Daily Archives: October 19, 2020


Situation Update for Monday, Oct. 19

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,616 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16 new probably cases, bringing the state’s confirmed case total to 124,135 and probable total to 304. Five new COVID deaths were reported in the state, bringing the death toll to 2,239. Of those deaths, 1,578 were residents of long-term care or…


DEA Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

This Saturday, local law enforcement will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to a release, expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medication can be brought to the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center and dropped off in a red collection box in the lobby. Now in its tenth year, DEA…


Federal officials visit White Earth school

Although the Circle of Life Academy is currently closed to students for in-school learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the school opened its doors for Katharine MacGregor, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) last Thursday. COLA is a Bureau of Indian Education grant school, and offers a comprehensive K-12 culturally-based education programs…


GOP candidates back out of local debate

Last week, the Bemidji Chapter of the League of Women Voters held a series of candidate debates for both local and legislative offices. Some Republican legislative candidates and incumbents opted out of participation. In a letter, signed by District 5 Senator Justin Eichorn, District 2 Senator Paul Utke, and candidate for House 5A Matt Bliss,…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 10/16-10/18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 18. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, OCT. 18 Property Damage, 7:18 a.m. Property damage to building on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Welfare Check, 2:49 a.m. Officers responded…

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