Beltrami County

ambulance

Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

ice fishing

Butt-dialing anglers to blame for increase in 911 calls in northern MN

The sheriff's office says anglers are accidentally hitting the emergency sos buttons on their phones, which calls 911.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

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Man arrested after firing multiple shots at deputies, who didn't shoot back

Despite being shot at multiple times, deputies used less lethal force.

prison, jail

FBI to investigate 2018 death of Beltrami County Jail inmate

Hardel Sherrell's mother has continued to push for her son's death to be reviewed.

Devin Belcourt

3rd suspect charged for 'chilling' murder in Bemidji-area incident

The violent crimes included murder, arson, robbery and a shootout.

Travis Gunning, Rebecca Lockman

Charges detail deadly 'deal gone bad' near Bemidji

The May 3 incident involved robbery, homicide and arson.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19, officer who made arrest quarantined

There has also been a big jump in the number of cases at MCF-Willow River.

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Kid sends apology note after prank calls to Minnesota sheriff's office

The prankster was visiting his grandparents when they made the call.

Bemidji City Hall

Minnesota counties discuss refugee resettlement, with different results

Beltrami voted against accepting refugees in the county, a first in Minnesota.

Many people fishing on MN lake rescued from floating sheets of ice

At least 11 people were saved, but there are reports of many more.

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Missing elderly woman spent night stuck in a wooded ravine

The 81-year-old, who suffers from a dementia-related illness, wandered off.

torture charges

Charges: Men used sword, knife, waterboarding to torture captives

Police found a victim running with his hands tied behind his back.

State Patrol: Fatal crash involving alcohol in Beltrami County

A Minnesotan man died in the crash and a Arizona driver was injured.

2nd person dies days after wrong-way crash near Bemidji

The crash happened Monday, May 27, around 11:10 p.m.

1 dead, 2 injured in head-on crash caused by wrong-way driver

The crash happened late Monday night in Beltrami County.

Matt Grossell

MN lawmaker arrested for trespassing after incidents at hotel bar, hospital

Police were originally called to a report of an intoxicated man in a hotel bar.

Authorities urge caution on ice ahead of Hockey Day Minnesota

The ice thickness of Lake Bemidji isn't exactly ideal this season.

Sheriff: Stay off the ice, 'go buy some fishsticks from the frozen section'

A warning to anglers who think the ice is safe right now.