Daily Archives: August 31, 2020

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Meet the Candidates for MN Senate District 5

Featured photo, from left: Rita Albrecht and Justin Eichorn. Graphic courtesy of Eric Callagan. Minnesota’s Senate District 5 represents a portion of Beltrami, Itasca and Cass Counties. Incumbent Republican Senator Justin Eichorn faces a challenge for the seat from DFL-endorsed candidate and current Bemidji mayor Rita Albrecht. RITA ALBRECHT Rita Albrecht has served as Bemidji’s…

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Situation Update for Monday, Aug. 31

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 679 new cases of COVID-19 today, and one new COVID-related death, bringing the state’s totals to 75,864 cases and 1,817 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,339 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 8,309 were health care workers. Almost 1.5 million tests have been completed…

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Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 8/27-8/30

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Aug. 27, to Sunday, Aug. 30. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, AUG. 30 Suspicious, 4:26 p.m. Impaired female complaining about a broken window to her residence that was reported months earlier. She called later to…

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Back to School

News Director Larissa Donovan has been compiling and summarizing back to school plans for area schools and districts. Bemidji Area School Board finalized an in-person elementary, hybrid model for middle and high school students during their August board meeting. Bemidji Area Charter Schools will also largely use the hybrid model. In northern Beltrami County, almost…

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