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Drive-by shooting rattles residents of Bemidji neighborhood

There are 46 comments on the story from Aug 25, 2010, titled Drive-by shooting rattles residents of Bemidji neighborhood. In it, reports that:

Bonnie Wurl has lived in her home for more than 50 years and always believed she was in a safe neighborhood.

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Eau Claire, WI

#46 Aug 29, 2010
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You aint from Tract, if you are this is probably James Larose cause you cant even put a sentence together right fool.
would you repeat that, i don`t think anyone understood what you just said.

Northome, MN

#48 Aug 31, 2010
i said that he is probably James Larose, and that he cant even put a sentence together.
Cass Lake Native Mob

Moorhead, MN

#50 May 18, 2011
Drive By Shooting in Bemidji Causes Little Reaction From the Native Mob gang from Cass Lake…Are We Numb to This Activity?

The Bemidji Pioneer ran an article on Wednesday August 25th in regards to a drive by shooting on Kay Avenue. When I first read the piece I could hardly believe what I was reading.

This was no ordinary drive by shooting (if there can be such a statement even made). 12 shots aimed at a house on a Saturday morning at 5 am. 6 shots were considered to be from a high caliber weapon, 6 shots from a low caliber weapon…perhaps a .22. To make matters worse, a 15 year old boy’s bedroom and a 12 year old girl’s bedroom apparently were near the front of the house where most of the bullets hit.

The amazing piece about this story to me is not just the incident itself, but the apparent little reaction I have heard around town since the story printed. 12 shots…this sounds like something that occurrs in Minneapolis or Chicago…not Bemidji, MN. Although it may have happened, I have lived here since 2004 and cannot recall another drive by shooting in the city, yet 12 shots near 2 kids bedroom. At work, among friends, at social and business occassions, not a single comment, not even a sigh of disgust.

A person has to wonder if even we in our little polished city have become oblivious to this type of behavior. Maybe its because of television, maybe its because the article suggested it possibly was gang related, that we simply shrug our shoulders and allow this to happen. While we can fill up a council chamber with 150 people and have hundreds more express their outrage at the removal of a fiberglass beaver, we as a city cannot get worked up over a violent criminal act such as this?

This is an election year and our City Council and new Mayor have some major challenges facing them. Certainly things such as the Event Center, the unfriendly business environment (i.e.Zorbaz), the state of our downtown area (next blog), the way city government operates (dysfunctional) and economics in general are all on the minds of the electorate. Let’s add to that list with the challenges of crime, gangs, and revitalization of our inner city and its neighborhoods. This is too important of a topic to have it hidden and not admit its challenges. Be disgusted that this happened. Why, who, and what can we do to prevent this?What programs and social services can help out? We are as vulnerable as anyplace in America. Be disgusted.
not a racist

Cass Lake, MN

#51 May 18, 2011
The way i see it, there's "Native Americans" and there's "Indians"; one being decendents of aboriginals of the Americas, and the other is of the country of India.... Some of the people who lives on the reservations who ARE dependent on government grants and help are SAVAGES. The real "Natives Americans" are indigenous people who have pride,honor, and traditional values. They are hard working and proud of who they are. It is the "black urban culture imitating savages" that put the stains on the native american people. People wearing clothing that are expressing native pride but in a gangbanging display should be ashame of themselves because they are contradicting and uprooting everything that is of their culture... essentially the SAVAGES are accellerating the colonial white man's plans to eliminate the tribes and assimulation of its people.
Lol bemidji

Anaheim, CA

#52 Apr 4, 2014
That town is full of wanna be tough guys. Probably a shooting over a measly 20 dollars no doubt. I swear that town is overflowing with white trash.
Take away the guns and they'll go back to threatening each other over the internet instead lol trash

Minneapolis, MN

#53 Apr 4, 2014
Whites on meth/drunk

Natives drunk/meth

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