Tagged police brutality

Public gives comment on police advisory

The Bemidji City Council held a listening session Monday to hear from citizens on their ideas as the city moves forward with forming a police advisory committee. The council set a series of questions for the listening session during their meeting last week to frame the discussion, but no written submissions were read out loud…

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Special session underway in MN Capitol

The Minnesota Legislature reconvened Friday, after being called to a special session by Gov. Tim Walz. Big items on their docket include the bonding bill, police reform and, according to Bemidji’s representative John Persell, distributing federal COVID-19 dollars. Gov. Walz extended the peacetime state of emergency Friday, and the Republican-controlled Senate voted to end the…

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MN Legislature called to a special session

Gov. Tim Walz has called the legislature to reconvene tomorrow, prioritizing police reform as well as the bonding bill. According to a release, the Governor supports recommendations by the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus on police reform and accountability, as well as his bonding proposal. “Minnesota is at a turning point. This is…

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PHOTOS: Social injustice demonstration at Paul and Babe

About 150 attended Saturday’s demonstration, hosted by Bemidji State University’s Black student union, calling for social justice and equality. Black Student Union president Zoe Christensen The event, from 2 to 4 at Paul Bunyan Park, was peaceful, and attendees dispersed afterward. The speakers shared stories of times they had experienced prejudice based on the color…

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