Daily Archives: March 12, 2021


Situation Update for Friday, March 12

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,107 new COVID-19 cases today and 13 newly reported deaths, bringing the case total to 495,208 cases and the death toll to 6,737. From today’s reported deaths, six were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, bringing the total number of deaths in these types of facilities…


AUDIO: Minnesota Legislature in a deadline week

Legislators have been busy this week as the legislature is finishing up a deadline week. This year is a budget year, and while the budget isn’t in any deadlines this early in the session, various smaller, single-item bills must be ready for a vote on the House Floor. This week, we visited with two legislators,…


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, March 11

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, March 11. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 10:10 p.m. Report of domestic assault on 26th St. NW. Traffic stop on vehicle leaving the area, driver arrested for DWI. Suspicious, 9:26 p.m. Officer checked on suspicious person…


Sanford Bemidji begins to offer COVID shots to newly-eligible groups

Following new guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, Sanford Health Bemidji is beginning to offer vaccinations for those within the newly eligible vaccination groups. As defined by the Minnesota Department of Health, these groups include: People with specific underlying medical conditions Essential workers People with rare conditions or disabilities People 45-64 with one or…

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