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Dr. Colleen Swank from Sanford Health was here (May 18, 2021) to discuss the Covid vaccine

Burn Restrictions Now Activated
June 18, 2021, 8:49 am

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is activating burning restrictions beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday for the southern and eastern portions of Beltrami county, and all of Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. burning permits will not be issued for brush or yard waste; no fireworks may be ignited on any public or private land outside city limits.

Traffic Change in Bemidji
June 17, 2021, 10:35 am

A traffic note to remember as Bemidji Avenue between 24th Street NW and 29th Street NW will be converted to a one-way southbound only stree beginning Monday June 21st with work scheduled to be completed before the following weekend, weather permitting. Residents with driveway access directly onto Bemidji Avenue between 24th Street and 29th Street will need to exit their driveways and head south out of the project area.

State Reaches 3-Million Milestone
June 17, 2021, 9:03 am

Minnesota has reached 3 million residents who’ve had at least one COVID-19 shot, health officials said Wednesday. The 3 million milestone came as the state’s other coronavirus metrics continued to improve as well. The department reported fewer than 100 new cases both Tuesday and Wednesday, the first time those numbers have been so low since April 2020. Governor Tim Walz says “Our COVID-19 numbers are at their lowest since the earliest days of the pandemic and life is getting back to normal.”

Bemidji DNR Officer Recognized
June 15, 2021, 10:43 am

Bemidji-stationed DNR Conservation Officer Hannah Mishler has been named the 2020 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an annual award given to an officer for outstanding overall career performance. Mishler has been a conservation officer since 2014, she is an arson investigator, and she and her K9 partner Storm are in the K9 Unit.

Home a Total Loss
June 14, 2021, 10:27 am

A Puposky home was destroyed by a fire early this morning. Twenty firefighters from the Bemidji Fire Department responded just after 5 a.m. to the 23000 block of Knutsen Rd. NW. The two-story residential structure was fully engulfed in flames, and one occupant suffered minor injuries while escaping. The fire is believed to be accidental in nature. The home is considered a total loss.

Swimmers to Avoid Sailstar Marina Area
June 14, 2021, 10:16 am

Swimmers are advised to avoid the waters near the Sailstar Marina in Cass Lake due to high levels of potentially harmful bacteria. According to a release, the bacterial concentration is most likely due to waterfowl waste in the area.
Environmental officials will continue to monitor the harmful bacteria, but residents and visitors should avoid swimming in that area until further notice.

Fatal Crash in Bemidji
June 11, 2021, 10:31 am

One person was killed in a crash yesterday morning in Bemidji. The Bemidji Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Delton Ave. NW around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Emergency responders located a 2003 Chevy Impala that collided with a tree. The driver was extricated from the vehicle but despite lifesaving efforts at the scene and at Sanford Bemidji, they were pronounced dead.

Summer Food Programs Begin Next Week
June 10, 2021, 10:39 am

The Summer Food Service Program will resume next week. Bemidji Area Schools Food Services is partnering with the US Department of Agriculture to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students 18 years old and younger. Seven locations will be providing lunches Monday through Thursday mornings, with a bundled meal offered Thursdays incluidng Bemidji middle and high schools and Bemidji city park.

Art in the Park Returns
June 9, 2021, 10:39 am

Bemidji’s Art in the Park returns for its 53rd year this summer. The two-day festival brings thousands of visitors to downtown Bemidji, and this year nearly 100 artists will be featured with the addition of food vendors, music and a kids’ art space. Vendors sell everything from hand-crafted wood items, ceramics, apparel, jewelry, photography, and more. The event will be on Saturday, July 17 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, July 18 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Library Park.

Two Killed in Crash
June 9, 2021, 10:29 am

Two were killed and two more were seriously injured in a crash involving a dump truck and an ambulance Tuesday morning. The ambulance was southbound on Itasca County Road 336 and the dump truck was eastbound on County Road 57 when they collided in a T-bone crash, with the truck hitting the passenger side of the ambulance.

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