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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received preliminary test results indicating the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild white-tailed deer in the Bemidji area. The adult male was harvested opening weekend of the firearms season about 10 miles south of Bemidji in deer permit area 184.
All three GOP candidates prevailed over DFL challengers. Incumbent House Rep. Steve Green won the District 2 Senate seat, and incumbents Matt Grossell and Matt Bliss will return to the House of Representatives.
Five newcomers won positions on the Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Anna Manecke, Dave Wall and Jenny Frenzel earned four-year positions on the board, and Justin Hoover and Julie Laitala won two-year positions.
A Solway woman has been injured after hitting a deer at a high speed on Sunday in Hubbard County. After responding to the scene, law enforcement found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her vehicle.
The Bemidji Veterans Home, which is currently under construction, is 45% complete and is on track to open in mid-2023.
The Beltrami County Attorney's Office has entered into a contract with the Eckberg and Lammers law firm to review the 2018 death of Beltrami County Jail inmate Hardel Sherrell.
A Bemidji man has been arrested and a Bemidji woman has been hospitalized after a vehicle rolled and pinned her underneath it on Aug. 27 in Helga Township in Bemidji.
The Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association will host its 11th annual United Kennel Club licensed all-breed dog show from Friday, Sept. 9, to Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds, 7223 Fairgrounds Rd. NW.
A Bena woman has been arrested in connection with a fire that left one dead on Tuesday evening near Cass Lake.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Bowen Lake, near Backus in Cass County and in Turtle River Lake, near the city of Turtle River in Beltrami County.