Daily Archives: June 12, 2020


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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