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 By Mary Balstad    News    January 13, 2023

Tribal Police Ask for Help in Locating Missing Mille Lacs Band Man

The Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department is requesting the public's help in finding a missing man. According to the press release, 47-year-old Dylan James Sam was last seen on November 29, 2022. He was last seen in the Mille Lacs Band Reservation area. Sam is described as 5'7″ and weighs approximately 150 pounds. The last...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    January 12, 2023

Bagley School Bus Accident Results in Injuries to Driver and Student

Two people were injured after a Bagley school bus collided with an SUV just west of Bagley this morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, on Wednesday, January 11 at approximately 10:03 a.m., a Honda HR-V driven by 54-year-old Eric Norgaard of Bemidji was headed westbound on Highway 2 when it collided with a Bagley School District bus. The bus was driving...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    December 21, 2022

Steps Toward Progress: Tribal Flags Installed at Bemidji City Hall

Tribal flags are now on display at Bemidji's City Hall. After years of on-and-off discussions and months of preparations, the flags of the Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation, and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe have finally been installed. The decision by the city council is one step toward the progress of recognizing tribal members...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    December 7, 2022

Bemidji Police Investigate Armed Bank Robbery

The Bemidji Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery at Wells Fargo Bank. According to the press release, on December 6 at approximately 12:24 p.m., law enforcement received a report of an armed robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Bemidji. The suspect reportedly left the scene on foot and headed southbound. The...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    December 1, 2022

Traffic Stop Near Backus Leads to Drug Bust

A traffic stop in Cass County led to a drug bust last Saturday. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, on November 26 at approximately 6:49 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in Pine River Township. With the assistance of a K9 during the search, 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine were found in the vehicle. The driver and suspect, Terry Foster, 60, of Backus,...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    November 17, 2022

Beltrami County Board Votes to Build a New Jail Facility

After months of looking over several possible options and feedback from the public, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners finally came to a decision on what to do with the deteriorating county jail at their Nov. 15 meeting. The future of the facility will be to build a new jail. In an unanimous vote, Commissioner Craig Gaas...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    November 9, 2022

Cass Lake Woman Dies in Head-On Vehicle Collision West of Pine River

A Cass Lake woman died yesterday in a head-on vehicle collision with a semi-truck. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, on November 7, 71-year-old Cecelia Smith was traveling northbound on Highway 64 in Ansel Township around 9:49 a.m. A semi-truck driven by Nasim Sharapov, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska was heading southbound in the same location. The vehicle crashed head on. Both...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    October 19, 2022

Man Stabbed in Isolated Incident East of Mahnomen

A man from the Riverland housing area east of Mahnomen was stabbed this morning in what is believed to be an isolated incident. According to a press release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified adult male was admitted to the Mahnomen Health Center at 2:50 a.m. with a stab wound to the back on Tuesday, October 18th. A deputy with the White Earth Police...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    October 12, 2022

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Receives $20 Million Grant for Broadband Services

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa received federal grant funding for broadband services that will be implemented in over 3,000 homes and businesses in the community. According to the press release, the grant award, which totals $20 million, was announced on October 11th. It is being administered by National Telecommunications and Information Administrations (NTIA) Tribal...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    September 8, 2022

Cass Lake Man Charged With Rape at Ridgeway Apartments

A Cass Lake man is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct through force/coercion after an alleged assault at a Ridgeway Apartment building in Bemidji. Thomas Alfred Robinson, 37, is charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct through force/coercion and 5th degree criminal sexual conduct with nonconsensual contact. Both...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    July 22, 2022

Darrell Seki Sr. Wins Re-Election for Red Lake Chairman

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians released the unofficial run-off election results for chairman and 4 representative positions. Darrell Seki Sr. was the incumbent for Red Lake chairman and won against Floyd "Buck" Jourdain, who served as the Red Lake chairman from 2004 to 2014. Seki won with 51.36% of the votes. The...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    July 8, 2022

Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Trafficking Drugs on Mille Lacs Reservation

A 47-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 160 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Mille Lacs Reservation. Xavier Jerome Buckhanan will serve time in prison followed by five years of supervised release due to his attempts to traffic methamphetamine and other drugs from Las Vegas to the Mille Lacs area. He pleaded guilty to one count of...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    July 5, 2022

Bemidji Police Arrest Suspect in Connection to Cameron Park Abduction Attempt

Bemidji Police Detectives have identified and arrested a suspect in connection to an attempted abduction that occurred in Cameron Park on June 26. According to Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella, the suspect has been identified as Michael Wayne Petersen, 21, of Bemidji. Upon identifying Petersen, Bemidji Police arrested him. Petersen is currently in custody. According to...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    June 28, 2022

Search for Suspect in Attempted Abduction at Bemidji's Cameron Park

Bemidji police officials are searching for a man suspected in an attempted abduction at a Bemidji park Sunday evening. According to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, two juvenile females were walking on the paved entrance to Cameron Park at 6:25 last night when they encountered a lone male. The suspect approached the two girls and asked them to look at a snake in the woods....

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    June 9, 2022

Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay Applications Open

Applications for frontline worker pay in Minnesota opened today. This pay allows eligible people to earn back what they put forward during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Frontline Worker Pay includes $500 million in hero checks to qualifying frontline workers. Those eligible for the pay can include those in the healthcare field, child care, education, customer...

 
 By Mary Balstad    News    April 22, 2022

Cass County Sheriff's Office Identifies Leader in Local Drug Trafficking

A report from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch has detailed a statewide, large-scale ongoing investigation into the sales and use of controlled substances. Numerous traffic stops and search warrants have been conducted to target the sale and use of drugs such as methamphetamine. Four first-degree, one second-degree, one third-degree, and eight fifth-degree drug arrests have been...

 

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