Daily Archives: October 15, 2020


Situation Update for Thursday, Oct. 15

The Minnesota Department of Health today reported 1,108 new cases via a PCR-positive test, and 61 probable cases from the new antigen tests. Cumulative case totals are 116,865 confirmed by PCR, and another 241 probable cases confirmed by antigen testing. The state reported 19 new deaths today, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,199. Of…


Minnesota House passes bonding bill

After six months of debate and deliberation, the Minnesota House last night passed a nearly $1.9 billion borrowing package, which includes over $10.1 million in funds for Bemidji’s water treatment plant. The bill is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor today. Rep. John Persell (DFL-Bemidji) voted in favor of the package Wednesday night,…


MnDOT announces Safe Routes to Schools grants

Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. SRTS “Boost” grants support existing SRTS work, like adding bicycles to schools to improve physical education curriculum or addressing a…


Today is the last day to submit Census response

Today is the last day to submit responses for this year’s Census. According to a release, Minnesota is leading the nation in self-response rate., which State Demographer Susan Brower hopes will allow us to retain Minnesota’s eight Congressional seats, and assure the proper allocation of over $24 billion in federal funds to support schools, hospitals,…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Oct. 14

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Oct. 14. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 11:13 p.m. Traffic stop on Delton Ave. and 26th St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI. Suspicious, 8:47 p.m. Officer spoke to a male who requested extra patrol on…

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