Daily Archives: May 18, 2021


Situation Update for Tuesday, May 18

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 519 new COVID-19 cases and 14 newly reported deaths. Since the pandemic began, the state has had 595,532 infections and 7,310 deaths. Today’s data comes after around 10,000 tests were completed yesterday. Nearly 4.2 million have been tested for COVID-19 with 9.7 million tests completed. As of today,…


Downtown barricades here to stay this summer

The Bemidji City Council took no action to remove downtown barricades, meaning they’ll get to stay throughout the summer. The barricades are already established around some downtown businesses, allowing them to expand outdoor seating into public rights-of-way such as parking spaces. Since the state and the city are still under peacetime states of emergency amid…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, May 17

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, May 17. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Fire, 10:28 p.m. Officers responded to a vehicle fire on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S. Bemidji Fire Department handled. Property Damage, 8:46 p.m. Property damage on the…

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