Daily Archives: January 7, 2021

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Situation Update for Thursday, Jan. 7

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 2,004 new cases of COVID-19 today and 44 new deaths, bringing the state’s case count to 429,570 and the death toll to 5,572. Of all deaths, 3,576 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 33,396 were health care workers. Today’s data comes from…

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Newly-elected Rep. Michelle Fischbach objects to election results

Minnesota’s Seventh District Representative Michelle Fischbach joined one other in the state’s congressional delegation to object the electoral college votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. Fischbach’s district includes the most of the city of Bemidji, and the area to the west. Beltrami County, according to election results, largely voted for former Rep. Collin Peterson, despite the…

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Several injured in Becker County crash

Several were injured in a crash in Becker County Tuesday. According to a release, 41-year-old Amanda Littlewolf of Bena was traveling on a county road near Highway 34 when she hit an approach and struck a tree. The airbags deployed in her 2020 Chrysler Voyager before the vehicle came to a rest. Littlewolf and four…

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Pro-Trump group storms the U.S. Capitol

Photo credit: Associated Press, Jose Luis Magana The world watched in horror as pro-Trump supporters stormed the United State’s Capitol Wednesday afternoon. The last breach of the building was over 200 years ago, during the War of 1812’s Battle of Bladensburg on Aug. 24, 1814, when the British burned the Capitol as well as the…

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Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Jan. 6

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Jan. 6. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 10:21 p.m. Report of intoxicated driver on the 6800 block of Hamilton Park NW. Male arrested for DWI. Assault, 11:17 a.m. Report of a male with a knife…

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