Daily Archives: February 9, 2021

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Jourdain wins at-large seat

Dan Jourdain appears to be the victor of the Bemidji City Council at-large race. According to unofficial results for the special election to fill the vacancy, Jourdain won 524 votes in total compared to Dave Larson’s 410. Jourdain beat Larson by 26 votes in the special election and by 88 votes from absentee ballots. Votes…

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Situation Update for Tuesday, Feb. 9

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 586 new COVID-19 cases today and six new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 469,254 cases and the death toll to 6,308. Of all deaths, 3,977 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,019 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after…

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Federal court denies injunction to delay Line 3

A federal court will not stop the construction of the Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The Red Lake and White Earth Nations, and environmental groups such as Earth Justice and the Sierra Club, filed a lawsuit in December seeking a preliminary injunction on a water permit issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers. US…

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Three arrested in Cass County drug bust

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office made a series of arrests Monday related to a drug investigation. According to a release, a traffic stop in Pine River led to the arrest of one passenger, 43-year-old Theresa Mead of Pine River, for violating the terms of her probation. Another passenger, 49-year-old William Smetana, was arrested for drug…

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Special election for Bemidji today

The special election to fill the vacant at-large Bemidji City Council seat is today. Each ward’s residents can vote in their respective polling sites, and the two vying for the seat are former at-large council member Dave Larson and political newcomer Dan Jourdain. In-person voting on Tuesday will be in each ward’s respective polling site…

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Sanford Center receives DEED grant

Bemidji’s Sanford Event Center was the recipient of a round of DEED grants aimed at convention centers and movie theaters. According to a release, Sanford Center will receive $305,000, as part of $4.6 million in convention center relief grants. “Convention centers and movie theaters are an important part of our economy that has been severely…

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Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Feb. 8

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Feb. 8. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 10:32 p.m. Two males removed from the LEC lobby for consuming alcohol and smoking. Animal, 7:44 p.m. Caller reported barking dog left out in sub-zero temps for…

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