Daily Archives: June 1, 2021


Situation Update: Week of June 1

Over the last week, MDH added 2,283 new COVID-19 cases across the state and 57 reported deaths. In total, there have been 601,517 cases and 7,427 deaths. As of today, 590,814 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation. Since May 24, 26 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Beltrami County. In the same…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 5/28-5/31

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, May 28, to Monday, May 31. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT MONDAY, MAY 31 Weapons Offenses, 11:17 p.m. Multiple calls on possible gunshots on the 1400 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Officers checked the area. Witnesses stated…


Bemidji man injured in crash

A Bemidji man was injured after a crash near Bemidji Sunday evening. The state patrol says 20-year-old Evan Frenzel was northbound on Highway 71 when he lost control of the Buick Century and entered the median. Frenzel was transported to the emergency room at Sanford Bemidji for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol is not believed…


Two arrested after Longville drug bust

Two were arrested for drug and stolen property crimes after a search warrant near Longville Friday. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the search was part of an ongoing investigation into drug sales and drug use, especially methamphetamine. A large amount of liquid meth and several stolen property items, including a firearm, were seized as…


Kelliher man killed in crash near Waskish

Updated June 15 to reflect new information that this incident was the same fatal hit-and-run crash investigated by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. A Kelliher man was killed in a crash near Waskish the morning of Monday, May 31. The state patrol says 58-year-old Shaun O’Malley was southbound on Highway 72 when his Jeep Wrangler…

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