Situation Update for Monday, March 30

Posted at 10:00 a.m. This article will be updated as more information becomes available. For all articles related to COVID-19, view the category on the home page.  STATE UPDATES As of Sunday, nine have died from complications of COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. More than 500 people have tested positive,  after over…


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…


Seven Minnesotans in ICU for COVID-19 care

Out of all the confirmed cases this morning, there are seven Minnesotans in intensive care for complications from COVID-19. There are 243 ICU beds available in the entire state. Governor Tim Walz and several other top officials briefed media today on what Minnesota is doing to address the supply issues of ICU rooms, ventilators, and…

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