COVID-19 updates for Wednesday, Nov. 17

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,457 new COVID-19 cases today and 46 new deaths.

Of those new cases, 27 were in Beltrami County, 19 were in Cass County, two were in Clearwater County, and seven were in Hubbard County.

One of the new deaths reported was a Beltrami County resident in their late 70s.


Bemidji Area Schools will hold a voluntary vaccine clinic this Saturday for children aged 5 through 11.

The clinic will be at Bemidji Middle School from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Another clinic is scheduled for Dec. 11, also at the Middle School.

A parent or guardian must accompany their child through the vaccination process.

Parents can make an appointment for their children by using this link:

Vaccine appointments can also be made through Sanford Health, at MySanford Chart or by calling (800)701-9777, or through Beltrami County Public Health at (218)333-8140.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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