Daily Archives: September 14, 2020

Neilson Reise reopening discussions continue, firefighters sent out west and mutual aid discussed during council work session

The Bemidji City Council held three discussions during their work session Monday evening. The first item was a mutual aid agreement with neighboring law enforcement agencies ahead of the planned presidential visit this Friday. This item passed unanimously. According to Chief of Police Mike Mastin, the mutual aid agreement should not result in the city…

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Situation Update for Monday, Sept. 14

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 643 new cases of COVID-19 today and three new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 84,949 cases and 1,922 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,398 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 9,201 were health care workers. Over 1.724 million tests have been administered…

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Sen. Smith introduces legislation to assist childcare providers

Minnesota’s Senator Tina Smith recently introduced bipartisan legislation to assist child care providers. The legislation includes provisions such as improving air filtration systems, reimbursing sanitizing costs, as well as hazard pay for employees. The region, state and nation is facing a childcare shortage. Last year, Beltrami County had 226 infant slots in daycares, and Sanford…

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Highway 371 set to be resurfaced

Highway 371 will be under road construction starting next Monday. According to MnDOT, Highway 371 from Hackensack to Highway 200 will be resurfaced, and drivers can expect lane closures, pilot cars and short-term delays. The $1.1 million project is expected to last through mid-October, weather permitting. The project website can be found here.  

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Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 9/11-9/13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 Burglary, 5:10 p.m. Officer responded to the 1100 block of Irvine Ave. NW on report of a burglary. Theft, 9:16 a.m. Report…

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