A group in Bemidji has lanched a fundraising drive to raise more than $1 million to restore the city’s historic Carnegie Library. The group proposes an addition to the 102-year-old library, which features fireplaces and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Evacuation at U of M's Coffman Union after bomb threat
Police are asking people to avoid the area.
Frost advisories in Minnesota on the first day of fall
Welcome to fall.
With 48 charged, aftershocks of Feeding Our Future fraud case continue
The Minnesota Department of Education is seeking to recoup taxpayer money lost in a "sham lawsuit" related to the alleged fraud.
Charges: Ineligible man had guns, over 15,000 rounds of ammo
A search of the man's vehicle and house turned up multiple firearms.
Reporter/anchor leaving Rochester for new role at WCCO
Beret Leone is saying goodbye to KTTC-TV.
Authorities investigating false active shooter reports at Minnesota schools
This is a developing story.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane gets 3 years for involvement in killing of George Floyd
Lane took a plea agreement earlier in the state case.
Minnesota's smallest bat species under review for endangered status
Tricolored bats are declining rapidly.
Here are the largest hail reports to NWS Twin Cities Tuesday night
River Falls got hit by some massive hail Tuesday night.
Police: Man jumped on train, attacked engineer with knife near St. Cloud
The rock train had just left St. Cloud when the suspect jumped aboard.
Minnesotans honored with Carnegie medals for life-saving efforts
Two Minnesotans are being honored with Carnegie medals for saving men from drowning last year in two separate incidents. Last December, a Sauk Centre high school student rescued an ATV rider who went through the ice. The other awardee managed to tow a man to shore in the rushing current of the Mississippi River in May.
Bemidji teen wins award for Lego movie
Spencer Olson won the Audience Choice Award for his film "Bunnies" at this year's Fathom Film Festival in Bemidji. The film features Lego rabbits fighting and shooting machine guns at each other. Videos on Olson's Youtube channel (Olsonstudios) have been viewed nearly 3 million times.
Preservationists aim to save Peavey Plaza
The city's planning department says Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis is unsafe, inaccessible and too expensive to maintain, and officials want to replace it with a newly designed park they say will better suit the city's needs. But historic preservationists see the plaza as a significant work of modernist architecture and they're fighting to save it.
2 Bemidji men arrested in cross-burning case
Two Bemidji men, ages 19 and 20, were arrested Wednesday in connection with an 8-foot burning cross reported in a yard north of the city last month. The incident is being investigated as a "bias crime." The woman who reported it is white and her two adult children have a father who is black.
Men charged after cross-burning incident in Bemidji
Two Bemidji men were arraigned Friday in Beltrami County District Court after an alleged cross-burning May 25 at a home in Northern Township. A defense attorney said the alleged incident an offensive "juvenile prank," but the prosecutor called it a "crime of hatred and intolerance."
Made in Bemidji: Special edition Santorum sweater vests
The Bemidji Woolen Mills just shipped the first batch to South Carolina and will begin production on a thousand more this week. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum wore a blue sweater vest throughout much of his Iowa caucus campaign. After officially being declared the winner of Iowa last week, Santorum and his campaign staff are now calling the sweater vests a good luck charm. The Pioneer reports the former Pennsylvania Senator wanted to find an American manufacturer to produce special edition sweater vests and a member of his staff recommended the Bemidji Wollen Mills.
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