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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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.
Children throughout the Bemidji area are anxiously awaiting the first day of school. "What will I wear?" and "Will I make new friends?" are among the questions they may ask themselves. But for others, those questions will be "Where will I live?" and "Who will take care of me?"
A second opinion will be sought before a Bemidji woman accused of manslaughter in the death of a 6-year-old child can be civilly committed by the court as mentally ill.
In the past decade, a new plague has been affecting an integral part of Minnesotans' lives -- bats. The northern long-eared bat, specifically. That has led to a proposal to add the mammal to the federal endangered species list. However, there is concern that protecting the animals' summer habitat could stifle the logging industry.
As people in suits mingled outside the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena on Tuesday afternoon, an inconspicuous man walked up the sidewalk after the rain stopped just in time for U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn's visit to the school.