Daily Archives: August 24, 2020

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Two injured in Bemidji area crash

Two were injured in a Saturday crash just south of Bemidji. According to the report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Jeep Renegade pulled out in front of a Ford Taurus near the Highway 2 ramp around 1:40 p.m. The Taurus was southbound on Highway 71. A 50-year-old passenger of the Jeep, Wendy Furman of…

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Situation Update for Monday, Aug. 24

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 717 new cases of COVID-19 today, and four new COVID-related deaths, bringing the totals to 70,298 cases and 1,771 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,313 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 7,789 were health care workers. Over 1.386 million tests have been administered since…

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Moorhead man killed in motorcycle crash

A Moorhead man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Becker County. According to a release from Sheriff Todd Glander, deputies responded to the scene northeast of Lake Park around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The driver, identified as 45-year-old Eric Jeffrey Leroux of Moorhead, was found unresponsive. Life saving measures were unsuccessful…

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BSU and NTC awarded grant to help underserved students

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College have been awarded nearly $500,000 through the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief grant funding for a project to deliver technology for distance learning to students in need. The three-year, $499,932 grant was written and submitted by American Indian Resource Center Executive Director Chrissy Koch; BSU Chief Information Officer Dr….

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Bemidji woman pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

A Bemidji woman entered not guilty pleas on counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and simple robbery. According to the criminal complaints, in February, two women and two men conspired to rob 20-year-old Antonio Parkhurst at a Minnesota Avenue address. Parkhurst was armed and when two masked men rushed him. He fired two shots,…

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BSU Move-in Day

Move-in day at Bemidji State University took place last Thursday, but it was far less busy than usual. On-campus living has been limited to 500 students for the semester, who have on-campus academic or athletic experiences, according to a release. Orientation and Welcome Week included a number of virtual events for students. Current guidance directs…

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Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 8/20-8/23

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 23. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, AUG. 23 Assault, 8:09 p.m. An individual reported a young child had ben struck by another child with a stick on the 900 block of…

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