Daily Archives: May 3, 2021

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Situation Update for Monday, May 3

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,105 new COVID-19 cases today and three new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 580,340 and the death toll to 7,163. None of today’s reported deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There have been 4,370 deaths in these types of facilities. Today’s data…

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Two charged in Bemidji drug bust

A Bemidji man and a Red Lake woman were charged Thursday for drug sales. According to the criminal complaint, agents with the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and the FBI’s Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force had been investigating 25-year-old Derek Paddy and 26-year-old Wendi Fairbanks for a number of months, on suspicion of trafficking heroin…

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Juvenile kayakers rescued from Leech Lake

In a series of incidents the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to over the weekend, three juvenile kayakers were rescued from Leech Lake Saturday afternoon. According to Sheriff Tom Burch, the three girls were caught in the wind and were taking on water, just west of Minnesota Island. One of the girls was in the…

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Pierz man drowns in Leech Lake Friday

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a multitude of serious incidents over the weekend, with the drowning of a Pierz man among the lengthy list. According to a brief release, two adult men were out in a boat in the Sucker Bay area Friday afternoon when the 68-year-old Pierz man, who had been working…

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One-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run near Walker

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a multitude of incidents over the weekend, with the death of a toddler in rural Walker the most tragic. Sheriff Tom Burch reports that Sunday around 5 p.m., deputies responded to reports that a child was struck by a vehicle in a residential driveway on Breezy Point Circle…

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Park Rapids woman named to Explore Minnesota council

Molly Luther of Park Rapids was recently appointed to the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council by Governor Tim Walz. According to a release, Luther is replacing Maya Hua and her term is effective starting Wednesday and ending in 2023. The Explore Minnesota Tourism Council serves the broader interests of tourism in Minnesota by promoting activities that…

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Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 4/30-5/2

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, MAY 2 Assault, 7:50 p.m. Adult female arrested for domestic assault on 2nd St. SE. Suspicious, 6:51 p.m. Suspicious looking trash found on the 2500…

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