Daily Archives: February 24, 2021

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Situation Update for Wednesday, Feb. 24

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 761 new COVID-19 cases today and nine new deaths, bringing the case total to 480,845 and the death toll to 6,443. Two of today’s reported deaths were in a long-term care or assisted living facility. Of all deaths, 4,040 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities….

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New SNAP program partnership with General Mills

Governor Tim Walz announced a new healthy foods outreach campaign to help Minnesota families struggling amid the pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is collaborating with General Mills to develop a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  campaign focused on helping families with children who’ve struggled over the past year. “No family should go hungry in…

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HUD awards grants to area HRAs

The federal Housing and Urban Development department recently awarded $39 million to preserve public housing in the state. According to a release, the annual grants allow public housing authorities to build, renovate and modernize community public housing. The HRA in Bemidji received over $234,000, in Bagley, over $60,000, in Cass Lake, over $101,000, in Park…

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Six-year-old killed in snowmobile crash

A six-year-old girl was killed in a snowmobile crash Monday in Federal Dam. According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, a 35-year-old woman was operating the 2004 SkiDoo in a residential yard when she struck a stump, launching the machine down an embankment toward Leech Lake and into a tree. CPR and…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Feb. 23

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Feb. 23. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Suspicious, 9:09 p.m. Report of male bleeding from his hand on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. The unknown male was unable to be located. Assault, 5:33 p.m….

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