Daily Archives: January 21, 2020


Primary voting privacy issue on Simon’s radar

Minnesota’s absentee voting period began Friday, and it’s the first time the state has been in a binding primary since 1956. Secretary of State Steve Simon’s Press Secretary, Risikat Adesaogun, says it’ll be different experience for voters this year. In previous caucuses, the political parties would get information on who participated, and in this primary,…


Sanford Bemidji Lab receives accreditation

Sanford Bemidji’s main clinic lab and pathology department recently received national recognition from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists. According to a release, the CAP inspection process is considered the “gold standard” for clinical laboratories. The Bemidji Lab’s staff were recognized for excellence and commitment to safeguarding patient care and achieving the…


Village of Hope fundraiser a success

The Village of Hope, after losing a grant, was facing the closure of the only family-based homeless shelter in Bemidji, but with help from the United Way of the Bemidji Area, was able to raise enough money to stay in operation. “I decided to reach out to the United Way to share what had happened…


Beltrami County Board to meet today

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 5 this evening, and while nothing too controversial is on the regular agenda, citizens may address the board on any item not on the agenda. A federal judge blocked the Executive Order from the Trump Administration that gave local governments and states the…


Bemidji Blotter 1/17-1/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Jan. 17 to Monday, Jan. 20. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT MONDAY, JAN. 20 (MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY) Fire, 11:36 p.m. Caller reported a commercial fire alarm on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S….

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