Daily Archives: May 19, 2020

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Situation Update for Tuesday, May 19

STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 665 newly reported cases and 17 newly reported deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 17,029 positive cases and 748 deaths. Of those deaths, 608 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. As of today, 1,949 health care workers are confirmed to have…

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Red Lake election tomorrow

Red Lake’s election day is tomorrow, and in addition to selecting their respective district representatives for Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah and Little Rock, member voters will decide on a medical marijuana referendum. The question on the ballot is “Shall the Tribal Council authorize the production, regulation and distribution of medical marijuana on the Red Lake…

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Council discusses ideas to help businesses during COVID-19

The Bemidji City Council approved two new contracts during their meeting last night. One contract was with the state for grant dollars received for about 15 homeowners to renovate their properties, for projects such as updated siding, roofs and windows. The other contract was with the Headwaters Regional Development Commission, who will administer the grant…

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Meehlhause plans to run for Mayor of Bemidji

Ward 1 representative Michael Meehlhause announced his intention to run for mayor this year. According to a release, Meehlhause won his first Bemidji Council election in 2012, the same year he graduated from Bemidji State University, making him the youngest council member in Bemidji’s history. Meehlhause said that as mayor, he will “bring his experience…

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Bemidji Blotter for Monday, May 18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, May 18. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Fire, 11:59 p.m. Officers assisted Bemidji Fire at an apartment building on the 1900 block of Delton Ave. NW. Assault, 9:28 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an…

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