Daily Archives: May 28, 2021


Rides set to return for 77th Annual Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival

The Bemidji Jaycees announced Thursday that Merriam’s Midway will return for this year’s Water Carnival. “We are excited to announce that we will continue with the traditional events, such as the Fireworks and Medallion Hunt, and will be bringing back Merriam’s Midway and the Grand Parade,” said the Jaycees in a Facebook announcement. Registration for…


Cass Lake woman injured in alcohol-related crash

A Cass Lake woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 371. The state patrol says 51-year-old Theresa Jourdain was northbound on the highway Thursday when she crossed over the centerline, entered the ditch, and struck several trees. Jourdain is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the…


Sanford Health offers COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Walker

Sanford Health Walker will offer a one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, June 3. The blitz is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Walker clinic on Michigan Avenue. Appointments are required. Current patients can register online through MyChart and anyone can call (218)547-7700 to schedule an appointment or sign-up online. COVID-19 vaccines are provided free…


Bemidji Chamber announces winners of Awards of Excellence

The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce recognized its members and community leaders at their 16th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon.  The awards included: Entrepreneur of the Year to Tracie Lusby and Jaimee Labernik, from The Bluebelle Event Venue, New Business of the Year to Dunkin, Wellness in the Workplace to Lueken’s Village Foods Community Impact…


Red Lake man charged with sex assault

A Red Lake man was arrested and federally charged for an aggravated sexual assault. The U.S. Attorney’s Office accuses 37-year-old Descart Begay, Jr., of raping someone last July. ‘Officers arrested Begay Wednesday and he first appeared in court yesterday. The Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force conducted the…


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, May 27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, May 27. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop, 10:36 p.m. Traffic stop on the 100 block of Convenience Ln. SW. Charges forwarded for multiple offenses. Burglary, 9:16 p.m. Officer responded to a burglary on the 1000…

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