Daily Archives: August 27, 2021


Arrowhead fires prompt air quality alerts

An air quality alert is in effect through 8:00 this evening for a good swath of Minnesota, largely resulting from fires in the state’s Arrowhead region, as well as some of the Quetico fire in Ontario. Smokey haze descended on the area yesterday afternoon. The air quality alert extends nearly as far west as Bemidji. Firefighters…


COVID-19 updates for Friday, Aug. 27

Forty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Beltrami County Thursday, as well as two new deaths, both residents in their 80s. Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer reported Wednesday that there were 177 active cases within the county, with 10 COVID hospital admissions locally. Seven of those hospitalizations are Beltrami County residents. More than…


Community, elected officials break ground on Bemidji Veterans Home

Featured photo from left: MN Senator Paul Utke (R-Park Rapids), Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (R-MN’s 7th), MN Representative Matt Grossell (R-Clearbrook), Congressman Pete Stauber (R-MN’s 8th), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), MN Senator Justin Eichorn (R-Grand Rapids), MN Representative Matt Bliss (R-Pennington), MN House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), and MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke. Veterans, stakeholders,…


Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, Aug. 26

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Aug. 26. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly Conduct, 4:29 p.m. An individual was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of 3rd St. NW. Fraud, 2:47 p.m. Reporting party asked an officer to check if…

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