Daily Archives: November 20, 2020

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New therapy drug for COVID-19

A new type of therapy drug that has been shown to decrease the need for hospitalizations and emergency department visits in COVID-19 patients is now available in Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has started distribution of bamlanivimab, a new drug for treating mild and moderate COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. HHS…

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Two arrested in Line 3 protest

Two were arrested Wednesday after locking themselves to excavating equipment. According to a release, the self-proclaimed “water protectors” attempted to prevent work on an Enbridge pump station in Two Inlets. The two arrestees are both from St. Paul, Minn. Last week, the Minnesota DNR finished the approval of 10 permits Enbridge required to proceed with…

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“Perilously close” to hospital capacity

As Minnesota prepares for a four-week “pause” on gatherings and social activities, Gov. Tim Walz hosted another press conference Thursday afternoon, which featured many medical providers. CEO of Allina Health Dr. Penny Wheeler said that this pause will give health care workers the reprieve they need to take care of Minnesotans. The latest restrictions go…

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Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, Nov. 19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Nov. 19. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft, 5:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a stolen trailer on the 900 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Officers located the trailer in the dealership lot it…

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Situation Update for Friday, Nov. 20

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 6,812 new COVID-19 cases today, with 6,500 new confirmed and 312 new probable cases, bringing the state’s total case count to 256,700, with 252,716 confirmed and 3,984 probable cases. Sixty-eight new COVID deaths were reported today, bringing the state’s death toll to 3,150. Forty-four of today’s deaths were…

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