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Flames Engulf Bible School Dining Hall Near Bemidji

More than 30 firefighters from multiple fire departments used about 15,000 gallons of water battling flames Wednesday afternoon at a Bible school dining hall in central Minnesota, officials say. Chief David Hoefer of the Bemidji Fire Department said the fire on the Oak Hills Bible College campus caused no injuries and started just before 3:30 p.m. Staff at the school reported smoke coming from the dining hall, located on Oak Hills Road Southwest.

09/25/2013

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Police: Man Standing In Bemidji Road Killed By Car

A 54-year-old man died over the weekend in Bemidji after being hit by a car while standing on a road’s center dividing line in the early morning hours, police say.

09/23/2013

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Minnesota Cricket Enthusiasts Gather In Mpls. For State Tourney

It’s a sport that pales in popularity to football, at least in the United States. We’re talking about cricket. But every year on Labor Day weekend, the MICC-Cavaliers Cricket Club has its big annual tournament at Bryn Mawr Meadows in Minneapolis.

09/01/2013

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Heat, Drought Conditions Raise Minn. Wildfire Risk

With high temperatures and drought conditions in parts of the state, fire officials are warning about the risk of wildfires and urging people to be careful in dry areas. Tom Fasteland is a coordinator with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids. He says part of the state is still covered with green vegetation, which reduces the risk of fire, but the landscape can change quickly in a heat wave. He says people should be careful in recreational parts of the state. He says areas around Bemidji, Detroit Lakes and Cass Lake are dry, and in parts of northern and central Minnesota the fire-danger rating is “high” or “very high.”

08/24/2013

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Bemidji School District Named In 3 Sex Abuse Suits

The Bemidji School District is being sued over alleged sexual abuse of three elementary students by a former teacher.

08/22/2013

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Bemidji Police: No Charges In Facebook Drug Post

The Bemidji police chief says no charges will be issued after someone posted a Facebook ad for marijuana. Someone had offered, “WEED FOR SALE!!!” last week on a page called “Bemidji Area Online Sale.”

08/12/2013

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Man Arrested In Beltrami County Fatal Hit-And-Run

Authorities have arrested a 58-year-old Bemidji man in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a 25-year-old man last week. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said Martin Erwin Ubert turned himself into police last Friday and was arrested on Tuesday night.

08/07/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Roadside Attraction

WCCO viewers spoke up and selected their favorite Minnesota roadside attraction. Not unlike Texas, everything seems bigger in Minnesota. From Baudette to Blue Earth, Rothsay to Red Lake, in Minnesota even our balls of twine are larger than life.

08/01/2013

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Man Found Dead Believed To Be Hit-And-Run Victim

Beltrami County sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. The body of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Strong of Bemidji was discovered on a road near Bemidji about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators say skid marks and vehicle parts were found on the road.

07/31/2013

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Grand Rapids Woman Dies In Northern Minn. ATV Accident

A 36-year-old Grand Rapids woman died Monday in an ATV accident in northern Minnesota, authorities say.

07/23/2013

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Grand Rapids Woman Dies In ATV Crash

A 36-year-old Grand Rapids woman was killed Monday morning in an ATV accident in Beltrami County. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s office, the accident occurred just before 10 a.m. on the Scenic Highway Northeast (Co Rd 39) just north of Birchmont Beach Road Northeast in Moose Lake Township, which is 22 miles east of Bemidji. A witness saw the victim, who has not yet been identified, pinned under an ATV after the accident.

07/22/2013

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Bemidji Exhibit Educates On Invasive Species

A new science center exhibit in Bemidji is aiming to educate people about the threats posed by aquatic invasive species. The Headwaters Science Center’s new exhibit highlights the invasive plans, fish and invertebrates that threaten Minnesota waterways.

07/08/2013

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Minn.’s Klobuchar To Give WWII Vet Service Medal

A veteran of World War II living in Bemidji is receiving high honors from France for actions almost 70 years ago. Private 1st Class John O’Boyle stood ready to be presented with the Knight of the Legion Honor Medal during a ceremony on Wednesday.

07/03/2013

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Mass 2-Day Dental Clinic Set For Bemidji

For a couple days at least, Minnesota’s largest dentist office will be in Bemidji. About 1,200 professionals and volunteers hope to see and serve 2,000 patients at a two-day temporary dental clinic starting Friday.

06/14/2013

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Minn. Charities Group To Tout Electronic Games

The Minnesota group that represents charitable gambling operators is holding meetings around the state to promote the struggling electronic bar games that are supposed to help pay for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

06/10/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Art On The Lake

If you hear the phrase, “Sculptures on Lake Bemidji,” you might first think of this classic. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Paul Bunyan and his faithful companion, Babe the Blue Ox, have graced the shores of Lake Bemidji since 1937.

06/04/2013

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Authorities ID Body As Missing Bemidji Man

A body found Thursday near Bemidji’s Lake Irving belonged, authorities say, to a man who’d been missing since October. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed Friday that authorities found the body of 31-year-old Matthew Pulis about 100 yards off shore near Lake Irving’s northwest corner during an aerial search.

05/17/2013

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Bemidji Police: Body Of Man Missing Since October Found

Bemidji police and the state patrol said they have recovered the body of a man on Thursday who had been missing since October 2012. Authorities said the body was found via an aerial search of the waters of Lake Irving just outside the city.

05/16/2013

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2 Men Plead Guilty To Robbing Northern Minn. Bank

A 20-year-old Bemidji man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping another man – who was dressed in a white containment suit, a “Halloween” movie mask and Air Jordan shoes – rob a bank with a shotgun last December.

05/16/2013

Longtime Owner Sells Grocery Store To Employees

It’s a situation that would make any employee nervous; the boss is selling the company. Four hundred workers of a Bemidji-based grocery store chain wondered their fate when the longtime owner decided to retire.

04/01/2013

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Nebraska-Omaha Tips Bemidji St. 2-1

Dominic Zombo scored the game-winner early in the second period and Nebraska-Omaha held on to beat Bemidji State 2-1 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game on Saturday.

01/27/2013

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Bemidji State Beats Denver 5-1

David Boehm and Brance Orban had a goal and two assists each to lead Bemidji State to a 5-1 win over Denver Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

12/15/2012

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Fire Dept.: Bemidji Business Sustains $410K In Fire Damage

More than 30 firefighters battled flames for hours Thursday at a Bemidji multi-business building that sustained an estimated $410,000 in damage, the Bemidji Fire Department said.

11/22/2012

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Prep Blog: Previewing Football’s State Semifinals

It’s hard to believe that we’re just less than two weeks away from the 2012 prep football season being over. By next Saturday, state champions will be crowned in seven classes across the state.

11/15/2012

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Authorities ID Woman Who Died In Fire Near Bemidji

Authorities have released the name of a 74-year-old woman who died in a house fire east of Bemidji on Friday.

11/05/2012

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