Daily Archives: May 21, 2020


Situation Update Thursday, May 21

STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health reported an additional 539 of positive COVID-19 cases and 32 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 18,200 cases and 809 deaths. Of those deaths, 663 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. To date, 2,120 health care workers are confirmed to have contracted…


Prince announces bid for Bemidji Mayor

Jorge Prince announced his candidacy after filing for Bemidji Mayor Monday. According to a release, Prince is the current CFO for LaValley Industries, and this is his second political campaign after unsuccessfully running for mayor in 2014. “I believe our city works best when its citizens are at their best,” Prince said. “Our city leaders…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, May 20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, May 20. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Family Crimes, 10:41 p.m. Officer received a report of possible child abuse and initiated a traffic stop on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Officer observed that…


Sanford Health updates visitor policy

Sanford Health has changed the visitor restriction policy as of yesterday. According to a release, one adult visitor is allowed with each patient at hospitals and clinic across the Sanford network. Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the hospitals, all visitors will be screened and will be expected to wear a surgical…


Bedford named provost at Bemidji State

Photo by Bemidji State University Dr. Allen Bedford was recently named the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Bemidji State University. According to a release, he has been serving the university as acting provost since March, and has been with BSU since last summer. Dr. Faith Hensrud, president of Bemidji State University and…

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