Daily Archives: March 31, 2021


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, March 30

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, March 30. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 9:52 p.m. Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and 9th St. NW. Driver and passenger arrested on multiple charges. Medical, 2:32 p.m. Adult female arrested on an outstanding warrant. No…


Situation Update for Wednesday, March 31

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,660 new COVID-19 cases today and 12 new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 519,529 and the death toll to 6,848. Four of today’s deaths were among residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities, bringing the total number of deaths in these types of facilities to…


Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office reimbursed from PUC’s Line 3 escrow account

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was recently reimbursed over $170,000 from the Public Utilities Commission’s Line 3 escrow account. Sheriff Ernie Beitel said that the expenses were incurred from “training deputies, purchasing equipment and expenses incurred during mutual aid requests” in support of the Northern Lights Task Force, and neighboring law enforcement agencies. The mission…


No injuries reported in Walmart gas leak

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a gas leak at the Bemidji Walmart Tuesday afternoon. The leak was reported in the main entrance just before 1 p.m. All customers and employees were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported. Nine firefighters were on scene for about one hour. The store was closed for about five hours….


Federal funding secured for Bemidji Veterans Home

Featured image: Design by Wold Architects and Engineers for the Bemidji Veterans Home. Federal funding has been secured for the Bemidji Veterans Home. According to a release from Gov. Tim Walz, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released the State Home Construction Grants Fiscal Year 2021 Conditional Approvals. Funding was also secured for the…

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