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 By Betsy Melin    News    March 26, 2021

Bagley Teen Posthumously Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for Saving Drowning Cousins

An 18-year-old Bagley girl, Raina Neeland was recently awarded a posthumous Congressional Medal of Citizen Honors Award. Neeland passed away saving her three younger cousins from drowning in a Clearwater County Dam in August of 2020. She is a recipient of the Single Act of Heroism Award. Each year the Congressional Medal of...

 By Betsy Melin    Politics    March 3, 2021

Jourdain Sworn in as Bemidji At-Large Councilor

Daniel Jourdain has been sworn in to the Bemidji City Council. He will serve in the councilor at-large position, which represents each of Bemidji's five wards. Following two special elections, the board no longer has any vacancies. Jourdain is a member of the Red Lake Nation. After he was sworn in at the council meeting, a brief...

 By Betsy Melin    News    October 5, 2020

Bemidji Man Arrested, Charged For Allegedly Shooting at Law Enforcement

A 28-year-old Bemidji man is in custody and charged with two felonies for allegedly shooting at law enforcement officers in a standoff near Bemidji. At 1:31 pm on Thursday, October 1st, Bemidji area 911 dispatch received a call from a person concerned their family member was acting erratically and had possession of a handgun....

 By Betsy Melin    News    August 25, 2020

16-Year-Old Arrested in Connection with Ridgeway Avenue Shooting in Bemidji

A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested by the Bemidji Police Department on Friday, August 21st in connection to a shooting at 2800 Ridgeway Avenue NW in Bemidji on August 17th. They were arrested near Pine Ridge Apartments. Reports have been sent to the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office for charges. On the day of the shooting, officers also arrested Michael Fineday, age 25, of...

 By Betsy Melin    News    August 19, 2020

Man Arrested After Shots Fired in Bemidji

According to a press release today from Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin: "On August 17th, 2020 at 11:20p.m. Bemidji Police Officers and Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of 2830 Ridgeway Avenue NW on a report of numerous gun shots among a group of individuals who were standing outside the Ridgeway...

 By Betsy Melin    News    June 10, 2020

Over 20 Cases of COVID-19 in Beltrami County

Cases of COVID-19 in Beltrami County are slowly increasing. The county’s total now sits at 21 positive cases with no deaths. As of last week, Sanford Health in Bemidji had admitted its first COVID-19 patient. There have been over 60 cases of COVID-19 in Itasca County, with 11 deaths that include patients from their 50s to their 90s. In Cass County, there have been 12 cases...

 By Betsy Melin    News    June 2, 2020

Beltrami County Sheriff Addresses Rumors and Misinformation About Threats in Bemidji

Beltrami County Sheriff addresses communities Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel says law enforcement received threats related to burning Bemidji down on Saturday. Beitel says those threats were credible, and multiple dumpsters filled with gas accelerants and caches of tools were located hidden around downtown buildings....

 By Betsy Melin    News    June 2, 2020

Protest in Honor of George Floyd Held in Bemidji

A protest took place over the weekend in Bemidji in response to the death of George Floyd, echoing larger protests centered in Minneapolis. The protest began at 2 PM at Paul and Babe in the heart of downtown Bemidji. The peaceful gathering featured music, chanting, and speeches to a crowd of an estimated 300 people, including a...

 By Betsy Melin    News    May 14, 2020

Sanford Health Set to Resume Elective Surgeries

Hospitals around the country have been working their hardest to prepare for and handle coronavirus patients. In Minnesota, that has meant elective surgeries have been halted. For the last seven weeks, hospitals have not been able to perform elective surgeries. But earlier this week, Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-51 to...


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