Daily Archives: October 1, 2021

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COVID updates for Friday, Oct. 1

Six area schools were listed as having five or more COVID-19 cases among students and staff within a two-week reporting period. In north-central Minnesota, these schools include: Blackduck Secondary, Cass Lake-Bena Middle School, Bagley Elementary, Bagley Secondary, Nevis Elementary, and Park Rapids Century Elementary. The Minnesota Department of Health says the schools may not have…

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Walker man injured in crash

A Walker man was injured in an alcohol-related rollover crash Tuesday night. According to the state patrol, 21-year-old Tyler Hausken was eastbound on Highway 200 near Cass County Road 39 when he lost control and rolled around 10:30 p.m. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at CHI St. Joseph’s. Alcohol is believed to be a…

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BSU, NTC to waive application fees for College Knowledge Month

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College will join other Minnesota State colleges and universities in waiving application fees this month. October is College Knowledge Month, a statewide effort for high school seniors, especially those that are underrepresented, the opportunity to apply to college without a fee. Bemidji State never charges an application fee, and…

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Non-fatal overdoses increased 18 percent in 2020

More than 7,000 Minnesotans overdosed on drugs in 2020. According to a study on non-fatal overdoses, emergency room visits for overdoses increased 18 percent compared to 2019, from 6,196 to 7,290. MDH says for every 2020 overdose death in the state, 14 non-fatal overdoses were reported. Most of the overdoses occurred in the metro area,…

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