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City primary results approved

The Bemidji City Council in their role as the canvassing board approved Tuesday’s primary results. Eighty-five voters were registered on election day, 22 voters registered absentee, and almost half of all ballots received were absentee. City Clerk Michelle Miller said that with the high turn out of absentee voting, election judges had extra time to…

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Situation Update for Friday, Aug. 14

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 738 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight COVID-related deaths today, bringing the cumulative case count to 63,723 and a death toll of 1,693. Of those deaths, 1,269 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 7,112 were health care workers. Approximately 973,546 people have been…

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Leech Lake Tribal Council recommends distance learning

The Leech Lake Tribal Council is recommending school districts that educate band members open the school year in a distance learning model. According to a statement, the recommendation asks that districts at a minimum use hybrid models that limit close interaction, and to consider families that have multi-generational households or underlying health conditions with the…

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INDY donates to Sanford Foundation

The “I’m Not Done Yet” Foundation recently made a donation of warrior backpacks to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota. According to a release, the backpacks will be given to Joe Lueken Cancer Center patients. “A Minnesota-based non-profit organization, the INDY Foundation provides love, faith and financial support by directly supporting the cancer warriors…

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Situation Update for Thursday, Aug. 13

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 697 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 62.993 and a death toll of 1,685. Of those deaths, 1,263 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 7,205 were health care workers. Approximately 963,096 people have been…

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Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Aug. 12

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Aug. 12. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 11:41 p.m. Report of fireworks being fired off on 14th St. and Beltrami Ave. NW. Report was unfounded. Disorderly Conduct, 10:13 p.m. Officer responded to a disorderly…

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