Pioneer Staff Report
RED LAKE, Minn.—The body of Amy Dow—a Red Lake, Minn., woman missing since Jan. 28—was found Monday, March 12, according to her mother. Although officials have not issued a statement regarding Dow's death, her mother, Chele Kalstabakken, confirmed via Facebook message that Dow's body was found. Kalstabakken said that she, along with Dow's father, sister and brother-in-law, found her body after receiving a tip from a friend. Dow was found near her Ponemah, Minn., home. Her body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
ST. PAUL—The deadline for anglers to remove fish houses from lakes in Minnesota is approaching quickly, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Removal dates are determined by an east-west line formed by U.S. Highway 10, east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The removal deadline south of that line is the end of the day Monday, March 5. The deadline north of that line is the end of the day Monday, March 19.
RED LAKE—Six people were arrested on various drug charges in separate drug busts this week on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to a post on the Red Lake Police Department's Facebook page, a search warrant was executed on a residence in Red Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 21, by the Red Lake Drug Task Force.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A Squaw Lake, Minn., man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Friday, Feb 23, after being found in possession of 199 grams of methamphetamine in 2016. Jaysen Lane Heyer, 39, of Squaw Lake was arrested in December 2016 with the methamphetamine, as well as several stolen firearms, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. The street value of the meth was estimated between $8,000 to $12,000. Because Heyer was already listed as a felon, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms.
BEMIDJI—Three individuals were injured early Sunday morning after a shooting at the 2400 block of Ridgeway Avenue in Bemidji. According to a news release from Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin, the police department and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a report of two people with gunshot wounds at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center at about 4:16 a.m. Sunday. A 25-year-old female and a 28-year-old male, both Bemidji residents, were identified as victims.
West Fargo School District has hired Trent Leitheiser and Danette Brown as technology specialists. Leitheiser has been an elementary teacher since 2003 and at Harwood Elementary School since 2004. He has a master’s degree in education from Valley City State University with an emphasis on teaching and technology and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Brown has been a middle school teacher since 2008 and started her career with West Fargo in 2011.
North Dakota’s Impact – Support Our Veterans Fund received a $5,000 donation from the West Fargo-based Toppers Custom Car Club. The Toppers club, established in 1953, hosts the West Fargo...