Daily Archives: April 1, 2021


Situation Update for Thursday, April 1

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 2,140 new COVID-19 cases today and 12 new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 521,667 and the death toll to 6,860. This is the first time since Jan. 4 new daily cases were more than 2,000. Four of today’s deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted…


Clearbrook man sentenced for 2019 murder

A Clearbrook man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a woman. Tristan Kilde, 25, served over 20 months in local custody, so he will receive credit for time served. Kilde entered a guilty plea to second degree murder in late February, after initially pleading not guilty in early…


Albrecht appointed to Natural Resource commission

Former Bemidji mayor Rita Albrecht was recently appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources by Governor Tim Walz. The commission makes recommendations to the legislature for environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Albrecht, in addition to her years in city government, worked as a regional director…


Camper destroyed in Wednesday blaze

Featured photo submitted by Bemidji Fire A camper was completely destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The Bemidji Fire Department responded around 2 p.m. to the 500 block of Jefferson Ave. SW and found a travel trailer fully engulfed in flames. Twelve firefighters were on the scene for about one hour. No injuries were reported,…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, March 31

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 31. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Animal, 6:51 p.m. Officer took a report of an animal bite on Rako St. and Clausen Ave. SW. Canine was placed in animal control facility. Theft, 6:11 p.m. Reported theft from a…

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