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Ellis welcomed as new Support Within Reach director

Support Within Reach, the area’s sexual violence resource and advocacy center, is welcoming a new executive director. According to a release, Evett Ellis is from Casa Grande, Arizona, and her experience includes various roles with the Gila River Indian Community Tribal Social Services, such as Acting Administrator, Youth Services Coordinator and Case Manager. Ellis and…

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Situation Update for Wednesday, Jan. 20

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,237 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 new COVID deaths, bringing the case total to 449,492 and the death toll to 5,979. Of all deaths, 3,810 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 35,102 were health care workers. Today’s data comes after over…

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Sanford begins vaccinating 65+ patients

Sanford Bemidji patients 65 and older began to receive their COVID-19 vaccine as the health system moves to make the vaccine more available to the public. “We are excited to begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to the public and take the next step toward ending this pandemic,” said Dr. David Wilcox, chief medical officer and…

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Bemidji woman arrested, charged for drug sales

A Bemidji woman was charged with third degree narcotics sales in connection to the recent uptick in opioid overdoses. According to the criminal complaint, agents from the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue last Friday, and located numerous items associated with drug sales, such as…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Jan. 19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Jan. 19. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Suspicious, 9:38 p.m. Caller reported unknown male stating he was robbed on the 500 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Unfounded. Trespass, 6:20 p.m. An adult male was cited and…

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