Daily Archives: March 11, 2021

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Situation Update for Thursday, March 11

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,096 new COVID-19 cases today and 19 newly reported COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 494,106 and the death toll to 6,724. Of today’s deaths, seven were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, bringing the total number of deaths at these types of facilities…

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Enbridge approaches 50 percent completion of Line 3

Construction of Line 3 is nearly halfway complete, with a two-month pause for most construction activities anticipated April 1. “Winter construction has gone very well, and the project is on track for completion late this year,” said Barry Simonson, Director of Line 3 mainline construction. “This is a planned two-month hiatus and most pipeline workers…

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AUDIO: Senator Tina Smith discusses American Rescue Plan

Minnesotans will soon be receiving $1,400 stimulus checks after Wednesday’s US House passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. No Republicans in Congress voted for the so-called American Rescue Plan. Freshman G-O-P Representative Michelle Fischbach said, “Democrats left Republicans completely out of the discussion, opting to negotiate among themselves and arriving at a bloated,…

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Headwaters Regional Transportation working to connect those who need vaccines with rides

The Headwaters Regional Transportation Coordination Council is looking to coordinate area residents with rides to vaccination sites. The service is offered to anyone living in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties. The HRTCC is also looking for volunteer drivers to help transport people to vaccination sites. Volunteers must have proof of…

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Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, March 10

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, March 10. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft, 7:17 p.m. Stolen vehicle reported on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Suspicious, 4:47 p.m. Male reported being followed by another vehicle since Walker. Other vehicle located…

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