Daily Archives: June 30, 2020


Situation Update for Tuesday, June 30

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 444 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and six newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 36,303 cases and 1,441 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,131 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 3,638 were health care workers. Approximately 605,316 have been…


Sanford Health updates visitor restrictions

Sanford Health is updating its visitor restriction policy and visitor monitoring practices, which were in effect Monday, June 29. Hospital visiting hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (previously started at 8 a.m.). Each pediatric and neonatal patient in any Sanford Health clinic or hospital will be allowed up to two visitors per…


Walker man killed in crash near Laporte

A Walker man was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Laporte Monday around 7:30 a.m. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 19-year-old Ryan Schlichting of Dilworth was northbound on Hubbard County Road 38 in Lakeport Township when he drifted across the center line, striking 36-year-old David Weimer of Walker in a Hyundai…


AUDIO: Interview with the Honorable Paul T. Benshoof

Judge Paul T. Benshoof has been seated in Beltrami County Court since 1997, and is retiring July 10. Bemidji Now author and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s News Director Larissa Donovan had an opportunity to interview Judge Benshoof before his retirement, and discussed the changing landscape of the judicial system since the late 90s. Benshoof emphasized the…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, June 29

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, June 29. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Warrant, 10:30 p.m. Adult male arrested on a local warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Assist, 1:41 p.m. Assist with Colorado DMV approval for registration renewal….

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