Cross burning arrests; Bronze stars return; Renters ruin the neighborhood?
Posted at 8:00 AM on June 7, 2012
by Michael Olson
Filed under: Around MN
Two Bemidji men arrested on suspicion of cross burning incident last month
Bemidji Pioneer: "Derek Daniel Barnes, 20, and Ryan Fairbanks Andree, 19, were arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and use of explosive/incendiary devices, according to a news release issued Wednesday night by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. ... The woman who reported the cross is white while her two adult children are mixed-race because their father is black. The woman was home alone and ran outside to douse the flames with water after seeing flames extend five feet into the air, she told the Pioneer. The newspaper agreed to withhold her name after she requested not to be identified to protect her family's identity. 'I was scared to death,' she told the Pioneer. 'Somebody has this much hatred to be lighting a cross?'
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