Albrecht wins mayoral term; Thompson, Beard and Rivera to serve on council

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– Rita Albrecht will remain mayor of Bemidji for another term. She won the mayoral race with 2,910 votes, over Joe Vene’s 2,049 votes. For the Council Member At Large position, Jim Thompson received 2,217 votes over Don Heinonen’s 2,182 votes. In Ward 2, Michael Beard received 393 votes over Jaime… Continue reading Albrecht wins mayoral term; Thompson, Beard and Rivera to serve on council

Beltrami District 1: Gaasvig and Grosfield discuss the issues

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will see a new face this coming year. As Keith Winger, current commissioner for Beltrami County District 1, vacates his seat, his replacement will either be Craig Gaasvig or Natalie Grosfield, newcomers to the county political scene. The two met for a forum… Continue reading Beltrami District 1: Gaasvig and Grosfield discuss the issues

State Race: Candidates stick to party lines in House District 2A and 5A forum

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI—Incumbent Republican candidates met with their DFL opponents Thursday, Nov. 1, for the Citizens for an Informed Electorate forum held in City Hall, in their race for seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives. For District 2A—which encompasses Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, and most of Beltrami and Hubbard counties—incumbent… Continue reading State Race: Candidates stick to party lines in House District 2A and 5A forum

Bemidji City Council candidates square off in forum

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI– Six local candidates running for political offices in Bemidji’s City Council met for a forum Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Bemidji City Hall. Don Heinonen and Dr. James Thompson are both running for the councilor at large seat that Dave Larson is vacating. Larson opted to not run for re-election.… Continue reading Bemidji City Council candidates square off in forum

Students escape injury after school bus crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan HELGA TOWNSHIP–  Nineteen students escaped serious injury after a school bus crash south of Bemidji this morning. According to a release from the school district, the crash was at 7:05 a.m., at the Hubbard County Road 9 and 229 Avenue intersection. The state patrol says 28-year-old Kristine Bommersbach of Bemidji was… Continue reading Students escape injury after school bus crash

UPDATE: Tamarack death alcohol-related

By: News Director Larissa Donovan The Bemidji Police Department announced today that they believe the Sunday, Sept. 30, death of a 19-year-old man on the Bemidji State University campus was alcohol-related. According to a release from Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella, Isaac Morris, of Cokato, fell from the 7th floor of Tamarack Hall around 12:30… Continue reading UPDATE: Tamarack death alcohol-related