Daily Archives: July 14, 2021


AUDIO: Sanford Health’s Dr. David Wilcox discusses vaccination rate, COVID variants

Dr. David Wilcox, chief medical officer for Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, discussed the COVID variants, particularly the Delta variant, making its way through national news headlines. Wilcox said the COVID-19 variants are a byproduct of the virus’s reproduction, with some variants becoming more effective at spreading and infecting people. For those who are still…


Community Child Care Solutions grants available to eligible applicants

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is accepting applications for Community Child Care Solutions grants. The program is part of NMF’s efforts to improve the area’s childcare situation, through providing support to providers and family educators. Eligible entities are government, nonprofit, or for-profit groups serving the region, including Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, and Hubbard counties. Eligible expenses include…


Wildfire burns 60 acres in Eckles Township

Several homes were evacuated yesterday in Eckles Township after a wildfire. According to numerous press releases, the blaze began yesterday afternoon and the evacuation orders were lifted around 6 p.m. The affected area was about a quarter-mile west of Cardinal Road and Radar Road northwest. Authorities in Beltrami County issued several warnings to the public…


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, July 13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, July 13. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assault, 11:33 p.m. Officers responded to an assault on Phoneix Loop NW. Medical, 11:28 p.m. Unresponsive female on the 1300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW, possible drug overdose. Patient transported…

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