Daily Archives: July 20, 2020


Mask requirement effective after midnight in Bemidji

Mayor of Bemidji Rita Albrecht made an amendment to the local emergency proclamation, ordering that masks be worn in indoor public spaces effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The council would have needed all five member support to pass an emergency ordinance on a mask requirement, but Ward 5’s Nancy Erickson expressed that she…


Food Shelf seeking volunteers

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf reports they have served over 3,500 people in the last two months. According to a release, many of these people have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More volunteers are being sought, and their duties would include stocking shelves, packing and distributing boxes in a safe, socially distant environment….


Situation Update for Monday, July 20

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 922 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four newly reported deaths, one of those deaths being a child under the age of five in Clay County. According to today’s report, 669 of the new cases reported today have not been assigned to a county, due to unknown or missing…


Public listening session may need to be held online

The Bemidji City Council may not be able to hold the Listening Session August 10 at the Sanford Event Center due to the increasing numbers of COVID in this area. According to a memo in the packet for tonight’s meeting, Sanford Center meetings and events for August have tentatively been canceled. The listening session was…


NEWS BRIEF: Show choir camp canceled

The Bemidji Area Show Choir Camp, previously scheduled for Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, has been canceled. According to director Margaret Hins, contact is being made to return any payments, and all payment submitted was not deposited. Questions can be emailed to Hins, or call (218) 556-5951.


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/16-7/19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 16, to Sunday, July 19. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JUY 19 Assault, 10:38 p.m. Adult female arrested for domestic assault. Theft, 3:08 p.m. Motor vehicle theft reported on the 1600 block of Bixby…

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