Daily Archives: June 12, 2020

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Great River Rescue announces grant from Petco Foundation

Great River Rescue of Bemidji announced it has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Pet Fixers low-cost spay/neuter program. The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide a $20 discount for spay/neuter surgeries for each pet served at the weekend clinic. “We are so pleased to offer these services…

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Simon calls for poll workers

Secretary of State Steve Simon is calling on Minnesotans to become Poll workers for this year’s elections. “What happened in Georgia this week was a warning to Minnesota. Voters in many areas of the state found themselves waiting in line for multiple hours and faced with voting equipment difficulties, caused mostly by a shortage of…

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Grand Rapids woman facing felony theft charges

A 62-year-old Grand Rapids woman is facing nine felony counts of theft in Itasca County. According to the complaint, Lynda Gillson, a former bookkeeper at Glen’s Army Navy Surplus, appeared to have stolen over $200,000 over the course of her employment. The discrepancies were reportedly not discovered until the store hired a new bookkeeper. The…

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Situation Update for Friday, June 12

The Minnesota Department of Health today reported 490 newly reported COVID-19 cases and 25 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 29,795 cases and 1,274 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,015 were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 3,102 were health care workers. Approximately 395,202 COVID tests have…

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Impaired driving may be contributor to Eckles Township crash

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash with multiple injuries last weekend at Highway 2 and Highway 89 in Eckles Township. According to their preliminary investigation, 21-year-old Brooklyn Janson was driving a 2003 GMC Sonoma eastbound on Highway 2 around 8:25 p.m. Saturday when she crossed the median and struck a westbound…

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