Daily Archives: April 7, 2021


Situation Update for Wednesday, April 7

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 2,004 new COVID-19 cases and 19 new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 532,658 and the death toll to 6,908. Of today’s reported deaths, five were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There have been 4,298 COVID deaths in these types of facilities. Today’s data…


AUDIO: House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler expands on DFL-introduced budget and tax package

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler elaborated on the budget and tax package introduced by House DFlers earlier in the week. The plan asks the wealthiest Minnesotan individuals and corporations to pay more in taxes to pay for long-term investments into early childhood and education. Winkler responded to criticism from Republican colleagues and said that while…


Virtual Student Achievement Conference today

More than 50 Bemidji State University students will present their academic research and creative achievements during this year’s Student Achievement Conference today. Students will meet virtually, over Zoom and GatherTown, an interactive virtual reality platform. All activities are free and open to the public, with more information on session details at the SAC website. CONFERENCE…


Uptick in COVID-19 cases reported, Borgen plans retirement in Community Health meeting

The Community Health Board convened during the first portion of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday. Public Health Director Cynthia Borgen brought a harrowing reminder of the pandemic’s toll, with data showing COVID-19 as the nation’s third leading cause of death last year, with cancer and heart disease rounding out the top…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, April 6

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, April 6. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 11:34 p.m. Officer conducted a traffic stop for speed on Pine Ridge Ave. and Anne St. NW. Driver was arrested for DWI. Harassment, 7:17 p.m. Pedestrian reported being followed…

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