Daily Archives: January 31, 2020


MFIP families will see an increase in cash assistance

The maximum cash grant for the Minnesota Family Investment Program will increase for the first time since 1986 beginning tomorrow. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, MFIP provides temporary income support and employment services to families with children experiencing poverty. This increase, proposed by the Walz-Flanagan Administration, was approved by…


PUC holds Line 3 hearing in St. Paul today

The State Public Utilities Commission is taking public comments today in St. Paul on Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project. According to the notice, the Commission began the meeting at 8:30 this morning at the Senate Building, with tickets distributed for free as a first-come, first-serve basis. The PUC will hear arguments early next week on…


Council to consider declaring a vacancy in Ward 2

The Bemidji City Council will consider declaring a vacancy and ordering a special election to fill former council member Mike Beard’s position. Last week, Beard resigned, effective immediately, citing health concerns as his reason for stepping down. Beard represented Ward 2. The council, during their meeting Monday evening, will also hold a public hearing on…


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, Jan. 30

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Jan. 30. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Alarm, 9:19 p.m. Employees closing left customer inside, who set off alarm. Alarm report completed. Traffic Stop, 8:08 p.m. Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr….

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