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Bemidji State University Death

5 charged with providing alcohol to teen in fatal fall
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — The Beltrami County prosecutors say they've charged five people in connection with the death of a teen who fell to his death from the seventh floor of a Bemidji State University dormitory.
The county attorney's office says five men have been charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. Nineteen-year-old Isaac Jon Morris, of Cokato, died of head trauma in a fall at Tamarack Hall Sept. 30. Morris was not a student. Authorities said Morris had been drinking alcohol at a large party before heading to the dorm.
Prosecutors say the men pooled funds to buy kegs of beer for the party, then sold cups to those attending.


Summer Funtime Winner!

09/04/2018, 2:15pm CDT
By Cody Booker

A winner was selected Saturday Aug 25th in the KK Radio Network Boat, motor and trailer giveaway...congrats Mary Patron of New York Mills. Thanks to all the listeners and qualifiers for coming to the giveaway. A big thank you to our sponsors from Vaughn Auto and Marine of New York Mills, Smokey Hills Out Door Store of Park Rapids, KLN Family Brands, Nimrod Bar and Grill and ACME Tools of Bemidji. It was a great day! Thanks to Coborns for the food, Citizens National Bank and Northwoods Bank for supplies.

Great Northern Fire

06/19/2018, 4:15pm CDT
By Cody Booker

The Park Rapids Fire Department responded to a fire at the Great Northern Cafe Tuesday morning after staff arrived to work in the early morning and found the building filled with smoke. The fire department received the call at about 5am. Upon arrival the fire department found a lot of smoke in the building with very little flame. According to Park Rapids Fire Chief Terry Long, the fire appeared to almost choke it's self out. Most of the damage is to one wall and there is smoke and water damage. The Fire Marshall was on the scene and preliminary findings are that it was an electrical fire. The fire is still under investigation,. Lance Pritchett the owner of the business hopes to get in and get things cleaned up as soon as possible so they can re-open. We'll let you know as soon as a re-opening date has bee determined.

Body of Missing Boater Recovered from Hay Lake

06/14/2018, 10:45am CDT
By Nicole Zimmerman


WALKER, Minn. (AP) - The body of a missing boater has been recovered from a Cass County lake. Sheriff's officials say he was thrown from a boat along with another man on Hay Lake near Backus Tuesday afternoon. The other man was rescued and was treated for minor injuries. The other man's body was recovered late Wednesday afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Lakes Area Dive Team helped with the search. The men have not been identified.

9-Year-Old boy Dies in ATV Crash in Northern Minnesota

06/05/2018, 9:30am CDT
By Nicole Zimmerman

WALKER, Minn. (AP) - Authorities in northern Minnesota say a 9-year-old boy was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash over the weekend. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the crash happened on private property in rural Boy River around 5 p.m. Sunday. Deputies and first responders arrived to find the 9-year-old had been operating an ATV with a 15-year-old male passenger when they lost control in a waterhole and the ATV flipped on top of them. Crews removed the ATV from the 9-year-old but efforts to revive him failed. The passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

Father, Young Son Drown while Kayaking in Northern Minnesota

05/21/2018, 1:00pm CDT
By Nicole Zimmerman


BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a father and his 4-year-old son drowned in a kayaking accident on a northern Minnesota lake. Hubbard County sheriff's officials say deputies were dispatched to Hart Lake near Bemidji about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of an overturned kayak and two people that failed to surface. First responders found the boy in the water and administered CPR. He was flown to the University of Minnesota hospital. Sheriff Cory Aukes says the child was removed from life support Sunday night. Searchers found the body of the boy's father, 42-year-old Jesse Anderson, of Northwood, Iowa, in the water on Sunday morning. Aukes says neither Anderson nor his son were wearing life jackets.

Park Rapids House Fire Suspicious

04/23/2018, 6:15pm CDT
By Kprm




APRIL 23, 2018


On April 23, 2018 at 3:37 a.m. the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a house fire located on Fish Hook Drive, approximately three miles north of Park Rapids.


Upon arrival, deputies found the single story house fully engulfed in flames and the occupants of the residence were safely outside.  The investigation showed that the two occupants were awaken by a noise outside of the residence.  When they looked out they saw visible flames coming from outside the residence.  The occupants and their dog were able to safely exit the residence.  The Park Rapids Fire Department arrived and was able to extinguish the blaze.  The cause of the fire is unknown.  The incident remains under investigation by the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office.


Cory Aukes


Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office

301 Court Ave

Park Rapids MN 56470

218-732-3331; Fax 218-732-2550

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