Daily Archives: December 10, 2020

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MnDOT accepting comment on pedestrian plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on a plan to address pedestrian safety needs across the state. The public can submit comment on the plan through Jan. 11. “Our state’s quality of life depends on creating safe places for people to walk—to work, to the doctor, to the grocery store, anywhere. We know safety…

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Echternach elected to national utilities board

The president and CEO of the Beltrami Electric Cooperative was recently elected to a national utilities board. According to a release, Jared Echternach earned the seat for the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation for District 6, which represents Minnesota and the Dakotas. “I’m honored and humbled to have been elected by my peers to…

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Two teens injured in Clearwater County crash

Two teenagers from Fargo were injured in a crash Wednesday evening in Clearwater County. According to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol, 19-year-old Britt Names was northbound on Highway 200 when he drifted into the west ditch, striking a culvert before flipping the Chevy Trailblazer onto its side. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries…

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Unemployment benefits for high school workers

High school students whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for retroactive unemployment benefits. “Youthprise is pleased DEED is moving forward with issuing PUA benefits to eligible high schools students. We will continue coordinating with DEED to ensure every eligible high school student receives the benefits of which they are entitled.” said…

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Dr. Swank Talks Covid Vaccines On Chatabout

Assistant News Director Kev Jackson visited with Sanford Bemidji’s Vice President of clinics and pediatrician Dr. Colleen Swank. Dr. Swank says there are 10 COVID-19 vaccines in the works, and two of them, one by Pfizer and another by Moderna, are expected to approved this month. Pfizer’s was approved today. Dr. Swank warns the community…

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Situation Update for Thursday, Dec. 10

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 3.523 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative total to 367,218. Eighty-nine new COVID-19 deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 4,198. Of those deaths, 2,767 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 27,057 were health care workers. Over 43,000…

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Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Dec. 9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Dec. 9. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Medical, 7:05 p.m. Officers responded to a drug overdose on the 1300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Theft, 6:58 p.m. Reported theft of a package on the 300 block…

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