Daily Archives: August 18, 2020


Situation Update for Tuesday, Aug. 18

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 359 new cases of COVID-19 today, and nine new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s total to 66,061 cases and 1,721 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,287 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 7,351 were health care workers. Over 1.273 million tests have been administered…


‘An agonizing decision:’ District sets plan for back-to-school

Bemidji Area Schools have determined their back-to-school plan for this fall. During their four-and-a-half-hour meeting last night, board members unanimously voted to send elementary students back to full in-person classes, and middle and high school students would use a hybrid model. Two motions were withdrawn before the final motion was voted upon, as board members…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Aug. 17

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Aug. 17. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Weapons Offenses, 11:20 p.m. Officers responded to a shots fired complaint on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. One adult male arrested. Assault, 10:49 p.m. Officers responded to…


Drowning at Clearwater Dam

An 18-year-old woman drowned at the Clearwater Dam yesterday afternoon. According to the release from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, a group of children were swimming in the river near the dam when some were caught in the turbulent water, which had higher levels than usual due to the heavy rains. According to the report,…

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