as parents and other students walked around the...