Daily Archives: May 20, 2020


Situation Update for Wednesday, May 20

STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health reported an additional 645 COVID-19 cases today, and an additional 29 deaths. According to their daily update, the cumulative total since the outbreak started was 17,670 cases and 777 deaths. Of those deaths, 635 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. As of today, 2,025 health…


Bridge work starts Tuesday on Island View Drive

Island View Drive, county-state aid highway 22, at the Turtle River Crossing between Turtle and Movil Lakes will be closed starting Tuesday, May 26. The road could be closed for up to three months. According to a release from County Highway Engineer Bruce Hasbargen, work will include bridge replacement, grading and bituminous surfacing. Motorists are…


Beltrami Administrator announces retirement

Beltrami County Administrator Kay Mack announced that she will retire in six months. During the live streamed County Board meeting, Mack thanked the county management team, and how she is retiring to spend more time with her 10 grandchildren. Commissioners Craig Gaasvig and Richard Anderson will work on this plan, since they are not up…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, May 19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, May 19. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assist, 8:28 p.m. Officers secured an open gate to the water tower on 15th St. and Delton Ave. NW. Fire, 6:22 p.m. Officers assisted BFD at a residential fire…

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