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3 Elderly People Die In 2 Crashes

Three elderly people have died in two separate traffic crashes in Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says an 89-year-old man and 87-year-old woman died in a head-on crash on Highway 71 near Bemidji Tuesday afternoon. The patrol says the couple’s southbound car was struck by a northbound vehicle. No information was available on the driver of the northbound vehicle.

06/11/2014

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Black Bear Spotted Near Paul Bunyan, Babe Statues

Bemidji saw black and blue on Friday morning, but the wild incident ended with a peaceful nap. Police were called to the Paul Bunyan Park near the area of 12th Street Northeast and Lake Blvd. at about 6 a.m. A number of people reported seeing a black bear in the area.

06/06/2014

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Police Investigating Child’s Death In Bemidji

Authorities in northern Minnesota are investigating after a child died Thursday morning in Bemidji. Police, Bemidji Ambulance and the Bemidji Fire Department responded to a medical call at about 9:57 a.m. Wednesday on the 2700 block of Birchmont Drive NE.

06/05/2014

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Teen Allegedly Starts Forest Fire Because Mosquitoes Were Bugging Him

A Cass County teen has been charged with felony wildlife arson after intentionally setting a blaze Wednesday that damaged over 70 acres and endangered several homes. Anthony James Wittner, 17, told investigators he started a forest fire because mosquitoes were bothering him, according to the Cass County Attorney’s Office.

05/30/2014

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Man, 41, Killed After His Jacket Got Caught In Automatic Door

A northern Minnesota man died Tuesday morning, officials say, after his jacket got caught in a large door at his work.

04/01/2014

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Suspect In Custody Following 10-Mile Chase, Shooting

A suspect is in custody in Hubbard County after a 10-mile pursuit ended in a two police officers firing their guns. Ty Justin Andree, 23, of Bemidji was taken into custody Friday night after fleeing Becker County deputies who attempted to stop him when they identified Andree’s car as one suspected in the theft from a Detroit Lakes liquor store.

03/22/2014

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French Teacher Convicted Abroad Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Minn. Boys

A 32-year-old French national was convicted in a French court for sexually assaulting two Minnesota boys during a field trip at a language immersion camp in Bemidji, Minn. in 2010.

03/21/2014

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Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Bemidji Girl’s Death

Rachel Downer was charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the Feb. 27 incident, where 6-year-old Mercedes Mayfield was left out in the bitter cold outside a Bemidji apartment and later found dead.

03/17/2014

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Attorney Weighs In On Arrest In Death Of Bemidji Girl

Charges are expected Monday against a 22-year-old woman in Bemidji, who was arrested in connection with the death of her 6-year-old cousin. Rachel Downer is facing charges of manslaughter and felony neglect of a child in the death of Mercedes Mayfield. Downer was watching her cousin last month when the little girl was found frozen to death at the entrance of her apartment. The temperature at the time was minus 27.

03/15/2014

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Cousin Arrested In Exposure Death Of Bemidji 6-Year-Old

Police in Bemidji have arrested the cousin of the 6-year-old girl who died after being exposed to subzero cold late last month. Officers arrested 22-year-old Rachel Downer in connection to the exposure death of Mercedes Mayfield on Feb. 27, the Bemidji Police Department says.

03/14/2014

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Sheriff: Money Stolen From Church Fundraiser In Bemidji

Authorities in northern Minnesota are looking for suspects in a burglary last month after an empty money bag was turned into a Bemidji bank. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office said the burglary happened at a residence in northern Hubbard County, likely between Feb. 9-13.

03/13/2014

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Restaurant Owners Make Stand Against Proposed Minimum Wage Increase

Restaurant and resort owners were at the Capitol Monday, lobbying against the proposed increase in the minimum wage. They say most servers already make well over the minimum wage when you factor in tips. Some said the increase would force them to lay off employees and raise prices, and they are trying to get lawmakers to carve out exceptions to the current proposed increase.

03/10/2014

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Researcher’s Neighbors Deny Problems With Bears

Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren’t dangerous and don’t cause problems.

03/04/2014

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Autopsy: Girl Found Outside In Bemidji Died Of Hypothermia

The 6-year-old girl found outside in Bemidji early Thursday morning died of hypothermia, officials say.

02/28/2014

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Police: Girl, 6, Found Dead In Extreme Cold In Bemidji

Authorities said a 6-year-old girl died Thursday morning after being exposed to frigid elements in Bemidji. Police in Bemidji were called at about 6:23 a.m. to a weather-related medical call on the 900 block of Carter Circle NE.

02/28/2014

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