Daily Archives: October 21, 2020


Situation Update for Wednesday, Oct. 21

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 1,068 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 probable cases, for a total of 126,262 confirmed COVID cases and 329 probable cases as of Wednesday. Thirty-five deaths were reported in the state today, bringing the death toll to 2,281. Of those deaths, 1,608 were residents of long-term care or assisted…


Bonding bill to be signed into law today

Gov. Tim Walz announced he will sign the “Local Jobs and Projects Plan” into law this afternoon. The plan includes what is commonly referred to as the bonding bill, and grants the City of Bemidji over $10.1 million for a water treatment plant already under construction. The bonding package also includes dollars for the Northwest…


Four arrested after search near Cass Lake

Four were arrested after a drug bust in Cass Lake Monday. According to a release from the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, they, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for illegal drugs just south of Cass Lake. Officers located heroin, prescription pills, methamphetamine…


‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ returns to Bemidji Theaters

The film Neither Wolf Nor Dog ,based on Minnesota author Kent Nerburn’s book of the same name, will return to the Bemidji Theaters Friday, Oct. 30, for a special encore screening. According to a release, the film’s journey began at Bemidji’s CEC Theaters almost four years ago. Based on the best-selling Native American novel, written…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Oct. 20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Oct. 20. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Accident, 9:05 p.m. Reportedly driverless car crashed at intersection of 11th St. and Mississippi Ave. NW. Several cited for minor consume. Medical, 2:22 p.m. Officers responded to a possible…

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