Daily Archives: July 24, 2020


Situation Update for Friday, July 24

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 773 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 today and five newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 49,488 cases and 1,566 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,199 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 5,833 were health care workers. Approximately 922,876 tests have…


County road work begins Tuesday

County road projects will start impacting drivers starting Monday. According to a release from the Beltrami County Highway Department, road construction will begin Monday on Irvine Avenue (CSAH 15) from Lumberjack Road to the Red Lake Indian Reservation Boundary. The road will be open to traffic but drivers can expect some delays. Work on Irvine…


Gas meter surveys underway near Bemidji

Minnesota Energy has contracted Business Technical Services to survey gas meters in the outskirt areas of Bemidji. According to a release from the Bemidji Police Department, several suspicious person reports earlier in the week were related to the gas meter surveys. The survey personnel will have a yellow utility vest marked with Minnesota Energy, and…


Chamber to receive thousands of masks

The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce says they are scheduled to receive 24,000 disposable masks next week and plans to distribute them to their members. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Department of Administration have selected one chamber per county to be a distribution point for a shipment of disposable masks….


Sex offender release from prison Monday

A risk level three sex offender is moving to the 1400 block of Bemidji Avenue North this Monday. According to the Department of Corrections, 27-year-old Tyler Gabrelcik has been incarcerated for criminal sexual conduct since 2012. The fact sheet from the Bemidji Police Department says he committed the crimes at the age of 18 against…

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