Daily Archives: February 12, 2020


Leech Lake chairman appointed to Governor’s council

Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Faron Jackson, Sr., was among the several recently appointed to the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota. According to a release from the Walz-Flanagan administration, the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota is a response to the state’s aging population, and will coordinate state and private-sector partners’ efforts to work across…


Sanford Health announces new heart center

Sanford Health Bemidji announced today that groundbreaking will begin this spring on a new heart and vascular center. According to a release, the center will cost over $25 million with $2.5 million raised by the Sanford Foundation. The new facility will be 56,000 square feet, and the largest addition to the Sanford Bemidji campus since…


Backus woman injured in crash

A 76-year-old Backus woman was injured in a crash on Highway 64 yesterday morning. According to a release from the state patrol, Shirley Plehal was attempting to make a left turn onto Cass County Road 2 in a Jeep Compass when she was rear-ended by a Chevy Pickup and trailer in the southbound lane. The…


Bemidji Blotter Tuesday, Feb. 11

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Feb. 11. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Ordinance Violations, 5:35 p.m. Responded to a call of people drinking in public on the 500 block of America Ave. NW. One was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Assist,…

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