BEMIDJI

Level III Sex Offender Moving to Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. – A level three sex offender is moving to Bemidji. 28–year–old Tadashi Andersen will live in the 100 block of Rako Street Southeast. He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct after having sexual contact with a 14–year–old girl he first met online. Andersen also had sexual interactions with a five and eight–year–old boy and has a history of…

Beltrami County Jail Inmate’s Death Under Investigation

Hardel Sherrell collapsed and became unresponsive on Sunday

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A 27-year-old man from Apple Valley, Minnesota died Sunday while in custody at the Beltrami County Jail. According to the sheriff’s office, Hardel Sherrell collapsed and became unresponsive while in the presence of a corrections officer and a medical technician. They attempted CPR and using an AED on Sherrell which were unsuccessful and he died at the…

Body Recovered from Lake Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Authorities have found the body of a female in Lake Bemidji Wednesday afternoon. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says someone reported an object in the water near the Bemidji Tourist Information Center around 12:20. Deputies, Bemidji Police Officers and Firefighters and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources responded recovering the body. The body has been sent to…

Woman Killed After Crashing ATV

42-year-old Rosalee Miles of Shevlin was on an ATV that left the road

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A woman is dead after an ATV crash in Beltrami County. Authorities say 42-year-old Rosalee Miles of Shevlin was on an ATV that left the road, crashed into a barbed wire fence and overturned. Miles was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. The crash happened Monday morning about nine miles northwest of Bemidji….

EF 1 Tornado Knocks Down Trees And Power Lines In Bemidji

Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected

BEMIDJI, Minn. –National Weather Service confirms that it was a tornado that did damage in Bemidji. The Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected during the severe weather event. The E-F-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour hit the city around 6:30 this morning. Several trees and power lines were knocked…

Father and Son Die After Their Kayak Overturns in Hubbard County

HART LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A four-year-old boy and his father, both of Northwood, Iowa, are dead after kayaking on a lake about 20 miles Southeast of Bemidji. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 1:30 Saturday about an overturned kayak on Hart Lake and the two people inside didn’t resurface. Authorities say first responders found the boy…

Man Hurt After Hitting Horse On U.S. Highway 2

The early Morning Crash Happened Near Wilton, Minnesota

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A Guthrie, Minnesota man was hurt after running into a horse on U.S. Highway 2 in Wilton. Beltrami County Sheriff’s office says 46-year-old Jeremy Rauch hit the horse owned by 82-year-old Gary Bryngelson of Wilton around 3:30 this morning. The horse was killed. Rauch was taken to Sanford in Bemidji with non-life threatening injuries. Categories: Local…

Boys Hockey: Leonard Charts 50th Career win as Spuds Shutout Bemidji

Jack Stetz records his 100th point as a Spud in the win.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The eighth-ranked Moorhead Spuds score six goals in the second period to pick up their eighth straight win as they defeated Bemidji 9-0 on Tuesday night. Senior goaltender Lance Leonard recorded his 50th career win with the shutout. Carter Randklev scored a hat trick and Jack Stetz charted his 99th, 100th and 101st points as a Moorhead…

Illinois Man Arrested After Found with Missing Teen from Bemidji

He was found with the girl in Minneapolis and brought back to Beltrami County

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A man from Illinois is being held in Beltrami County after picking up a 13 year old Bemidji girl and taking her to Minneapolis. Authorities say 21-year-old Chris Morales met the teen on social media. She was reported missing on Tuesday when she disappeared from her home and wasn’t at school. A neighbor of the teen…

Woman Who Had Been Drinking Crashes ATV Into Squad Car

Woman and Officers Were Taken To The Hospital

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Minnesota State Patrol says two Bemidji officers were hurt when an all-terrain vehicle crashed into their squad car during a chase. Authorities say the officers were trying to help with the pursuit of the ATV started by another officer when the ATV collided with their squad car early this morning. The two officers and the ATV driver…