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From left) Sheriff Phil Hodapp, Carol and Ron Johnson thank those in attendance Wednesday evening during a special Celebrate Volunteers event at the Law Enforcement Center. The event hosted the Johnsons and those who saved Ron’s life on Aug. 2 during the Dragon Boat Races on Lake Bemidji.
BY Pippi Mayfield DL NEWSPAPERS Talk about playing nicely in the sandbox together. Members of the Becker County and Hubbard County boards of commissioners met Thursday in a joint work session to talk about the possibility of shared services in a few different departments. Both entities came away agreeable to working together. The main topic of discussion for sharing is inmates.
Two people were hurt after a driver apparently fell asleep and ran off the road in Becker County Tuesday night. The Minnesota State Patrol says James Casto, who's 19 and from Hibbing, MN, was driving west on Highway 34 near Park Rapids. Casto fell asleep and his car ran off the road and rolled. The crash happened about 11:30 Tuesday night. Casto and his passenger Hilary Schultz, who's 25 and from Detroit Lakes, MN, were both hurt. Troopers say their injuries are not life-threatening.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven and three other senators on Tuesday introduced an act they say would streamline energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL by eliminating the presidential permit requirement when crossing the Canadian or Mexican border, according to a release from Hoeven’s office.
Guy Fieri visited the Northland in July to tape another series of segments for his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The first of the new segments is set to debut this week. Shorty’s Pizza and Smoked Meat in Superior is set to be featured in an episode debuting at 9 p.m. Friday. Pak’s Green Corner in Duluth is scheduled to be included in an episode debuting at 9 p.m. Sept.
By Al Edenlof / Alexandria Echo Press An Osakis couple faces felony charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and other drugs at their home where their 9-year-old daughter also lives. The couple, Carla Colleen Wardell, 49, and Jay Brian Wardell, 52, are separated but live in the same residence at 500 East Main Street. According to the criminal complaint, Osakis Police Chief Chad Gulbranson and a county probation agent went to the Wardells’ home on S
Martina McBride, one of the biggest names in country music, will perform at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on Dec. 14. McBride is a four-time Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association and has 14 Grammy nominations, along with 20 Top 10 hits, including six No. 1 singles.
Bemidji may be home to an indoor medical cannabis farm as soon as summer if a potential application is approved by the state. A group from Bemidji plans to apply...
There were no serious injuries in an accident that happened between a pickup and an Amish buggy in Becker County late last week. The accident happened Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune Minnesota drivers will face a 1-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report released Monday by the nation’s largest auto insurance company.