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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Feb. 25

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Feb. 25. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Assist, 7:46 p.m. Caller forgot where she parked and thought her vehicle was stolen. Officer found the vehicle where it had been parked on the 2000 block of Paul…

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Albrecht, as a Senate candidate, receives an endorsement

Mayor of Bemidji Rita Albrecht, who is currently seeking the DFL-endorsement for State Senate District 5, recently received the endorsement of the Minnesota Youth DFL Caucus. In a statement from MY DFL, they describe Albrecht as “being a progressive problem solver and coalition builder.” Albrecht said, “Issues like access to healthcare, affordable housing, and paying…

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LLBO recognized for their use of solar

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe was recently recognized by the Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, for their implementation of solar power across the reservation. According to Environmental Deputy Director of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Brandy Toft, the Band has been installing solar heating units in low-income homes since 2008, and in…

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Neilson Foundation offers business incentives

Bemidji State and the George W. Neilson Foundation are now accepting applications from Bemidji area employers for a summer program. The program offers financial incentives to businesses that hire Bemidji State and Northwest Technical College students for paid internships. The Foundation will fund 15 internships, including one specifically for health and nursing, and 14 for…

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Bemidji Blotter Monday, Feb. 24

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, Feb. 24. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop, 10:13 p.m. Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Passenger arrested on an outstanding warrant. Suspicious, 3:19 p.m. Caller reported unknown child inside…

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First National Bank of Bagley/Fosston makes donation

The First National Bank of Bagley/Fosston made a $10,000 donation to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota. The donation will be used for the Sanford Bagley ambulance service, to ensure swift response to patients across Clearwater County. Pictured in the photo are (l-r): Cole Young, Sanford Health Foundation development officer, and Lester Liljedahl, President/CEO of…

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Caucuses tomorrow, primary next week

Pre-registration for voting in Minnesota’s presidential nomination primary has closed, but voter registration can still take place in person on Super Tuesday, March 3. Precinct caucuses will be held tomorrow evening. To find your precinct location, visit the caucus finder on the Secretary of State’s website. The precinct caucuses will not hold a straw poll…

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Two men arrested after bust in Polk County

Two men were arrested in Polk County after a search warrant found drugs in a home in Fertile last week. According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, over 23 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and almost $1500 in cash were seized last Tuesday, with the Pine to Prairie Drug…

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