Daily Archives: April 29, 2021


Situation Update for Thursday, April 29

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,921 new COVID-19 cases today and 15 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 573,938 and the death toll to 7,129. Seven of today’s newly reported deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facility. There have been 4,365 deaths in these types of facilities….


Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce accepting Award of Excellence nominations

The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce’s Awards of Excellence luncheon will be held in-person and virtually this year, with in-person attendance limited to 100 people. Nominations are now open to recognize Chamber businesses that go above and beyond for the community. Chamber members who register to attend virtually will receive Zoom information to attend, with registration…


Bemidji Steel awarded DEED grant

The Bemidji Steel Company was recently awarded a DEED grant. According to a release, DEED awarded $1.67 million from its Job Creation Fund to six Minnesota businesses, which provides financial incentives to new and expanding businesses that meet certain job creation and capital investment targets. These businesses are expanding or building new locations in Minnesota…


Shevlin man injured in head-on crash on Highway 2

A Shevlin man was injured in a head-on crash in Clearwater County Tuesday. The state patrol says 84-year-old Arnold Erickson was attempting to cross Highway 2 from the median when he pulled in front of a Chevy Tahoe. Both vehicles then hit head-on at a 90 degree angle. The Tahoe driver, 38-year-old Thomas Dalton of…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, April 28

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, April 28. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Medical, 10:50 p.m. Officers responded to an overdose on the 1400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Warrant, 10:37 p.m. Officer arrested a female on an outstanding warrant on the 600…

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