Daily Archives: November 19, 2020

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Situation Update for Thursday, Nov. 19

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 7,877 new infections of COVID-19 today, a new single-day record, with 7,589 new confirmed and 288 new probable cases, bringing the state’s case total to 249,906, with 246,227 confirmed cases and 3,679 probable cases. Seventy-two COVID deaths were reported today, a new single-day record, bringing the state’s death…

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Wadena insurance agent charged with mail fraud

A Wadena insurance agent was charged with mail fraud by federal indictment. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 56-year-old John Paulson owned and operated an independent insurance agency, and between 2011 and 2018, engaged in a scheme to defraud by stealing money he collected from his clients for their insurance premiums. The…

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Walz announces four week pause on gatherings, sports, and dining at restaurants

Gov. Tim Walz announced new restrictions during a press conference Wednesday night, where he explained the exponential growth of new COVID infections in the state. The new restrictions through Friday, Dec. 18 are: in-person social gatherings with people outside the household are prohibited; bars and restaurants will have take-out and delivery services only; gyms, fitness…

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Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Nov. 18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Nov. 18. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 10:07 p.m. Traffic stop on the 2100 block of Washington Ave. S, driver arrested for DWI. Assault, 6:52 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an assault with…

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