Daily Archives: May 10, 2021


Situation Update for Monday, May 10

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,191 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. In total, the state has had 588,952 cases and 7,231 deaths. Today’s data comes after more than 15,000 tests were completed yesterday. More than 4.1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 with 9.5 million tests completed. More than 570,000…


Two injured in ATV crash near Pequot Lakes

A man and a woman were injured, the man seriously, after an ATV crash in rural Pequot Lakes Saturday evening. The ATV, driven by a 58-year-old Pequot Lakes woman, was on the driveway when she made a sharp turn, forcing the machine to roll, ejecting her and her passenger. The machine then pinned the riders….


Video footage released of Paul’s “injury”

The Bemidji Police Department released camera footage from the night the Paul Bunyan statue got a broken arm. In the video, it appears four people were in the park, with two of them climbing separate arms. The pair continued to hang and climb on the statue before the right arm gave way, and the group…


More than 1,200 receive degrees after commencement weekend

More than 1,200 graduates were celebrated during this year’s commencement ceremonies at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College over the weekend. Of the 1,013 BSU graduates, 67 received master’s degrees, 946 earned their undergrads, with 440 graduating with honors. The cohort also included 63 American Indian graduates, 29 military personnel and veterans, and at…


Fire claims life of toddler near Remer

A house fire in Remer early Friday morning claimed the life of a toddler. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports first responders arrived around 2 that morning on the report of a house fire in Boy Lake Township. Deputies were first to arrive and found a residential duplex engulfed in flames. Deputies were able to…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 5/7-5/9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY,  MAY 9 Accident, 10:58 p.m. Hit and run motor vehicle accident on Irvine Ave. and Lakewood Dr. NW. Accident, 10:53 p.m. Officer took a report…

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