Daily Archives: November 8, 2021


COVID updates for Monday, Nov. 8

In the weekly update from Beltrami County Public Health, officials say there were 434 active cases of COVID-19 as of Nov. 4, with 519 new cases reported in the county over a 14-day period. There were nine residents hospitalized for COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 4,253 new COVID-19 cases Monday. Of those new…


Red Lake man pleads guilty to assault

A Red Lake man entered a guilty plea for a serious assault more than two years ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 42-year-old Chad Sumner, Sr., admitted to assaulting a woman inside her home on June 30, 2019. The woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” had a cut above her eye and blood on her clothing….


Three killed in Highway 371 crash

Three were killed in a crash Thursday night between Hackensack and Backus. The State Patrol says 55-year-old Jeffrey Wertish of Ellendale was heading north on Highway 371 when 34-year-old Lenny Steffen of Backus failed to yield at a stop sign from 16th Street NW. Steffen T-boned Wertish’s GMC Yukon with his Chevy Uplander. ertish, his…


Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 11/4-11/7

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 7. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, NOV. 7 Civil, 10:57 p.m. Individual borrowed an air mattress to a friend on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Reporting party…

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