Daily Archives: April 30, 2020

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‘Threading the needle’ of health and economy: Gov. Walz extends stay at home order, allows curbside service for retailers

Gov. Walz extended the closure of bars, restaurants and other places of public accommodation another two weeks until Monday, May 18, with the stay at home order also set to expire then. Curbside service, such as pick up and delivery, will be allowed at all customer-facing retailers starting Monday. These businesses could include dry cleaning,…

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BCFS looking for farm volunteers

The planting at the Farm at the Bemidji Community Food Shelf has already begun with garlic, and the nonprofit is currently seeking volunteers to help with the rest of the spring planting. The Farm offers volunteers outdoor experiences with minimal risk, as the volunteer work can be done while practicing social distancing. Individual volunteers, family…

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LSS offers free student loan help

Student loan help is available for free from Lutheran Social Services. Shannon Doyle, Program Manager of Financial Education with LSS, says the CARES Act from Congress has suspended payments and dropped the interest rate to 0 on those loans.  Private borrowers may also be able to access debt relief, as many private lenders are offering…

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Moondance Jammin Country postponed until 2021

The 14th Annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest has been postponed until June 24-26, 2021, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release on their website, a survey is underway until May 3 to determine a date for the 2021 concerts. Tickets for 2020, for concerts, camping and law chair tags, will be valid…

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Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, April 29

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, April 29. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Warrant, 11:55 p.m. Adult female arrested on an outstanding warrant on 4th St. and Park Ave. NW. Fire, 11:15 p.m. An officer issued a citation for burning prohibited items…

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