Your Thursday News Brief: June 8

By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. Featured photo: Winona LaDuke, BSU Hall-of-Famer and executive director of the Native American Environmental group “Honor the Earth” speaks at a public comment meeting in Park Rapids Wednesday. Photo credit to Larissa Donovan. PARK RAPIDS– The public comment period for the environmental impact statement on Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 project… Continue reading Your Thursday News Brief: June 8

Your Wednesday News Brief: June 7

By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. Featured photo taken on top of a pipeline near Pinewood. Photo credit to Larissa Donovan, News Director. BEMIDJI– A Bemidji man has pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of a 5-year-old girl and to the murder of his adult girlfriend. Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Kinn, who was formally charged with kidnapping… Continue reading Your Wednesday News Brief: June 7

JUST IN: Accused Kidnapper Pleads Guilty to Murder

By: News Director Larissa Donovan, with contributions from News Intern Madison Liapis. BEMIDJI– Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Kinn, previously charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a five-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to those charges Tuesday and to the murder of 35-year-old Melissa Norby. The state is seeking an aggravated sentence, due to the agony Kinn has… Continue reading JUST IN: Accused Kidnapper Pleads Guilty to Murder

Your Tuesday News Brief: June 6

By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. MINNEAPOLIS– The former assistant principal of Bemidji Middle School has been released from federal custody. According to court documents, 34-year-old Brandon Bjerknes was released following a hearing Monday on a $25,000 bond. Bjerknes is facing 4 counts of having sexually explicit conversations with minors in Beltrami County, but he was… Continue reading Your Tuesday News Brief: June 6

Your Friday News Brief: June 2

By: News Director Larissa Donovan. Featured Photo: Evidence suppressed in the 19-count case of Zachary Todd Anderson, 26 of Coon Rapids. Anderson is accused of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a 5-year-old girl on August 20, 2016. Retrieved from the Crow Wing County Jail roster. WALKER– Evidence against a Coon Rapids man accused of kidnapping, raping… Continue reading Your Friday News Brief: June 2

Your Thursday News Brief: June 1

By: Larissa Donovan, News Director, with a special school board feature from News Intern Madison Liapis. BEMIDJI– Federal charges have been filed against the former Bemidji Middle School principal already facing felony charges on the state level. Thirty-four year old Brandon Bjerknes was arrested Tuesday for  two counts of producing child pornography, one count of… Continue reading Your Thursday News Brief: June 1