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Civil commitment proceedings stalled in Downer case

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — A second opinion will be sought before a Bemidji woman accused of manslaughter in the death of a 6-year-old child can be civilly committed by the court as mentally ill.

Rachel Downer, 22, was charged with second-degree manslaughter aft…continue reading on dglobe.com

MnDOT public affairs coordinator to be deployed

May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

BEMIDJI — Despite several stints in the Minnesota National Guard, TJ Melcher has never been on deployment.
That will change. As a member of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade out of St. Paul, the Bemidji man will leave next month for mobil…continue reading on dglobe.com

New ideas for Columbus Day discussed in Bemidji

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Shared Vision, Bemidji’s council on race relations, discussed controversial plans to honor American Indians on Columbus Day at its meeting Tuesday.
Several fiery letters to the editor in opposition to changing Columbus Day have …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fictional Bemidji a focal point for ‘Fargo’

April 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — Crime. Corruption. Murder. Ah jeez, it’s happening in Bemidji.

A fictional Bemidji, that is.
About half of “Fargo,” the 10-episode FX television adaptation of the 1996 Academy Award-winning film from the Coen brothers, takes pla…continue reading on dglobe.com

‘Fargo’ returns Tuesday as series: Fictional Bemidji a focal point for FX original

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Crime. Corruption. Murder. Ah jeez, it’s happening in Bemidji.
A fictional Bemidji that is.
About half of “Fargo,” the 10-episode FX television adaptation of the 1996 Academy Award-winning film from the Coen brothers, takes…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cautioning against the cold

March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — A rosy-cheeked child trudges through the snow on a winter day. With watery eyes and a sniffly nose, he reaches into his pocket to retrieve the house key mom or dad gave him and comes up empty-handed. Alone, in the cold, with nowhere to go…continue reading on dglobe.com

Think it’s freezing here? Head up north

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

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BEMIDJI — If Bemidji residents felt it in their bones that Thursday must have been a day for the record books, they’d be right.
Thursday’s 37 below made it the coldest day in Bemidji since the thermometer hit 40 below…continue reading on dglobe.com

Think it’s freezing here? Head up north

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

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BEMIDJI — If Bemidji residents felt it in their bones that Thursday must have been a day for the record books, they’d be right.
Thursday’s 37 below made it the coldest day in Bemidji since the thermometer hit 40 below…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota Vatican expert weighs in

March 13, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BEMIDJI With the announcement of Pope Francis on Wednesday, Bemidji resident John Thavis was in Rome as an on-air commentator for ABC News covering the conclave. Continue Reading

Snow, ice on meter causes minor gas leak, evacuation in Bemidji

February 28, 2013 in DL-Online

While warmer weather was welcomed by most area residents Wednesday, it also resulted in the closing of two businesses following a gas leak in downtown Bemidji. Continue Reading