Daily Archives: June 8, 2021


Sanford Bemidji gets four-star rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded Sanford Bemidji Medical Center its first four-star rating as a part of the CMS 2021 Care Compare program. For this program, CMS rated over 4,500 hospitals from across the country on a scale of one to five stars, with five stars being the highest rating…


Cass Lake area road construction begins next week

Beginning June 14, motorists on Highway 2 west of Cass Lake can expect lane shifts while crews begin construction. During the project, crews will be resurfacing Highway 2 from two miles east of Hubbard county road 46 to Highway 371 in Cass Lake. Motorists can expect lane closures, lane shifts, and a short-term detour as…


Council approves series of event permits, discusses hunting in newly annexed areas of Bemidji

The Bemidji City Council approved a series of event permits and applications during a fairly light meeting Monday. Permits for the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival, Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival, Third Street Festival, and the Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic were approved under the consent agenda. The council also discussed and approved a reduction in…


Hundreds gather to protest Line 3

Hundreds gathered near La Salle Lake to oppose Enbridge’s Line 3. The Treaty People’s Gathering began this past weekend with training, with demonstrations all day Monday. The gathering, at times, emphasized how non-indigenous allies can use their voices to hold elected officials accountable to the treaties. Organizers are hopeful that these types of actions will…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, June 7

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, June 7. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assist, 6:12 p.m. Officer assisted another agency in checking an area for a vehicle. Vehicle was found on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW and the information was…

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