Daily Archives: February 28, 2020


MDH reports nine more flu related deaths

The Minnesota Department of Health reports nine more flu-related deaths for the week ending Feb. 22. Sixty-seven deaths were reported this flu season so far, with two of those patients being children. To date, over 2,800 were hospitalized for flu-related complications this flu season, and hospitalizations last week alone totaled 363. Flu remains widespread in…


State budget forecast shows $1.5 billion surplus

The Minnesota Management and Budget Office (MMB) released a forecast showing a $1.53 billion surplus, a $181 million increase from the last forecast in Decemeber. The state legislature will now spend the rest of the session determining what to do with the money. House DFLers, who hold majority, are proposing investments in early education. “There…


Sanford Bemidji receives national accreditation

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Clinics, Home Care and Hospice have earned “The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval” for demonstrating continuous compliance with their standards. The “Seal” is a nationally recognized symbol of quality, according to a release. Sanford Bemidji underwent an unannounced on-site survey in late October, and during the review, a team of…


Send-off at the TIC for Carol and Dean

Carol Olson and Dean Beattie were celebrated at a send-off event at the Tourist Information Center. Ashley Johnson, Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce President, thanked both of them for their years of service and helpfulness. Carol gave a brief speech thanking everyone for coming, even though she generally doesn’t like such large gatherings. Carol and…


Bemidji Blotter Thursday, Feb. 27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Feb. 27. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Warrant, 8:27 p.m. Three individuals placed under arrest on 30th St. and Ridgeway Ave. NW for felony warrants. Disturbing the Peace, 7:09 p.m. Complaint of vulgarity over a loudspeaker…

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