Bemidji News


Mayor Albrecht declares local emergency

The Bemidji City Council met today via conference call to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor of Bemidji Rita Albrecht declared the local emergency, and the council voted to extend it, past the statutory three days an emergency can be declared without support from council. According to City Attorney Al Felix, the proclamation allows the mayor…


Bemidji City Council to meet today

The Bemidji City Council will meet in an emergency meeting this morning at 10 to declare a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A link to view the meeting and instructions will be available below, but because of social distancing, a publicly held meeting is not feasible, according to the notice. In addition…


Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, March 25

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, March 25. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assault, 9:58 p.m. Male arrested for domestic assault on Carter Cir. SE. Disorderly Conduct, 8:28 p.m. Complaint of children running around and throwing snowballs at complainant’s car. Suspects are…


Great River Rescue Reports 100% Placement For Animals

With the Great River Rescue needing to temporarily close during the Covid-19 situation, Brandon Mustful sent out a plea for pet fostering or adoption so the many animals in the shelter would be cared for. Well, he was heard, and Mustful told Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s Tom Lucas Wednesday that an overwhelming number of people either…

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