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COVID updates for Friday, Sept. 24

Local health officials are monitoring a growing number of COVID-19 cases. According to Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer, as of this morning, there were 314 active cases of COVID within the county. COVID patients are occupying 16 hospital beds within the county, with 10 of those patients being Beltrami County residents. On Monday,…

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Bagley School Board votes to continue in-person learning

Bagley Superintendent Erich Heiss announced today that after a special meeting this morning, the Bagley School Board voted to continue in-person learning. On Monday, Heiss announced that the Bagley School Board would meet today to consider a recommendation from the Clearwater County Nursing Service to switch to distance learning for two weeks. The recommendation came…

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Bagley School Board to consider distance learning recommendation during meeting Friday

Bagley Superintendent Erich Heiss reported Clearwater County’s COVID-19 case rate is in the 90s, and public health officials there recommended distance learning for 14 days. The Bagley School Board, according to a notice, took no action during a meeting Monday night but will discuss the recommendation this Friday. Heiss wrote that “while masks and vaccinations…

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Enbridge ordered to pay $3.32 million for breaching aquifer, violating environmental laws

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that Enbridge must pay $3.32 million for failure to follow environmental laws. According to the release, Enbridge breached the confining layer of an artesian aquifer, near a calcareous fen wetland by the Clearbrook Terminal. The breach resulted in an unauthorized groundwater appropriation during the construction of the…

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