Daily Archives: February 19, 2021


Situation Update for Friday, Feb. 19

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,001 new COVID-19 cases today and eight new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 477,287 and the death toll to 6,412. Of all deaths, 4,029 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,392 were health care workers. Today was the first day…


More than one million vaccinated in the state, weather issues stall additional shipments

Minnesotans have received more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Tim Walz announced today. The state reported 1,016,210 doses had been administered as of today’s official report. In all, 728,081 Minnesotans had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 286,543 had completed the two-dose series. The Minnesota Department of Health reported…


Three protesters arrested in Wadena County

Three pipeline protesters were arrested Thursday in Wadena County for trespassing. According to a release from the Northern Lights Task Force, law enforcement responded to a report of 30 people demonstrating with some climbing on equipment and pipes at an Enbridge work site. Most of the demonstrators got off the equipment upon law enforcement arrival,…


Vote now for your favorite snowplow names

Voting began Thursday on MnDOT’s “Name a Snowplow” contest. Nearly 24,000 name suggestions were submitted, and now everyone can vote on up to eight potential names among 50 finalists. Potential snowplow names include “Giiwedin,” the Ojibwe word for north wind, “Spirit of ’91” and “Lake SnowBeGone.” In tribute to Minnesota-born musicians, “The Truck Formerly Known…


Two injured in crash near Nevis

Two were injured in a crash near Nevis Thursday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Kia SUV, driven by 36-year-old Christina Mountjoy of Park Rapids, was westbound on Highway 34 when an eastbound GMC truck crossed the centerline and struck the Kia. Mountjoy was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the…


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, Feb. 18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Feb. 18. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 8:37 p.m. Officer responded to the report of a male yelling in the hallway of an apartment building on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. The…

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