Daily Archives: July 1, 2020


Situation Update for Wednesday, July 1

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 426 new cases of COVID-19 and four newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 36,716 cases and 1,445 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,135 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 3,669 were health care workers. Approximately 617,107 have been tested for COVID-19,…


Council member Johnson named to LMC Board of Directors

Bemidji’s Ward 3 Council member Ron Johnson was recently elected to be the second vice president of the League of Minnesota Cities Board of Directors. The LMC met virtually for its annual business meeting on June 25 and held the election. Johnson will serve in this capacity for the 2020-2021 term. “The League is fortunate…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, June 30

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, July 1. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 8:45 p.m. Officers responded to a fireworks complaint on the 5300 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Subject given a verbal warning. Suspicious, 4:00 p.m. Caller reported she…


Bemidji Police seeking information on dumpsters loaded with fire accelerants and debris

Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin issued a release today, requesting the public’s help in identifying those responsible for loading various dumpsters in the downtown area with debris and accelerants on May 30. Detectives reportedly discovered that Waste Management observed large amounts of cardboard, cut up fence posts, broken pallets, leaves and thistles in various dumpsters….

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