Daily Archives: March 1, 2021


Situation Update for Monday, March 1

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 636 new COVID cases today and three new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 485,230 and the death toll to 6,486. Of all deaths, 4,057 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,811 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after around…


Bemidji Airport receives $1 million grant

Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach announced a grant worth over a million dollars to the Bemidji Regional Airport. According to a release, the grant is funded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program. “I am pleased to announce this grant for the Bemidji Regional Airport – a critical transportation hub for the region and…


Energy assistance crisis benefits double, still time to apply

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance will double the crisis benefits for recipients struggling with heating costs during February’s bitter cold. According to a release, the annual crisis benefit was increased from $600 to $1,200, and can be used for covering past-due bills, disconnections and emergency fuel deliveries. There is still time to apply for energy assistance, and…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 2/26-2/28

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Feb. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 28. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, FEB. 28 Disorderly Conduct, 7:20 p.m. Two adult males rummaging through garbage dumpster on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. Subjects left…

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