Daily Archives: December 15, 2020


Situation Update for Tuesday, Dec. 15

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 2,340 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case count to 384,164 and the death toll to 4,483. Of all deaths, 2,928 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 28,954 were health care workers. Over 32,000 COVID tests were…


Crash near Motley kills one

A Lakeville woman was killed in a crash near Motley Friday evening. According to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ramsey man was northbound on Highway 64 when he struck a pedestrian in his lane. The killed pedestrian was identified as 29-year-old Alexa Hokeness. Sixty-nine-year-old Leland Baldwin of Ramsey was not injured. Alcohol…


Legislators pass COVID-19 relief

The Minnesota Legislature appears to have struck a deal on providing COVID-19 relief. The DFL-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate have agreed on a $216 million package that provides relief to businesses impacted by the latest COVID shutdowns as well as a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits for affected workers. Speaker of the House Melissa…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Dec. 14

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Dec. 14. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Accident, 8:01 p.m. Officers responded to the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW on report of a hit and run accident. Disorderly Conduct, 3:40 p.m. Officers responded to…

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