Daily Archives: February 1, 2021

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Situation Update for Monday, Feb. 1

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 727 new COVID-19 cases and two new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 462,528 and the death toll to 6,202. Of all deaths, 3,930 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 36,532 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after over…

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Congresswoman Omar visits Line 3 protest camps

Featured photo: Omar, left, at the RailRiverFolkSchool on Saturday, Jan. 30.  Congresswoman Ilhan Omar visited northern Minnesota over the weekend. Omar represents a metro district, but made her way across the protest camps along the Line 3 route. The visit was arranged by Giniw Collective, a self-proclaimed water protector organization. “If the Walz administration won’t…

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Launch of telecommuter incentive program announced

Greater Bemidji is launching a new relocation incentive package for telecommuters. According to a release, 218 Relocate can offer telecommuters who apply and meet criteria up to $2,500 in reimbursable moving expenses, one year membership to LaunchPad, and teleworking support and tools. “In Bemidji, you are able to strike the perfect work-life balance,” said Erin…

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Red Lake reiterates opposition to Line 3

The Red Lake Tribal Council is reaffirming its opposition of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project. In a public notice to band members, Chairman Darrel Seki says the Red Lake Band is challenging permits in various courts. In the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the band is challenging three permits issued by the Public Utilities Commission:…

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Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 1/29-1/31

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Jan. 29, to Sunday, Jan. 31. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JAN. 31 Suspicious, 11:10 p.m. Officer responded to a suspicious male in a dumpster on the 200 block of 3rd St. NW. Subject was…

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