Daily Archives: July 8, 2020


Search for new administrator continues

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners approved a search firm as the process to find a new county administrator continues. Current administrator Kay Mack announced earlier this year her plans to retire, and gave the board six months to find a replacement. The search, Mack says, will be nationwide but will likely focus on the…


Situation Update for Wednesday, July 8

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 463 new cases of COVID-19 and eight newly reported deaths attributed to the viral disease, bringing the state’s cumulative total 39,589 cases and 1,485 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,161 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 3,862 were health care workers. Approximately 692,970 tests…


Listening sessions coming soon with Superintendent Tim Lutz

Bemidji Area Schools plans to hold a series of community listening sessions between district residents and Superintendent Tim Lutz. Parents of area students are encouraged to join Lutz for a conversation about the future of Bemidji Area Schools and to learn more about the district’s finances and next steps. “Over the last several weeks, I…


Community spread likely in Beltrami County

Community spread of COVID-19 is likely here in Beltrami County. According to an update yesterday evening from Beltrami County’s COVID-19 Response Team, six additional positive cases were confirmed yesterday, in addition to the seven confirmed over the weekend, with more results pending. The update says some of the confirmed positive cases participated in softball and…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, July 7

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, July 7. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Suspicious, 10:34 p.m. Officer checked on a suspicious male whittling a stick on the 600 block of Patriot Dr. NW. Officer checked on the male and it’s still legal…

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