Pioneer Staff Report
MADISON, Wis. -- Goaltender Kerigan Dowhy stopped 37 shots Saturday afternoon, but top-ranked Wisconsin pocketed three goals in a 3-0 win over the Bemidji State women’s hockey team to seal the series sweep. The Badgers (13-1-0, 7-1-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) scored twice in the first period to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
MENTOR, Minn. -- The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will host the annual Holiday Tree Cutting Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the south-central portion of Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge (formerly the Lee Nursery) on state Highway 32. Signs will be up along the highway, marking the event location. Participants will need to stop at the Glacial Ridge Project Office, located 3 miles south of U.S.
BEMIDJI -- The Winter Arts and Crafts Show at Northwest Indian Community Development Center will be held Dec. 7-8. The event runs 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec.7, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. There will be 20 arts and crafts vendors on site. The center is located at 1819 Bemidji Ave. N.
MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team jumped out to a big lead with a four-goal first period on the way to a 5-0 shutout victory over Bemidji State on Friday at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis. Freshman forward Sophie Shirley took care of two of the goals in the first frame and finished with a three-point night by joining Grace Bowlby in assisting Britta Curl’s second-period tally, which wrapped the game’s scoring at the 9:44 mark of the middle period.
MINNEAPOLIS—A Red Lake man has been charged in federal court with multiple assault charges after allegedly attacking a female in his home. The charges against Darwin Lee Lussier Sr., 52, include assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Lussier made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court on Oct. 31.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State track and field head coach Kevin Kean has announced the signings of five athletes who will join the program beginning with the 2019-20 season.
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji is partnering with the Bemidji Community Food Shelf for a new type of food drive. The two are organizing a “Cranksgiving” event on Saturday, Nov. 17. Founded in 1999 by New York bike messengers, a “Cranksgiving” event is a combination of a scavenger hunt, bike ride and food drive. It’s now held in about 80 cities worldwide around the Thanksgiving holiday, but this will be the first year in Bemidji.
MINNEAPOLIS—An Arizona man has been charged in federal court with assault charges related to an incident that took place on Red Lake Indian Reservation. Adrian Joseph Valdez, 33, faces two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court on Oct. 24.
BOY RIVER—Authorities responded to a structure fire at about 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in rural Boy River. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the residence was fully engulfed in flames, according to a release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Agencies responding to the fire included The Cass County Sheriff's Office, the Longville Fire Department and North Ambulance. Boy River is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Bemidji.
BEMIDJI -- The Friends of the Carnegie Library are hosting its sixth annual Winter Tea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N. Guest speaker Gary Rozman, director of the Beltrami County History Center, will present on the topic of Count Beltrami.