Daily Archives: December 21, 2020


Ice thickness reminder from DNR

With the kickoff of the ice fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds new and veteran anglers alike of their responsibility to keep themselves safe and to be a considerate member of the ice angling community. Some of Minnesota’s most popular winter fisheries, such as Upper Red Lake, have drawn remarkably high numbers…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/18-12/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Dec. 18, to Sunday, Dec. 20. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, DEC. 20 DWI, 10:36 p.m. Officer stopped a vehicle on Anne St. and Minnesota Ave. NW for multiple infractions. Driver arrested for DUI. DWI,…


Situation Update for Monday, Dec. 21

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,998 new COVID-19 infections today and 22 new deaths, bringing the case count to 399,311 and the death toll to 4,872. Of all deaths, 3,160 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 30,569 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Today’s…


Several protestors arrested on Enbridge property

Several were arrested last week for allegedly trespassing on Enbridge property near Palisade. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, a man was staying in a tree platform 30 feet from the ground that was reportedly connected to a cable that blocked Enbridge’s leased right of way. “The situation required a response…


Contractor dies at Enbridge site near Hill City

Enbridge Energy said work was paused at a construction yard in Hill City after a fatal accident Friday morning involving a contractor. Enbridge spokeswoman Juli Kellner said authorities were at the scene and working to notify the victim’s family. Kellner said, “safety standards and protocols were reinforced as work paused across the project for a…

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