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Semi Driver Pulls Rig In Path of Slow-Moving BNSF Train

The BNSF train was only going between 5 and 10 miles per hour

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time in about a week, a vehicle drives into the path of a slow-moving train in Grand Forks. This time it was a semi driven by 31-year-old Travis Bitker of Bemidji. Police say Bitker was driving through the yard of the State Mill at the time of the crash. The BNSF train was…

MN High School Football Section Finals Roundup

Barnesville, Underwood, Moorhead, Rocori took home wins on Friday

FARGO, N.D. — Section Championship games continued in Minnesota High School football: Section 8AA: Barnesville 65, Pelican Rapids 14 Section 6A: Breckenridge 18, Underwood 44 Section 8AAAA: Detroit Lakes 6, Rocori 14 Section 8AAAAA: Moorhead 17, Bemidji 14 Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: BARNESVILLE, BEMIDJI, breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, High School Football, KVRR Sports Extra, moorhead,…

Ponemah Man Admits To Killing His Wife After Night of Drinking

She was found barely breathing on a snowy road near Highway 1 and Old Ponemah Road in Redby

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Ponemah, Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife in U.S. District Court in Bemidji. 39-year-old Jeremiah Kingbird admitted to violently attacking his wife while driving home after a night of drinking last January. She was found barely breathing the next morning on a snowy road near Highway 1 and Old Ponemah Road in Redby….

Crookston Police Ask Public For Help In Locating Missing Woman

45-year-old Ellen Simmons of Crookston was reported missing on Saturday

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Police in Crookston are asking the public for help in locating a missing woman. 45-year-old Ellen Simmons of Crookston was reported missing on Saturday. She was last seen on Thursday at the Law Enforcement Center in Bagley. Simmons had said she was attempting to get a ride to Bemidji. She left home without her phone and medications….

Line 3 Protesters Rally at Enbridge’s Bemidji Office

Protesters say that six members of their group chained themselves to a gate early Monday.

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) _ Dozens of people rallied outside the Bemidji office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Protesters say that six members of their group chained themselves to a gate early Monday. Enbridge’s Bemidji office closed for the day. Enbridge spokeswoman Juli Kellner says that over the weekend, a vehicle drove through…

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Rice Lake, Man In Custody

23-year-old Tristan Kilde of Clearbrook is in jail for second-degree murder

CLEARWATER CO. MN — A 37-year-old woman is dead and a man in custody after a stabbing in Clearwater County, Minnesota. 23-year-old Tristan Kilde of Clearbrook is in jail for second-degree murder. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties and officers from the White Earth Police Department responded around 10 o’clock Wednesday night to Rice Lake, west of Bemidji. They found…

Moorhead, East Grand Forks Advance in Sub-State 14 Legion Tournament

The Blues defeated Perham 7-1, East Grand Forks took down Bemidji 2-1 in Extra Innings

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The championship matchup is set in the Sub-State 14 American Legion Baseball Tournament. The Moorhead Blues will square up against East Grand Forks after both teams picked up wins on Thursday. Moorhead opened the day’s play against Perham. The Blues exploded in the first inning, scoring five runs to start things off and jump out to…

Bemidji, East Grand Forks Secure Wins in Sub-State 14 Legion Tournament

Bemidji defeated Fergus Falls 6-3, East Grand Forks shutout Detroit Lakes 3-0

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Action began in the Sub-State 14 American Legion Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at Washington Park in Detroit Lakes. Bemidji got the better of Fergus Falls with a 6-3 win to advance in the winner’s bracket. East Grand Forks finished the day with a shutout over the host team, as they took down Detroit Lakes 3-0. Bemidji…

Ponemah Man Charged With Assaulting And Killing His Wife

court records: Jeremiah Kingbird stopped at a house and told a woman that he found his wife on Old Ponemah Road

PONEMAH, MN — A Ponemah, Minnesota man is indicted on first and second degree murder charges. Court documents reveal that on January 6, 38-year-old Jeremiah Kingbird stopped at a house and told a woman that he found his wife on Old Ponemah Road and that she had been there all night. The woman had severe physical injuries and died at a…

Police: Two Bodies Found in Fire Pit Earlier This Month, Bemidji Man Expected to Be Charged

ECKLES TOWNSHIP, MN – A Bemidji man could soon be charged for allegedly causing the death of two men after their bodies were found in a fire pit in Beltrami County earlier this month. Darren Stebe of Bemidji was arrested on February 5th for probation violations. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says he’s expected to be arraigned on charges relating…