Daily Archives: September 24, 2020


Situation Update for Thursday, Sept. 24

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 995 new cases of COVID-19 today and three new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 93,012 cases and a death toll of 1,988. Of those deaths, 1,435 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 9,930 were health care workers. Over 21,000 tests…


Highway 371 resurfacing to be completed on Friday

Crews will complete milling and paving operations at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 371 this Friday beginning at 3:00 a.m., with plans of completion by afternoon. Striping and rumble strips will be installed throughout the week next week. Motorists on Highway 371 will experience lane closures, pilot cars and short-term delays. MnDOT expects…


30 NTC students awarded over $37,000 in scholarships

The Northwest Technical College Foundation awarded $37,500 in scholarships to students at a virtual ceremony earlier this month. According to a release, these scholarships help students with education expenses as they fulfill their educational goals. Around 30 students were awarded scholarships and most received $1,000 scholarships. Almost half of the scholarships went to students who…


$3 million grant to create jobs in Red Lake

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to construct the tribe’s Adaawe-Wigamig Business Center. “The Trump Administration is committed to boosting entrepreneurship efforts and small business ownership in Native American communities,” said Secretary…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Sept. 23

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Sept. 23. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop, 11:47 p.m. Traffic stop on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 71 NW. Adult female arrested for DWI and driving after revocation. Traffic Stop, 10:36 p.m. Traffic stop…

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