Daily Archives: February 24, 2021


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….


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…


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…


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…


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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