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Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce accepting Award of Excellence nominations

The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce’s Awards of Excellence luncheon will be held in-person and virtually this year, with in-person attendance limited to 100 people. Nominations are now open to recognize Chamber businesses that go above and beyond for the community. Chamber members who register to attend virtually will receive Zoom information to attend, with registration…

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Albrecht appointed to Natural Resource commission

Former Bemidji mayor Rita Albrecht was recently appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources by Governor Tim Walz. The commission makes recommendations to the legislature for environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Albrecht, in addition to her years in city government, worked as a regional director…

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Walker teen injured in crash

A Walker teen was injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon near Benedict. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old Walker girl was northbound on County Road 38 when she swerved to miss a deer, losing control of the vehicle and crashing into some trees. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found the ’07 Buick…

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UPDATED: Victim identified in Lake Irving drowning

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a body was removed from Lake Irving Monday evening. According to an updated release, the victim was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 58-year-old James W. Wizner of Bemidji. Deputies responded to the 660 acre lake…

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No injuries reported in Division Street fire

No injuries were reported in a house fire on Division Street Saturday. According to a release from the Bemidji Fire Department, responders assisted an elderly woman and her dog out of the home, and a cat was also rescued. Twenty-four firefighters and four fire engines were on scene, with assistance from Solway Fire, Beltrami County…

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Project for Change announces Labor Day rally

A local nonprofit, non-partisan group is planning a “Protest to Policy to Progress” rally at Paul Bunyan Park this Monday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. According to a release, the rally will feature speakers that will address social justice issues. “In light of the continued police violence occurring across the country, Project for…

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Meet the Candidates for MN Senate District 5

Featured photo, from left: Rita Albrecht and Justin Eichorn. Graphic courtesy of Eric Callagan. Minnesota’s Senate District 5 represents a portion of Beltrami, Itasca and Cass Counties. Incumbent Republican Senator Justin Eichorn faces a challenge for the seat from DFL-endorsed candidate and current Bemidji mayor Rita Albrecht. RITA ALBRECHT Rita Albrecht has served as Bemidji’s…

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