Daily Archives: February 23, 2021


Situation Update for Tuesday, Feb. 23

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 513 new cases of COVID-19 today and one new death, bringing the state’s case total to 480,091 and the death toll to 6,434. Of all deaths, 4,038 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,505 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after…


Over 60 new students in BSU’s Nursing Program

Sixty-three students were officially welcomed into Bemidji State University’s four-year track nursing program during an induction ceremony held over the weekend. According to a release, the socially-distanced ceremony in the Beaux Arts Ballroom allowed students to celebrate their achievements while following COVID-19 guidelines. The student nurses had their name badges ceremonially affixed to their nursing…


Bemidji woman injured in rollover crash

A Bemidji woman was injured in a rollover crash on Highway 89 Monday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford Econoline van was taking the ramp from the southbound lane of 89 when it lost control and rolled into the ditch, landing on the roof. The 66-year-old driver of the van, Patricia Zbikowski,…


Snowmobiler injured in Paul Bunyan State Forest

Featured photo submitted by the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office. An Albany man was injured in a snowmobile crash in the Paul Bunyan State Forest Saturday afternoon. According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and medical staff responded to the Steamboat Forest Road in Thorpe Township and found the injured 70-year-old rider, who was down…


Bemidji School Board moves ahead with proposal to close Central Elementary, reconfigure other buildings

The Bemidji School District will continue to look at the cost saving measures of reconfiguring three district buildings. The board passed a resolution unanimously that would direct staff to examine the school boundaries for neighborhood schools as the district plans to move students and most teachers out of Central Elementary, the district’s longest-running school. The…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, Feb. 22

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Feb. 22. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Property Damage, 4:30 p.m. Officer took a property damage report on the 100 block of Lincoln Ave. SE. Theft, 2:33 p.m. Report of stolen vehicle on the 1100 block…

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