Daily Archives: September 16, 2021


COVID updates for Thursday, Sept. 16

Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer reported today that as of Wednesday, there were 217 active COVID-19 cases within the county. Eleven people were hospitalized with COVID-19 locally, with eight of those patients being Beltrami County residents. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,736 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and 41 new deaths. Wednesday’s report…


Red Lake Tribal Council unanimously passes COVID vaccine and testing mandate

The Red Lake Tribal Council recently passed a COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for tribal employees. According to a resolution passed unanimously on Sept. 14, the mandate affects all persons who enter the Red Lake Reservation for employment and business purposes. The mandate includes exemptions for pregnant women, those with documented medical conditions for which…


UPDATED: Bemidji woman found safe

UPDATED: Stephanie Jo Chupp was found safe in Montana, according to a release sent Thursday from Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella. Detectives collaborated with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office that confirmed Stephanie was safe, unharmed, and left the Bemidji area of her own volition. The Bemidji Police Department thanks the many agencies and citizens that assisted…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Sept. 15

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Sept. 15. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop, 7:24 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in regards to another call for service on the 1400 block of 30th St. NW. One arrested. The…

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