Text from HSEM sent in error

Residents in Itasca County are asked to disregard a text from Homeland Security Emergency Management.

The texts may have been received in other nearby areas, but the Sheriff’s Office says the text received by citizens was sent in error.

There is no need to evacuate immediately.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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