Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

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Bagley School Board to opt for distance learning at high school, cites lack of paraprofessionals

The Bagley School Board voted Aug. 22 on a learning model to begin the school year, but that plan changed today, which Bagley Superintendent Erich Heise accredits to a lack of paraprofessional staff. “When the School Board voted to open the year with in-person learning on August 22, we had five vacant para-educator positions,” wrote…

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Situation Update for Wednesday, Sept. 2

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 761 new cases of COVID-19 today and attributes seven new deaths to the viral disease, bringing the state’s totals to 77,085 cases and 1,830 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,345 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 8,445 were health care workers. Over 1.525 million…

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Shriners make donation to Children’s Hospital

Pictured, from left: Bill Batchelder, Treasurer; Joe Dunn, Shrine Bowl Chairman; Michael Smith, Shriner; Roger Schmidt, President; Richard Labraaten, Shriner. Submitted Bemidji Headwaters Shrine Club recently donated $8,106 to Shriners Children’s Hospital. These funds, according to a release, were made possible by the contributions of Bemidji and surrounding area businesses. For information on becoming a…

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Project for Change announces Labor Day rally

A local nonprofit, non-partisan group is planning a “Protest to Policy to Progress” rally at Paul Bunyan Park this Monday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. According to a release, the rally will feature speakers that will address social justice issues. “In light of the continued police violence occurring across the country, Project for…

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Red Alert RESTART lights up Bemidji

Featured graphic: On the left, the Sanford Center, with NLFX Professional’s lighting display on the right. Graphic and photography courtesy of Eric Callagan. The Sanford Event Center, NLFX Professionals, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and smaller music venues such as Steve Ross’s Flying Dog Studio, set up red lights to bring awareness to the struggling arts…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Sept. 1

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Sept. 1. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Agency Assist, 9:02 p.m. Assist Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office in attempting to locate a late/missing private pilot on N. Plantagenet Rd. SW. Referred to Cass County for last known…

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