March 30, 1908 – Sheriff Holst came to Bagley, Minn., this morning with five parties in custody who are supposed to be connected with the blowing of the Neving dam last Tuesday night. The dynamite used was traced from Bagley to Neving post-office and all parties who were in any way connected with the explosive from the time it got to Neving last Tuesday until it disappeared are in charge of the sheriff.
Rumor has it that one of the parties has given enough information to the county attorney to warrant the holding of at least two, if not three, until the grand jury meets. All the logs belonging to the S. P. K. Lumber, Cedar and Tie Company are reported safe, but at last accounts considerable anxiety was felt for the state bridge, which it is feared will go out unless the weather remains favorable for the next 10 days.
The dam has been plugged, but the volume of water that went out the first day raised the river to within one foot of the state bridge, and it is feared that when the ice goes out, the bridge will go with it. Two other bridges on the river will be washed out should the warm weather continue.
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Accused of Complicity in Blowing Neving Dam. Five Men Brought to Bagley Last Night in Custody of Sheriff Holste.”; March 30, 1908; p. 1.
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