Daily Archives: July 27, 2020


Situation Update for Monday, July 27

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 650 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 51,803 cases and 1,576 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,207 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 5,988 were health care workers. Approximately 970,726 tests have been completed since…


Hackensack brewery grand opening Saturday

Rendezvous Brewing in Hackensack will holds its Grand Opening this Saturday. According to a release, the brewery opened June 27th for takeout only, and the taproom has been open since July 3rd for socially distanced seating. “We started out with soft openings to allow for us to build up our supply and selection of beers,”…


Filing period opens tomorrow for at-large seat

The filing period for the at-large seat on the Bemidji City Council will open tomorrow and close on Tuesday, August 11. The vacancy, declared in June, will fill Jim “Doc” Thompson’s seat, which expires at the end of December 2022. Thompson resigned in mid-June, citing health concerns. The affidavit of candidacy and filing fee can…


Fire damages business on Beltrami Avenue

Three businesses on the 400 block of Beltrami Avenue were damaged by a fire last night. According to a release from the Bemidji Fire Department, 12 firefighters and several engines responded around 10:30 last night, and found a fire in the ceiling space. Firefighters encountered high heat but were able to quickly contain and extinguish…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/23-7/26

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 23, to Sunday, July 26. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JULY 26 Suspicious, 11:39 p.m. Officer responded to a suspicious person on Jefferson Ave. and Gregg Ct. NW. Charges forwarded for underage drinking and…

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