Daily Archives: October 21, 2019


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, and local law enforcement will participate. According to a release from the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, unused or unwanted prescription medication can be brought to the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prescriptions can be left anonymously…


Grand Rapids woman killed in pedestrian crash

A Grand Rapids woman was killed in a pedestrian crash Saturday night. According to a report from the state patrol, 22-year-old Kennedy Niska of Crosby was southbound on Highway 169 in Grand Rapids when he struck the pedestrian, 63-year-old Wanda Meinhardt. Niska was not under the influence of alcohol, but it is not yet known…


Senate Republicans plan stop in Bemidji

Senate Republicans will be in Bemidji in two weeks as part of a series of listening sessions on the rising costs of prescription drugs. Health and Human Services Chair Michelle Benson of Ham Lake is among them, and Minnesotans will have the opportunity to share their stories and discuss options that could grant Minnesotans access…


Bemidji Blotter 10/18-10/20

WEEKEND  BLOTTERS BEMIDJI POLICE SUNDAY 10/20 Suspicious, 10:07 p.m. Officers responded to a loud vehicle complaint. They found a vehicle stuck in the shoulder of the road, attempted to be pulled out by another. A driver was cited and 21-year-old Marissa Wakonabo was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Harassment, 9:16 p.m. Report of individuals calling…

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