Bemidji News


Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, July 27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, July 27. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Welfare Check, 9:41 p.m. Caller requested welfare check of adult male sleeping in the grass on the 200 block of Mississippi Ave. SW. Subject was waiting for the homeowner…


Non-essential watering ban in effect

A non-essential watering ban has been in place in Bemidji for just over a week. The Bemidji City Council voted 6-1 on the ban in response to the DNR’s drought warning phase on June 19. Restrictions are on non-essential outdoor water use until further notice, in an attempt to protect the aquifer and reduce water…


Roger Jourdain celebrated in Bemidji

Featured photo courtesy of Greater Bemidji, Inc. Today is Roger Jourdain Day, commemorating Red Lake Nation’s first tribal chairman on what would have been his 108th birthday. The City of Bemidji has commemorated the day annually since the proclamation in 2011 by former mayor Dave Larson. The Red Lake Nation flag was raised at 7:30…


Storm sweeps through Beltrami County

Featured photo courtesy of the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office A tornado-warned storm swept through Beltrami County Monday evening. Damage was reported at the Red Lake Pow Wow grounds and there are numerous reports across Beltrami County and the Red Lake Nation of tree damage and large hail. The Beltrami Electric Cooperative reported over 900 customers…


Bemidji Blotter for Monday, July 26

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, July 26. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Fire, 9:38 p.m. Report of a vehicle on fire on 15th St. and Adams Ave. NW. Officer extinguished the fire, private tow contacted. Suspicious, 8:15 p.m. Adult male arrested for…


Highway 2 RCI construction complete

The construction on Highway 2 west of Bemidji is now complete. The project began in May and included a series of reduced conflict intersections, also known as “J-Turns,” from Beltrami County Road 9 to County 14 in Wilton. MnDOT says J-turns create a 70 percent reduction in fatalities and a 42 percent reduction in injury…

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