Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Bemidji will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. or soon thereafter by Cisco Webex or Bemidji City Hall, 317 4th St. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601. The purpose of the meeting is to consider information regarding the formation of a Bemidji Police…

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MSA Scholarship opportunity

The Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for this year is now open. According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, 15 $600 scholarships will be awarded this year from the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in POST Skills Program, in their second year of a two-year law enforcement program, or…

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Situation Update for Wednesday, Aug. 5

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 629 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 57,779 and a death toll of 1,629. Of those deaths, 1,237 were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 6,569 were health care workers. Over 887,000 people…

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County administrator search continues

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to advertise for the soon-to-be vacant County Administrator position. Current administrator Kay Mack announced her plan earlier this year to retire in November. David Drown Associates Company from Faribault are handling the search. Kay Mack, in her administrator notes, commented on additional qualities the next administrator…

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Food Shelf Farm seeking donations

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s Farm is asking for community support since the 2020 Harvest Ball will be canceled due to the pandemic. According to a release, the Farm at the Food Shelf has provided 50,000 pounds of fresh produce to the 3,000 households the food shelf serves since 2014. Most of the funding for…

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Stolen vehicles, handgun recovered after pursuit

A Bemidji man is facing charges for fleeing in a motor vehicle, possessing a firearm illegally and drug possession after a pursuit last week. According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, on July 28, a deputy witnessed two reckless vehicles on the Beltrami Line Road, and a pursuit ensued when one of…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Aug. 4

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Aug. 4. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop, 10:34 p.m. Officer stopped a vehicle for loud exhaust on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 71 NW. Adult female arrested for DUI. Suspicious, 10:09 p.m. Officers responded…

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