Daily Archives: May 8, 2020


“Clean Drain Dry Day” tomorrow

Tomorrow, in conjunction with Minnesota’s fishing opener, is “Clean Drain Dry Day.” The conservation proclamation, sponsored by Wildlife Forever and Beltrami County, highlights the importance of fishing and boating, and how invasive species are a direct threat to lakes, rivers and local economies. New reports show fishing licenses are up 41 percent compared to last…


NTC graduates celebrated

Over 200 Northwest Technical College students were celebrated in a brief virtual commencement ceremony held Thursday morning. Nearly 140 students, family members, faculty and staff participated in the event broadcasted on Zoom. Of the class, 90 graduated with honors, earning cumulative grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Fifteen identified as American Indian and three are…


MN House passes COVID response package

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a package of COVID-19 economic security legislation on Thursday afternoon. The bill contains provisions for housing assistance, a temporary wage increase for personal care assistants, funding to expand broadband access, and small business loans.  “We need to invest in Minnesotans so they can make it through this public health crisis,”…


Albrecht secures DFL endorsement for Senate

Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht received the DFL endorsement as she eyes the Senate District 5 seat. According to the announcement, over 90 percent of delegates participated in the virtual event, which was held via mail ballots and online. Albrecht was competing for the DFL endorsement for the district with Charles Dolson. “Thank you for the…

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