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Face masks required across the state starting Saturday

During Monday’s Bemidji City Council meeting, Mayor Rita Albrecht made an amendment to the local emergency proclamation requiring face masks within indoor public spaces across Bemidji, with several exemptions included. Since Gov. Tim Walz issued a statewide mask order, effective Saturday just after midnight, Bemidji’s mask requirement will then expire, as Mayor Albrecht explained. The…


Beltrami County inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office reports that within the last week, an inmate at the Beltrami County Jail tested positive for COVID-19. According to a release, during the arrest of this person, a local law enforcement officer did receive what is called “A High Risk Exposure,” and the law enforcement officer is being quarantined. The…


Vitamin E acetate linked to vaping injuries

The Minnesota Department of Health has linked severe vaping-related injuries to Vitamin E acetate in THC cartridges. Products from 2019 were found to have the substance, but 2018 products obtained by law enforcement did not. According to a release, the Center for Disease Control tested 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-associated lung…

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