Daily Archives: May 29, 2020


Situation Update for Friday, May 29

STATE UPDATES The Minnesota Department of Health reports 590 newly reported COVID-19 cases and 29 newly reported deaths as of today, bringing the total to 23,531 cases and 996 deaths. Of those deaths, 811 were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 2,603 were health care workers. To date, 233,873…


Sculpture Walk installs new works in downtown Bemidji

Featured photo: A wood sculpture by Molly Wiste, “Spirt of the Water,” on display on 3rd St. and Beltrami Ave. NW. Photo courtesy of Bemidji Sculpture Walk. The Bemidji Sculpture Walk recently installed new sculptures for the 21st summer season, which feature artworks of wood, brass, aluminum, rocks and even recycled tools, farm equipment and…


Over 100 participate in COVID Caravan

Featured photo by Special Newsroom Assistant Logan C., age 9. More than 100 vehicles participated in the United Way’s COVID-19 caravan Thursday afternoon. Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s Kev Jackson and 2020 United Way Campaign Co-Chair Jake Bluhm kicked off the event on 95.5 KZY, while participants listened in and drove around Lake Bemidji. The event was…


No injuries, dog rescued in Thursday fire

No injuries reported and one dog rescued from a kitchen fire Thursday evening in the Hillcrest Manor Trailer Park. According to a release, all four Bemidji fire stations responded around 6:38 p.m. and found the fire confined to the kitchen area and attic of the home. Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer says the blaze caused…


City Council to consider declaring another vacancy

The Bemidji City Council, in addition to their special meeting this afternoon, will meet for a regular meeting Monday. According to the agenda, council will discuss the Bemidji Downtown Alliance’s parking rates proposal, consider crosswalk artwork at two intersections of downtown Beltrami Avenue, and discuss a reopening plan of the city’s playgrounds, beaches and the…

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