Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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The cause of a Monday night house explosion that injured a Bemidji-area man appears to be accidental, officials said Tuesday.
BAGLEY, Minn. -- A Clearwater County Lutheran pastor is charged with 16 counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between 2009 and 2014 with juvenile boys...
BEMIDJI -- A BSU student was transported to Sanford Medical Center Fargo after being found outside in the cold Sunday morning. The student has been identified as Hannah Rolschau. Scott...
RED LAKE -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Council unanimously approved this week a study on how medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp could benefit the Red Lake...
A Bemidji State University student who died Wednesday morning after leaving a house party in Bemidji is believed to have fallen in a creek before a passerby discovered her in a nearby wooded area in the city.
A Bemidji State University student was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after she was found unconscious in a wooded area in Bemidji.
Two Red Lake men were sentenced Wednesday in federal district court in Duluth to seven years in prison for unrelated offenses that occurred last year on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
BAGLEY -- The Clearwater County Sheriff finished his final fight Tuesday. Mike Erickson, 54, was Clearwater County Sheriff for eight years; he spent the last two battling cancer. Clearwater County...
A new gaming phenomena may be catching on in Bemidji. Young men have been going offline, putting away the consoles and controllers and meeting -- in person. The boys have been getting together on Thursday nights at Bemidji State University's American Indian Resource Center to play Makazinitaagewin.
Cinderella isn't always a blond-haired, blue-eyed English girl. Not the way Peter Marino tells the story. The author has fused the timeless tale of transformation with local lore to produce "CinderFace: A Children's Ojibwe Poem." The 13-scene poem centers around nine characters including CinderFace (Ayasha) and her sisters, Abequa and Ojawa. Marino has removed the stepsister element and reconciled the three sisters, he believes he is the first author to do so in retelling the Cinderella tale.