Daily Archives: July 30, 2021


Smoke from Canadian wildfires breaks air quality records

Just after last week’s heavy smoke from Canadian wildfires, more smoke came into the area this week behind northerly winds. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s air quality monitor in Red Lake recorded an index of 397 last Tuesday, a then-preliminary record with an “extremely unhealthy” air quality. Air quality monitors in St. Cloud and Brainerd…


New vaccine incentive now through Aug. 15

Any Minnesotan 12 and older that gets their first COVID-19 shot today through August 15 will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Governor Walz plans to use $2.5 million from the American Rescue Plan funding toward the program, with an anticipated ask for additional funding from the state legislature to sustain it through Aug. 15….


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, July 29

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, July 29. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Animal, 8:25 p.m. Officer responded to a small bear near a trailer park on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. No bear was located. Welfare Check, 3:07 p.m. An…

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