Daily Archives: August 17, 2020


Bemidji man injured in motorcycle crash

A Bemidji motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Wadena over the weekend. According to the report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 58-year-old Thomas Kern of Bemidji was northbound on Highway 71 Saturday afternoon when a Chevy Silverado pulled out in front of him, causing the crash. Kern was transported to the Wadena hospital for…


Bemidji Police Officers named DWI All-Stars

Featured photo: Bemidji Police Department, Facebook, 2015. Two Bemidji Police officers are being recognized for their work in taking impaired drivers off the streets. According to a release from Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella, during 2019, Officer Jeff Amey, a three-year veteran of the department, took 81 impaired drivers off the road and Officer Bidal…


Situation Update for Monday, Aug. 17

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 567 new cases of COVID-19 today and six new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 65,716 cases and 1,712 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,280 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 7,281 were health care workers. Over 1 million people were tested for…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 8/13-8/16

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 16. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, AUG. 16 Burglary, 11:41 p.m. Officers took a report of a burglary on the 3900 block of Supreme Ct. NW. Some of the property…

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