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February 5, 2018
A truck went through a business building on Bemidji Avenue and 11th Street Northwest on Monday evening, Feb. 5, in Bemidji, Minn. Police said more information would be released on the accident on Tuesday morning. (Jillian Gandsey | Forum News Service)
Truck drives into building in Bemidji, Minn.
February 5, 2018 - 9:51pm
January 31, 2018
Minnesota DMV computers so messed up it will cost $43 million more to make them work right
January 31, 2018 - 8:20pm
January 23, 2018
Carolyn Lange / TribuneTwo days after the official lighting ceremony and fireworks show that was part of the Spicer Winterfest, the 20-foot-tall ice castle was demolished because of safety concerns. Although the castle is gone, Winterfest activities continue through mid-February, including the Polar Plunge Saturday and pond hockey tournament on Green Lake.
Castle on the rocks: Spicer Ice Castle demolished early because of public safety concerns
January 23, 2018 - 10:24pm
January 19, 2018
Dave Olson / Forum News Service file

A dispatcher's screen shows a test message using the text-to-911 option. 911 texts originating in Kandiyohi County will be routed through the law enforcement dispatch center in Mille Lacs County over the next several months until new equipment is installed and dispatchers are trained locally.
Kandiyohi County ready for text-to-911 service
January 19, 2018 - 6:04am
January 16, 2018
Girl's body found on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota
January 16, 2018 - 6:24pm
November 9, 2017
Fire officials were not only concerned about this duplex but the danger it could pose to neighboring closeby neighboring structures. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Hammer may fall on hoarder, neighbor: Duluth condemns duplex over fire concerns
November 9, 2017 - 8:23pm
October 31, 2017

James Kroona, Willmar Ambulance Service emergency medical technician, was honored this weekend by Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths for his contributions to traffic safety.
Toward Zero Deaths honors Willmar Ambulance EMT
October 31, 2017 - 6:17am
October 22, 2017
Suicides make up bulk of gun deaths in ND, MN
October 22, 2017 - 7:23am
October 5, 2017
Sheriff Phil Hodapp (left) and another law enforcement official look closely at a vehicle parked in a driveway on Ironwood Lane Northwest on Thursday afternoon. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Three arrested after shooting at Bemidji gas station
October 5, 2017 - 7:56pm
September 27, 2017
Worker airlifted from Bemidji school construction site accident
September 27, 2017 - 7:13pm
September 26, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Deb Mickle, supervisor of the Kandiyohi County License Bureau, posted a sign Tuesday afternoon letting customers know the state's licensing and registration system was not working. On Monday, Mickle testified at a legislative hearing in Willmar about problems with the troubled system.
More problems reported Tuesday at license bureaus
September 26, 2017 - 8:56pm
August 27, 2017
From left, Nhia Vang, 16, a junior at Harding High School, Amber Yang, 17, a senior at Roseville High School, and Linda Xiong, 16, a junior at Central High School, self-proclaimed "Alley Advocates," pick up trash along the Little Mekong Business District in St. Paul on Friday, Aug. 25. They are employed by the Asian Economic Development Association, which pays them to pick up litter twice a week while learning about community leadership. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Alley Advocates: From trash collection to public safety, these St. Paul teens mean business
August 27, 2017 - 10:10pm
August 21, 2017
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources workers expect a Barred Owl, similar to this, is what attacked the girl.  File photo
Owl attack prompts Minnesota state park trail closure
August 21, 2017 - 5:57pm
August 15, 2017
Police investigate former Bemidji State plant manager's buying of personal items on university credit card
August 15, 2017 - 9:03pm
July 31, 2017
Keanu Joseph Major
Escaped inmate after jailhouse fight in Bemidji may have received help, search area expanding
July 31, 2017 - 9:44pm