Daily Archives: November 5, 2020


Situation Update for Thursday, Nov. 5

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 3,872 new confirmed and 84 new probable cases today, bringing the state’s total case counts to 163,929 confirmed and 936 probable cases. Twenty-five new COVID deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,555. Of those deaths, 1,777 were residents of long-term care or assisted living…


Bemidji Blotter: 11/3-11/4

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 4. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4 Welfare Check, 7:45 p.m. Officer conducted welfare check on individuals on the 1900 block of Bemidji Ave. N. One male arrested for…


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

During the Bemidji City Council meeting earlier this week, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht proclaimed the week of November 15th through the 22nd as “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.”’ In the proclamation, Albrecht said, “Food and housing insecurity continue to be a serious problem in our community,” and commended the organizations providing assistance to these families…


Voters say “no” to operating referendum, Bemidji School Board gains one new member

In the Bemidji School District, the top three finishers are incumbent Jeff Haack, gaining 9,758 votes, incumbent Ann Long Voelkner, gaining 9,449 votes, and Gabriel Warren, earning 8,212 votes. Voters did not approve of the School District’s operating referendum, with 11,725 voting against, about 60 percent, and 7,851, about 40 percent, voted in favor. Superintendent…

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