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MDVA names lead contractors for new Minnesota Veterans Homes

Featured photo: Design for the Bemidji Veterans Home by Wold Architects & Engineers The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announced the lead contractors for the new state Veterans Homes. Adolfson & Peterson Construction will manage the Bemidji project, while Knutson Construction will oversee the Montevideo and Preston homes. These general contractors will begin soliciting sub-contractors…

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Crookston Bishop resigns from Diocese per request of the Vatican for his role in covering up sex abuse among the clergy

The bishop of the Diocese of Crookston has resigned per request of the Vatican for allegedly covering up sexual abuse committed by a priest in his Diocese. Bishop Richard Pates from the Emeritus Des Moines was named Apostolic Administrator by Pope Francis to temporarily replace Bishop Michael Hoeppner. The investigation, supervised by the Metropolitan Archbishop,…

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Crosslake woman killed in ATV crash

A 38-year-old woman is dead after an ATV crash in the Paul Bunyan State Forest. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday around 3 p.m. on report of a single-ATV crash with an unresponsive woman. Life saving efforts were performed by responding medical personnel but they were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the…

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Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, April 13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, April 13. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT DWI, 8:57 p.m. Reckless vehicle call complaint on the 1100 block of Event Center Dr. NE. Driver arrested for DWI. Theft, 6:40 p.m. Officer took a vehicle theft report on…

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Situation Update for Tuesday, April 13

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,367 new COVID-19 cases today and three new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 545,404 and the death toll to 6,962. None of today’s reported deaths were among residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilites. There have been 4,319 deaths in these types of facilities. Today’s…

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Bemidji Police Officers earn “Hat Tricks” for DWI enforcement

Featured photo, from left: Becky Putzke, MN Dept Public Safety NW MN Toward Zero Deaths Coordinator; Officer Jeff Amey; Mike Hanson, Director MN Dept Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. Submitted. Two Bemidji Police Officers were recognized with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s “Hat Trick” awards for their work in DWI enforcement. Officer Jeff Amey…

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