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Beltrami County Board discusses potential joint meeting with City of Bemidji

During the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners’ Work Session, commissioners discussed a potential meeting, tentatively planned for next month, with leaders of the county seat, Bemidji. Commissioner Jim Lucachick said they would need plenty of time for the meeting, with five commissioners and seven council members, he anticipated a meeting like this lasting at least…

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Sherwood named new Bemidji Fire Chief

Justin Sherwood recently accepted the Fire Chief position at the Bemidji Fire Department. Former Chief David Hoefer retired at the end of last year, while Sherwood was captain. Chris Loebs will now be interim captain, and the department is looking to hire another full-time firefighter. Sherwood has 16 years of experience with the Bemidji Fire…

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City Council to consider declaring another vacancy

The Bemidji City Council, in addition to their special meeting this afternoon, will meet for a regular meeting Monday. According to the agenda, council will discuss the Bemidji Downtown Alliance’s parking rates proposal, consider crosswalk artwork at two intersections of downtown Beltrami Avenue, and discuss a reopening plan of the city’s playgrounds, beaches and the…

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Meehlhause plans to run for Mayor of Bemidji

Ward 1 representative Michael Meehlhause announced his intention to run for mayor this year. According to a release, Meehlhause won his first Bemidji Council election in 2012, the same year he graduated from Bemidji State University, making him the youngest council member in Bemidji’s history. Meehlhause said that as mayor, he will “bring his experience…

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Hydrant flushing begins today

Crews with the city of Bemidji will begin flushing water mains this morning and continue until about the end of May. Hydrants will be flushed in a north to south pattern while proceeding south through the city and will end with flushing in the Nymore area. Water may become discolored during this process. Residents can…

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COVID-19 Updates

STATEWIDE UPDATES Governor Tim Walz sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking the federal government to increase Minnesota’s access to COVID-19 testing kits, and all the reagents and supplies needed to conduct those tests, to a minimum of 15,000 tests per month. This letter was a follow-up to the Governor’s request on a March…

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Former Sanford Center director sentenced to 21 days

The former executive director of Bemidji’s Sanford Center was sentenced to 21 days in jail. Forty-eight-year-old Curtis Webb was sentenced yesterday and ordered to serve his jail sentence immediately, and was taken to the Beltrami County Jail from the courtroom. Webb was convicted of felony theft by swindle. County investigators discovered about $38,000 in various…

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