Daily Archives: November 19, 2020


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…


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…


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…


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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