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Beltrami County poised to distribute some state dollars with latest COVID relief package

State legislators were present during the Beltrami County Work Session and they were able to provide more insight into the COVID relief package passed in the Minnesota Legislature Monday. The $216 million package includes $88 million directly to various businesses, and almost another $115 million to flow through counties. Recently re-elected 2A representative Matt Grossell…

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County board discusses CARES Act, Census in meeting

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners discussed CARES Act funding distribution during their work session Tuesday. According to Administrator Kay Mack, the county received over $5.86 million in funding from the federal CARES Act, which must be used for qualified expenditures related to COVID-19. The county plans to remodel some of their facilities to allow…

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“Step Up to Sit” babysitting program

The United Way of the Bemidji Area and Greater Bemidji have partnered to match workers in need of child care with available babysitters during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release, the “Step Up to Sit” program was launched in Rochester, Minn., by two sisters, who designed a website that matches babysitters with parents. Greater…

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Beltrami County Board to meet with legislators Tuesday

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday with legislators to discuss their 2020 legislative priorities. Among the items, the county is seeking to be held harmless against errors in the Department of Human Services billing procedures, especially for substance use disorder treatment billing. Another item includes changing the language in childcare regulations, which…

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