Daily Archives: May 20, 2021


BNSF bridge replacement next week

Next week, the Mississippi River will be closed between Lake Irving and Lake Bemidji. According to a release, the BNSF crews will replace the wooden railroad bridge with a modern one. Boaters will not be able to cross between the lakes from Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26. The boat access at Lake Irving…


Situation Update for Thursday, May 20

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 874 new COVID-19 cases today and eight newly reported deaths. In total, the state has had 597,052 cases and 7,333 deaths. One of today’s deaths was a resident of a long-term care or assisted living facility. There have been 4,396 deaths in these types of homes. Today’s data…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, May 19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, May 19. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft, 5:34 p.m. Male and female were arrested on a warrant and other charges on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Theft, 3:29 p.m. Theft of a tool…

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