Daily Archives: August 26, 2020


Situation Update for Wednesday, Aug. 26

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 542 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new COVID-related deaths today, bringing the totals to 71,236 positive cases and 1,793 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,325 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 7,933 were health care workers. Over 1.4 million tests have been completed…


MnDOT celebrating 30 years of Adopt a Highway

MnDOT’s “Adopt a Highway” program is celebrating 30 years of volunteers picking up litter along state highways. According to a release, more than 3,800 volunteer groups spent an estimated 272,000 hours cleaning roadway ditches last year, picking up 40,000 bags of trash across the state, which translates to $7 million in realized benefit. Of the…


Sanford Bagley commissions new ambulance

Sanford Bagley Medical Center recently received and commissioned its first new ambulance. According to a release, the new ambulance was funded through the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota Foundation’s fund for the project, which has raised almost $120,000, and the hospital was able to retire its 22-year-old ambulance from its fleet. “We are very grateful…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Aug. 25

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Aug. 25. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 10:35 p.m. Multiple callers reported hearing yelling on the 200 block of Juniper Ln. NW. Officers spoke to two subjects and confirmed they were only having a very…

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