Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

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City Council and County Board Meetings

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- Beltrami County Board of Commissioners and the Bemidji City Council are scheduled to meet this upcoming week.  At the city council meeting, they are set to discuss a resolution that will approve the preliminary 2019 Tax Levy Collectible in 2020. They will also be considering quotes for a sanitary…

BSU Receives High Ranking in US News

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- Bemidji State University has received its highest ranking in the annual U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Colleges survey in the last six years. For a second consecutive year, it is tied for 22nd amongst the region’s top public universities. Bemidji State has also climbed to tie for…

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Hibbing Man Arraigned on 1st Degree Murder

By: News Intern Katherine Jones HIBBING- A Hibbing man was arraigned on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in a Christmas Day 2018 shooting.     Thirty-year-old Jerome Spann was indicted by a grand jury last month in the killing of 34-year-old Jeryel McBeth. The complaint says McBeth was outside with friends when Spann got out of an…

School Board Meeting Discusses Special Education

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- Special Education Director Lexi Wilde gave a presentation to the Bemidji School Board on Tuesday morning, explaining what changes they have started to make and what strategies they plan to implement to further the department’s goals. As part of workforce development, the district hired a special education coordinator, Tiffany…

2020 Census Employment

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- The 2020 US Census is hosting an application event for the hiring of the local Complete Count Committee. In order to apply, you will need your social security number, your home address, e-mail address and phone number. The first event will be on September 18th from 12 to 4:30…

Farmer Saved from Grain Bin

By: News Intern Katherine Jones PELICAN RAPIDS- It was a close call for a farmer trapped at the bottom of an underground grain bin south of Pelican Rapids.   Fire Chief Trevor Steeves says the 70-year old man was clearing out a clog in the mixer when he triggered a sensor that dumped hundreds of bushels…

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