Daily Archives: January 22, 2020


Bemidji Career Academies receives grant

Bemidji Career Academies was one of 17 projects across the state that received grant dollars for training youth in in-demand fields. According to a release from Governor Tim Walz, these partnership projects will each receive $90,000, doubling the amount of partnership projects given grant dollars from last year. Bemidji Career Academies leader Brian Stefanich says…


Mayor: State of Bemidji at a “crossroads”

Mayor of Bemidji Rita Albrecht gave her last State of the City address last night. While the video of the council meeting is not currently available on the city of Bemidji’s website, a presentation and narrative is viewable, and an audio file is available as well. Albrecht has served as Bemidji’s mayor for the past…


Two injured in northern Cass County crash

Two were injured in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon in northern Cass County. According to a release, a Chevy Equinox, driven by 32-year-old Nicholas Parker of Minnetonka, was eastbound on Highway 2 when a Chevy Tracker, driven by 58-year-old Janice Garbow of Deer River, lost control and spun out, head on into the Equinox. Parker…


Many criticize commissioners’ decision to not accept refugees

About forty residents of the county addressed the Beltrami Board of Commissioners last night during the citizens with business portion of the meeting. While several who commented were supportive of the commissioner’s decision two weeks ago to not accept refugees, many were critical of the commissioners’ decision. Beyond the accusations of xenophobia and racism of…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 21

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Jan. 21. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop, 9:23 p.m. Traffic stop on Hannah Ave. and 30th St. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest. Theft, 3:25 p.m. An investigator took a vehicle theft report from…

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