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On 07/26/2015 at around 0630am the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a 76 year old male in Liberty Township requesting assistance with what sounded initially presenting  to be a medical.  Deputies arrived and found the male to be in a state exhaustion with reports from his girlfriend that he had not slept in days due to complications from Lyme's disease.  Arrangements were made for the girlfriend to leave and allow the male to sleep.At around 1040am the 76 year old male contacted 911 and was speaking gibberish and not making sense.  In addition he was now talking about harming himself with a firearm.  To complicate matters his girlfriend had returned to the residence and she now was a hostage not being allowed to leave as she had made several documented attempts.Read the rest of "HOSTAGE SITUATION IN PUPOSKY" ...


On July 26th at about 6:15 AM Beltrami County 911 Dispatch was notified by an alert Pioneer News Delivery Driver of a one vehicle rollover located in the 4500 block of Birchmont Drive NE in Northern 
Deputies responded to the scene and met with the caller and located the vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi 
Eclipse GTS, silver in color- which was overturned and covered by a pine tree and shrubbery.  The vehicle was occupied by an adult male, 20 years of age.  Bemidji Fire and Bemidji Ambulance personnel advised the lone occupant was found deceased upon their arrival.Read the rest of "FATAL CRASH ON BIRCHMONT DRIVE" ...


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Committed to country and communityHerald ReviewThe fellas of VFW Post 1720, in Grand Rapids, are an unassuming bunch who shy from attention. However, t ...

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Student newsHerald ReviewReceiving degrees from the University of Minnesota Crookston spring 2015 were Sarah Lanners of Nashwauk, Bachelor of Science d ...

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