Daily Archives: February 3, 2021

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Situation Update for Wednesday, Feb. 3

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 669 new COVID-19 cases today and 24 new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 463,766 and the death toll to 6,234. Of all deaths, 3,946 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 36,705 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after…

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AUDIO: Winkler discusses legalizing marijuana

The Minnesota House is introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. According to House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, the bill will work to right some past wrongs of the war on drugs, such as expunging the records of those convicted of marijuana offenses, as well as introducing new tax revenue for the state’s coffers which Winkler expects…

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Bemidji woman injured in Hubbard crash

A Bemidji woman was injured in a crash south of Bemidji Tuesday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 82-year-old Carol Winans was heading south on Highway 71 when she struck an F150 attempting to cross the highway on County Rd. 9. Winans was driving a Honda Accord, and Bemidji Ambulance treated her injuries at the…

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Bemidji teen injured in crash with semi

A Bemidji teenager was injured in a crash Tuesday near Turtle River. According to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol, the 16-year-old driver was northbound on Highway 71 when he attempted to turn left in front of a southbound 2019 International tractor/trailer. The two vehicles collided at the intersection of Wildwood Rd. NE and…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Feb. 2

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Feb. 2. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 9:29 p.m. Officers assisted BCSO with vehicle in the ditch on Division St. W and Highway 2 NW. Driver arrested for DWI. Disturbing the Peace, 5:39 p.m. Officer…

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Protesters urged to stay out of pipeline trenches

The Northern Lights Task Force has issued a release highlighting the dangers of trenches. In recent weeks, protesters have entered the trench area of the Line 3 pipeline, causing potential dangers to the workers, the protesters and possible rescue personnel. There are about 25 deaths a year from trench accidents across the country, with many…

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