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Legislators pass COVID-19 relief

The Minnesota Legislature appears to have struck a deal on providing COVID-19 relief. The DFL-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate have agreed on a $216 million package that provides relief to businesses impacted by the latest COVID shutdowns as well as a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits for affected workers. Speaker of the House Melissa…


Red Alert RESTART lights up Bemidji

Featured graphic: On the left, the Sanford Center, with NLFX Professional’s lighting display on the right. Graphic and photography courtesy of Eric Callagan. The Sanford Event Center, NLFX Professionals, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and smaller music venues such as Steve Ross’s Flying Dog Studio, set up red lights to bring awareness to the struggling arts…


Shop Small, Give Big with Bemidji Downtown Alliance

Special Bemidji Now news correspondent Scott Williams, well-known for hosting the Z99 Morning Show, discussed the Bemidji Downtown Alliance’s month-long promotion for September, “Shop Small, Give Big,” with the BDA’s Annie Butler-Ricks and Erin Echternach. A few of the Highlights: Customers visit a participating business during the month of September All businesses will have a…


Red Alert RESTART to light Bemidji red

The Sanford Center, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, NLFX and other music venues and studios will light up red this Tuesday in solidarity of the performing arts industry in Red Alert “RESTART”. According to NLFX Professional’s Ben Stowe, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the arts industry. According to the “Be An Arts Hero” Coalition, the…


Greater Bemidji’s Hometown Business Fund

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 related shutdowns and closures may be eligible for some relief from Greater Bemidji’s Hometown Business Fund. According to their website, $500,000 was anonymously donated to the fund to support hometown Bemidji businesses that have been significantly affected by the pandemic. Up to $20,000 may be provided to eligible businesses, with fund…

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