Daily Archives: June 15, 2020


One injured in alcohol-related crash

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reports that driving under the influence may have been a contributing factor in a crash early Saturday morning. According to the release from Sheriff Cory Aukes, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hubbard County Road 4 at the intersection at CR 18 around 1:17 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The…


At-large council member Thompson resigns

Bemidji’s at-large council member Jim “Doc” Thompson submitted his resignation earlier this month, effective immediately. In his letter, Thompson extended his sincere appreciation for the opportunity to serve Bemidji. Thompson cited medical reasons and pandemic restrictions that made it difficult for him to perform his duties as a council member. The council is expected to…


Special session underway in MN Capitol

The Minnesota Legislature reconvened Friday, after being called to a special session by Gov. Tim Walz. Big items on their docket include the bonding bill, police reform and, according to Bemidji’s representative John Persell, distributing federal COVID-19 dollars. Gov. Walz extended the peacetime state of emergency Friday, and the Republican-controlled Senate voted to end the…


Situation Update for Monday, June 15

Updated at 1:16 p.m. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 230 new cases of COVID-19 across the state, and six newly reported deaths, bringing the cumulative total of COVID cases to 30,693 and 1,304 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,034 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 3,198 were health…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 6/11-6/14

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, June 11, to Sunday, June 14. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JUNE 14 Traffic Stop, 11:44 p.m. Traffic stop on the 100 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One 22-year-old cited for reckless driving. Family Crimes,…


Sanford’s Swank Reminds Residents Covid Is Still Around

The weather is warmer. People are engaging in typical summer activities. On top of that, businesses and organizations are reopening, including restaurants and churches. Life seems to easing back to “normal”. It can even seem, at times, that Covid-19 is a thing of the past. But Dr. Colleen Swank, Vice-President of Clinic at Sanford Health…

© 2020 HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC d/b/a Paul Bunyan Broadcasting 502 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area