John Edwin Bemis III, 38, was charged in State District Court with conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and assault in the first degree — aiding and abetting. He is expected to appear in District Court in Carlton on the new charges at 11:15 a.m. today.
With Marie Majerle in jail, accused of shooting her current but estranged husband, Majerle’s 14-year-old daughter was at home with her father in early January. Then her father — John Edwin Bemis III, Majerle’s ex-husband — disappeared. This week authorities charged Bemis with child neglect.
In another hour, Ty Stiffarm could have frozen to death. That’s what his mother, Brooklynn Wait, said she was told by doctors after she brought her 3-year-old son into the hospital in Cloquet on Monday after he was found alone and screaming on a Fond du Lac Head Start bus.
An accused Native Mob gang member could be charged today with the murder of Cristyna Watson, a 25-year-old Floodwood woman who was missing for nearly a month when her body was found a week ago outside Cloquet.
The 26-year-old Cloquet woman charged Wednesday in connection with a crash that killed two Carlton County Highway Department workers was on her way back from a regular visit to a methadone clinic in Brainerd, authorities said.
Bail is set at $1 million for a Cloquet man charged in the cold-case killing of a 33-year-old woman in 2000. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Couture was arraigned Monday on charges of intentional second-degree murder and second-degree criminal sexual conduct in the death of Trina Langenbrunner.
A Minnesota man has acknowledged using a false name and social security number to receive treatment at a South Dakota hospital. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 41-year-old Christopher David Curtis appeared before District Judge Karen Schreier Wednesday and pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with social security fraud.
Wearing combat fatigues, Elizabeth McKenzie had been feted in February in a special ceremony in Cass Lake in which the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Honor Guard gave her a blanket and eagle feather to honor her as a female warrior, even though she isn't a tribal member. The gathering included a tribal drum ceremony and a reception line.
The sting operation had 28 inquiries in the form of text messages, e-mails and phone calls. The operation stemmed from the gathering of information over the past 12 months that individuals had been seeking prostitutes via the Internet.
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