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September 16, 2016
Bemidji's Paul Bunyan gets a new paint job
Dan Plante, owner of Dan's Decorating, applies a new coat of red paint to the Paul Bunyan statue Wednesday afternoon. Plante powerwashed the...
September 16, 2016 - 10:43am
August 10, 2016
Starry stonewort infestation confirmed in second Minnesota lake
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's second known infestation of starry stonewort, an invasive form of macro algae, has been confirmed by the Minnesota...
August 10, 2016 - 1:09pm
August 1, 2016
Minnesota company helps in discovery of WWII airplane in Italy
BEMIDJI—Eric Trueblood, co-owner of AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji, has returned from "Finding Loren" in Italy. On July 23, Trueblood was among...
August 1, 2016 - 2:33pm
June 30, 2016
Body of victim in Minnesota house fire found tied up under mattress
BEMIDJI — The person found dead at the scene of a trailer home fire in Bemidji — where police say a 5-year-old girl was also kidnapped —...
June 30, 2016 - 3:51pm
June 27, 2016
Minnesotan formally charged with kidnapping of 5-year-old girl
BEMIDJI - A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl was formally charged and appeared in court Monday. Jacob William Kinn, 32, was...
June 27, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 24, 2016
Missing Minnesota girl found alive; man charged with kidnapping
BEMIDJI - A 32-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of a 5-year-old Bemidji girl, who was found...
June 24, 2016 - 1:39pm
June 23, 2016
Missing 5-year-old from fatal Minnesota fire found alive, suspect in custody
UPDATE: BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A missing 5-year-old girl who was missing after a fatal mobile home fire in Bemidji has been found alive, officials...
June 23, 2016 - 12:13pm
One dead, one missing after house fire
BEMIDJI — One adult is dead and a 5-year-old child is still reported as missing after a fire destroyed a mobile home in the Hillcrest Manor...
June 23, 2016 - 5:30am
June 18, 2016
Lightning blamed for fires at barn, town hall near Bemidji within minutes
BEMIDJI -- Lightning strikes were thought to be the cause of fires Friday morning during a thunderstorm that destroyed a town hall and a barn...
June 18, 2016 - 5:30am
June 15, 2016
Minnesotan charged with murder admits guilt, but says he never intended for victim to die
BEMIDJI -- In opening statements Tuesday, attorneys for a Bemidji man charged with felony murder admitted his guilt while maintaining he never intended for the alleged victim to die. Brian Keith Jourdain, 26, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder -- one with and one without...
June 15, 2016 - 5:30am
June 9, 2016
Bemidji foster dad may have been on drugs in death of 2-year-old girl
BEMIDJI — Court documents show that a 2-year-old foster child found dead Sunday in a Bemidji home had several areas of bruising and superficial lacerations around her head and body and a red or pink fluid draining from her nose. Police suspect the Bemidji man charged with second-degree...
June 9, 2016 - 10:31pm
Bemidji foster parent charged with manslaughter in death of 2-year-old who drowned in bin in shower
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji foster parent has been charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of 2-year-old girl who apparently drowned in a laundry tote in a shower. Nathan Daniel Jackson Sr., 38, was arrested Sunday after the Bemidji Police Department...
June 9, 2016 - 5:30am
June 7, 2016
Minnesotan arrested in connection with death of 2-year-old girl
A Bemidji man is in custody after police discovered the body of a 2-year-old girl Sunday. Nathan Daniel Jackson, 38, was arrested after police...
June 7, 2016 - 4:28pm
April 19, 2016
Minnesotan pleads guilty in murder of woman that gained statewide attention
Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison. The Bemidji man was facing...
April 19, 2016 - 10:33am
April 18, 2016
Cimmarusti pleads guilty in Downwind murder
BEMIDJI — Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison. The Bemidji...
April 18, 2016 - 9:44pm