Daily Archives: October 13, 2020


Level three sex offender address change

A risk level three sex offender changed addresses on Monday, Oct. 12. According to a release from the Bemidji Police Department, Jeffrey Thomas Ballek, 54, moved to the 600 block of 4th St. NW. The fact sheet says that 20 years ago, Ballek was arrested for engaging in sexual contact against two known, female children….


Situation Update for Tuesday, Oct. 13

The Minnesota Department of Health recorded 1,150 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the state’s case total to 114,574, and reported seven new deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,151. Of those deaths, 1,524 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 11,773 were health care workers. Over 2.355 million…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Oct. 12

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Oct. 12. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Suspicious, 10:22 p.m. Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity on the 300 block of 9th St. NW. One adult male arrested for a warrant. Assist, 8:54 p.m….

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