Daily Archives: October 23, 2019

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Woman OK after kayak capsized

DETROIT LAKES– A Minneapolis woman is fine after capsizing her kayak on a very windy Big Detroit Lake yesterday. According to a release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, they and several other responders arrived on the scene around 4 in the afternoon, after a report of a person trying to swim near the capsized kayak….

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Drivers reminded to be cautious of pedestrians

Shorter days and more hours of darkness contribute to an increase of crashes between drivers and pedestrians. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, crashes have killed 33 pedestrians so far this year, and last year, 45 pedestrians died and 987 were injured in crashes. Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and…

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Great River Rescue holds annual gala

Great River Rescue held their annual Fall Harvest gala this past weekend, a fundraising dinner for the local animal shelter, and raised nearly $16,000, according to a release. Executive Director Brandon Mustful said the shelter humanely addresses the area’s pet population. Great River Rescue is community supported, according to Mustful, and relies on donations to…

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Convention of States Town Hall Saturday

The Minnesota Convention of States chapter will hold a town hall Saturday, Oct. 26 at 12 noon at the Bemidji Public Library. The goal of the COS petition, according to a release,  is to ask state legislators nationwide to vote in favor of the resolution, as outlined in Article V of the Constitution, that calls…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Oct. 22

The following is a summary of Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office incidents for Tuesday, Oct. 22. Bemidji Police Department Weapons Offenses, 9:34 p.m. Lone call of a possible gunshot on the 1000 block of Washington Avenue S. Officers searched the area but found nothing suspicious. Suspicious, 7:22 p.m. Suspicious male reported looking…

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