Your Friday News Brief: September 29

By: News Director Larissa Donovan at 8:58 a.m. ST. PAUL— Former Bemidji Middle School assistant principal Brandon Bjerknes pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of child pornography offenses in the federal courthouse of St. Paul. Investigators believed that Bjerknes used a fake social media account of a teen boy to coerce as many as 50… Continue reading Your Friday News Brief: September 29

Former BMS admin pleads guilty to child pornography charges

By: News Director Larissa Donovan at 12:43 p.m. ST. PAUL— The former assistant principal at Bemidji Middle School pleaded guilty to two  counts of child pornography in the federal courthouse of St. Paul. The plea, entered into the federal court document center Thursday morning, indicates that Bjerknes admitted to committing the offenses described in the… Continue reading Former BMS admin pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Your Thursday News Brief: September 28

By: News Director Larissa Donovan at 8:34 a.m. BEMIDJI—A construction worker was critically injured Wednesday morning at the Gene Dillon Elementary School construction site. According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s office, deputies, the Bemidji Ambulance, Bemidji Fire and Rescue and an air ambulance from North Memorial responded to the scene around 10… Continue reading Your Thursday News Brief: September 28

Man seriously injured at Gene Dillon School site

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI—A man was critically injured this morning while working at the Gene Dillon Elementary School construction site, according to superintendent of Bemidji Area Schools Dr. James Hess. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, fell about 11 feet from the road-facing side of the soon-to-be-school. Dr. Hess said that… Continue reading Man seriously injured at Gene Dillon School site

Your Wednesday News Brief: September 27

By: News Director Larissa Donovan FEATURED PHOTO: Bemidji Area Arts Endowment invests over $1200 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. Pictured L to R: Back row: Bemidji Area Arts Endowment members, Scott Merschman, Virginia Holy, Ilene Johanneson, Beverly Erickson, Jeanette Halcro, Donna Gunderson, Club resource development director, Becky Bergquist. Front Row:… Continue reading Your Wednesday News Brief: September 27

Your Tuesday News Brief: September 26

By: News Director Larissa Donovan FEATURED PHOTO: Nevis man criminally charged for drunk driving crash that killed woman in Amish buggy. Photo courtesy of the Clearwater County Jail. BAGLEY– Criminal charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Nevis man accused of driving drunk and killing a woman in an Amish buggy over the weekend. According… Continue reading Your Tuesday News Brief: September 26

Your Monday News Brief: September 25

By: News Director Larissa Donovan FEATURED PHOTO– The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s sketch of the described suspect in a recent Cass County home invasion. Photo courtesy of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. CLEARWATER COUNTY– A 23-year-old Clearbrook woman was killed Sunday after a truck crashed into the Amish buggy she was riding in. According… Continue reading Your Monday News Brief: September 25