Daily Archives: August 10, 2020


Beltrami County recognized as telecommuter-friendly

Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation last week celebrating cities, townships and counties across the state as telecommuter-friendly communities, as part of declaring Aug. 7, 2020 as Telecommuter Forward! Day. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear how important it is for the state to support telecommuting capabilities,” said Governor Walz. “This initiative will help ensure…


First National Bank donates to Sanford Foundation

First National Bank Bemidji recently made a donation to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minneosta, in support of its “Home is Where the Heart Is” heart center campaign. This contribution, according to a release, will enhance cardiovascular services by helping bring a new heart and vascular center to Bemidji. Upon committing a donation to…


Situation Update for Monday, Aug. 10

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 625 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative case total to 61,516 and a death toll of 1,660. Of those deaths, 1,250 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 6,854 were health care workers. Approximately 1.17 million COVID…


Health screening required to enter BSU, NTC campuses

Beginning today, all visitors to Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College will be required to complete an online health self-assessment questionnaire before being granted access to campus as part of continuing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The online health screening tool is part of a system-wide initiative by the Minnesota State system…


Listening Session tonight on Police Advisory Board

The Bemidji City Council will hold a listening session this evening on a police advisory board. According to a memo in the city packet, state law indicates that a “civilian review board, commission, or other oversight body shall not have the authority to make a finding of fact or determination regarding a complaint against an…

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