Daily Archives: September 17, 2020


Additional road closures ahead of POTUS visit

From Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel On Thursday,  the US Secret Service expanded its exclusionary zone for the POTUS visit to Bemidji. In addition to the exclusionary zone expansion announced yesterday, traffic will be restricted to local traffic only on Adams Ave. (County Road 11) at 15th St NW (County Road 6) north to US…


Reminders ahead of Trump’s planned visit

During the Bemidji Airport Authority meeting Wednesday, participants discussed the upcoming presidential visit. No parking will be allowed within the vicinity of the airport, and attendees will be shuttled in from a to-be-announced location. Participants, after screening, will be given hand sanitizer, a mask and a bottle of water. The Trump campaign will be supplying…


Situation Update for Thursday, Sept. 17

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 931 new cases of COVID-19 and nine new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 86,722 cases and 1,942 deaths. Of those deaths, 1,408 were residents of long-term care or 9,assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 9,344 were health care workers. Over 19,700 tests were completed yesterday, with 1.763…


Drive-up flu vaccines now available at Sanford

Sanford Bemidji will offer drive-up flu vaccines by appointment this fall. According to a release, these drive-up vaccines are available through Nov. 1, and patients should call 333-4710 to make an appointment. “With COVID-19 and influenza sharing similar symptoms—fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills and muscle aches—it is more important than ever that we…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Sept. 16

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Sept. 16. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 11:18 p.m. Report of intoxicated male keeping his children from sleeping on 3rd St. SE. Officer gave male a courtesy ride to a family member’s residence. DWI,…

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