Daily Archives: January 28, 2021


Situation Update for Thursday, Jan. 28

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,335 new COVID-19 cases today and 16 new deaths, bringing the state’s case count to 458,633 and the death toll to 6,140. Of all deaths, 3,900 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 35,873 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after nearly…


Puposky woman injured in crash

A Puposky woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 89 Wednesday evening. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 25-year-old Angelica Nelson of Puposky was southbound on Highway 89 when a northbound Honda Civic made contact with her Ford Explorer. The Explorer rolled after it left the highway. Nelson was treated…


Sherwood named new Bemidji Fire Chief

Justin Sherwood recently accepted the Fire Chief position at the Bemidji Fire Department. Former Chief David Hoefer retired at the end of last year, while Sherwood was captain. Chris Loebs will now be interim captain, and the department is looking to hire another full-time firefighter. Sherwood has 16 years of experience with the Bemidji Fire…


BSU Alumni Foundation donates items for Neilson Place

Staffers from Bemidji State University’s Alumni and Foundation recently donated items to Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota. According to a release, the items will support the daily care and comfort of residents at Neilson Place. Pictured, from left: Brett Bahr, BSU director of alumni relations; Adam Coe, director of long-term care; Alice Stark-Anderson, long-term…


Grossell chief author of six bills

The Minnesota Legislature has been in session for about a month, and area representatives are putting their names on a number of bills, as committee deadlines were announced yesterday. Representative Matt Grossell (R-Clearbrook) is chief author of six bills. Four of the bills relate to the sentences of sex offenders. One of these focuses on…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Jan. 27. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 10:16 p.m. Traffic stop on Stoner Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. SE. Driver arrested for DWI. Dead Body, 10:20 a.m. Dead body response at the 1800 block of 30th…

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