Daily Archives: May 6, 2021


Situation Update for Thursday, May 6

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,661 new COVID-19 cases today and 13 newly reported deaths. In total, there have been 584,227 cases and 7,204 deaths across the state. Two of today’s newly reported deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There have been 4,376 resident deaths among these types of…


Park Rapids man crashes while under the influence

A Park Rapids man was injured in an alcohol-related crash last week. Hubbard County deputies responded to the rural Todd Township crash around 1 in the morning last Thursday and found a driver sitting in the roadway. The driver, 32-year-old Michael Schupp, admitted to drinking and a breath test showed a BAC of .19. Schupp…


Local officials investigating damages to Paul Bunyan

Local officials are investigating the iconic Paul Bunyan statue’s damages. After reviewing camera footage, city officials believe that several people were climbing and hanging off of Paul’s arm and adjacent sign. Earlier this week, the statue’s concrete arm appeared to break away from the rest of the structure. Steel rebar runs throughout the structure, and…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, May 5

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, May 5. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assault, 10:09 p.m. Adult female arrested for numerous violations on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Alarm, 9:44 p.m. Officers responded to an alarm on the 2300…

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