A Bemidji group focused on race relations will host a community anti-racism rally Thursday. The Shared Vision-sponsored rally is in response to a recent cross burning incident at a residence north of the city.
Among rural Minnesota counties that have metal detectors for their courthouses, most only use them for certain court cases and do not have a permanent staff person dedicated to overseeing the metal detector.
Another public defender’s office is closing. Budget cuts mean the average state public defender works about 70 percent more cases per year than is recommended by the American Bar Association.