Daily Archives: January 13, 2021


Situation Update for Wednesday, Jan. 13

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,504 new COVID-19 infections today and 50 new COVID deaths, bringing the case count to 440,354 and the death toll to 5,774. Of all deaths, 3,693 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 34,275 were health care workers. About 24,000 tests were completed…


AUDIO: NMAW Center Director Margot Kelsey discusses treatment, Narcan, as overdose deaths spike

As overdose deaths spike in the region, Northern Minnesota Addiction Wellness Center director Margot Kelsey says anyone can access the life-saving drug Narcan within the state of Minnesota from their local pharmacy. Kelsey’s treatment center provides both in patient and outpatient services, with more programs than just the traditional 12 step recovery program. For more…


Millions of COVID vaccines released by HHS

The incoming Biden administration is releasing COVID vaccines that were being held back by the Trump administration for unknown reasons, meaning more Minnesotans will be able to get vaccinated sooner. According to a release, Gov. Tim Walz and eight other governors requested the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to release the millions of…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 12

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Jan. 12. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Security Check, 10:53 p.m. Security check on an open door on the 100 block of 1st St. W. Verbal warning for trespass. Theft, 4:57 p.m. An individual reported a…

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