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."
St. Paul to close road in anticipation of Mississippi River flooding
River levels are expected to rise through the week.
Former Mormon church leader convicted of sexually assaulting boy, 13
It emerged that the church leader was a registered sex offender.
Lost 1-year-old reunited with parents in Brooklyn Park
The girl was found by a concerned citizen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire
Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.
Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park
The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.
Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River
The individual's name has not yet been released.
Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall
Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
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.
Man pleads guilty in cross burning in Beltrami Co.
Sentencing has been set for Oct. 10 for Derek Barnes, who remains in Beltrami County Jail and faces up to five years in prison, the Bemidji Pioneer reports. Police say he and an accomplice, also charged, put an 8-foot cross in a yard and lit it. A woman who lived in the home at the time, who is white, has two adult children whose father is black.
3rd suspect charged for 'chilling' murder in Bemidji-area incident
The violent crimes included murder, arson, robbery and a shootout.
Storm knocks out power, phone service to Bemidji, Grand Rapids
A line of severe thunderstorms brought winds of more than 70 mph through northern Minnesota Monday night. The storms downed trees and power lines in areas including Bemidji and Grand Rapids, knocking out phone and electrical service and stranding campers at Itasca State Park.
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