Daily Archives: March 2, 2021


Situation Update for Tuesday, March 2

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 443 new COVID-19 cases today and four new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 485,655 cases and 6,490 deaths. Of all deaths, 4,057 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,840 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after around 11,000 tests…


Insecticides found in most deer samples studied, further research needed

Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.   Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health.  Additional study results will be available this spring.  “We wanted to know if wild deer in natural settings…


BNSF Bridge damaged in fire

The BNSF Bridge was moderately damaged in a fire Monday afternoon. According to the Bemidji Fire Department, a Bemidji Police Officer reported the blaze between Lakes Irving and Bemidji around 4 p.m., with a large fire coming from under the bridge. Firefighters were on scene for about two hours, and the cause, at this time,…


Bemidji City Council welcomes seventh and final member after a year of vacancies, tables motion to award bid to Reierson Construction

The Bemidji City Council welcomed the seventh and final member of the Council after a year of vacancies. At-large member Dan Jourdain, a member of the Red Lake Nation, was sworn in Monday, with a brief drum ceremony that followed. The council now has two Indigenous members, as Jourdain joins Ward 1 member Audrey Thayer,…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, March 1

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, March 1. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Public Relations, 7:24 p.m. Caller had a question regarding a drive by birthday party. Disorderly Conduct, 4:59 p.m. Store employee requested officers remove disorderly female from property on the 500…

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