Daily Archives: October 4, 2020

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Bemidji firefighters home from Oregon

The twelve Minnesota firefighters from Minnesota Task Force 2 have returned home safely. They arrived home late Thursday afternoon after a 12-day fire assignment on the Slater fire. The task force included members of Bemidji and Crosslake Fire Departments. Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer led the Task Force. Photo courtesy of the city of Bemidji….

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SItuation Update for Sunday, Oct. 4

On Sunday, Oct. 4, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,048 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 103,826 and a death toll of 2,080. Of those deaths, 1,486 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 10,815 were health care workers. Over…

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Watch for farm vehicle traffic this harvest

The Minnesota Department of Transportation asks drivers to be aware of large, slow-moving farm equipment this harvest season. “Farm equipment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. The machines also make wide turns and sometimes cross over the centerline,” said the release. “They also can create large…

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No officer fired weapons in incident with armed suspect

A 28-year-old Bemidji man is facing charges after firing a gun toward law enforcement in an incident Thursday. According to the release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, law enforcement used a Taser and did not use their firearms to bring the suspect into custody. Law enforcement responded to the 17,000 block of Highway 89…

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