Daily Archives: July 14, 2020


Situation Update for Tuesday, July 14

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 403 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, and six newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 43,170 cases and 1,510 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,175 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 4,137 were health care workers. Approximately 777,614 tests have…


Eurasian watermilfoil confirmed in Big Mantrap Lake

Featured photo by Rich Halvorsen, President of the Big Mantrap Lake Association The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of Eurasian watermilfoil in Big Mantrap Lake near Emmaville. The invasive aquatic plant was first confirmed in Hubbard County in 2017 at Bad Axe Lake, which is near Big Mantrap. According to a release,…


Tasa retires after 43 years with MnDOT

Lou Tasa retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation last week after spending almost his entire 43-year career at the headquarters in Bemidji. According to a release, Tasa worked in the areas of bridge design, pre-design, surveys, right of way and project engineering. In 1992, Tasa was promoted to the Northwest District Staid Aid Engineer…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, July 13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, July 13. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 11:38 p.m. Two individuals reported yelling on bicycles on the 1400 block of Park Ave. NW. Officers were unable to locate the individuals. Assist, 7:03 p.m. Caller…

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