Daily Archives: June 28, 2021


Blood donations needed, two drives in Bemidji this week

The American Red Cross reports they are facing a significant blood shortage as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The Red Cross provides blood products to hospitals responding to an “unusually high number of traumas and emergency visits, as well as overdoses and resulting transplants.” Summer is traditionally a time when blood donations decline, this year is…


UPDATED: Six men arrested in human trafficking sting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced that six men will face charges after a human trafficking operation in Bemidji. The two-day sting was centered on the 100 block of Lake Shore Dr., and the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S., according to the local police blotter. The Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County…


Itasca County Jail project granted DEED funds

The Itasca County Jail project has been granted more than $325,000 in state dollars to clean up a contaminated site in Grand Rapids. Minnesota DEED says the funding is to clean up petroleum and other contaminants from a historically residential and commercial block. The block’s history includes use as an auto repair shop, offices, filling…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 6/24-6/27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, JUNE 27 Fire, 4:29 p.m. Reported on the 300 block of 19th St. NE. Fire, 1:40 p.m. Fire caused by fireworks on the 1900 block…

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