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TWO HURT IN MULTI-VEHICLE PILEUP
June 22, 2018, 8:31 am

Two people were hurt in a six-car crash in Bemidji. The Minnesota State Patrol says 74-year-old Ervin Blom failed to stop as he approached westbound on US Highway 2 at the Adams Avenue Intersection. Blom hit one car and that caused a chain reaction… pushing each car into the one ahead of it. Blom was treated fro non life threatening injuries, as was Richard Curtis of Bemidji, at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. None of the other drivers were hurt.



TRUMP VISITS DULUTH
June 22, 2018, 8:31 am

A historic visit by the President in Duluth…



Bemidji Jaycees Selling Water Carnival Buttons
June 21, 2018, 10:28 am

Summer has officially arrived! How can you tell? Well, other than the warm weather we are now enjoying, the Bemidji Jaycees are now selling their Water Carnival Buttons. They are available at many places around Bemidji, and if you want to take part in the medallion hunt, you are going to need a button first. If you find the medallion and you have a button, you will win double the prize money!



Farmers Markets Now Open
June 21, 2018, 10:28 am

Our state’s farmers’ markets are open for the summer, and Patti Whitney-Wise with Hunger Solutions Minnesota reminds Minnesota’s SNAP beneficiaries who use their EBT cards, that they can spend ten dollars at a market and have it matched dollar for dollar to purchase twenty-dollars in fresh produce…

Tag: The program is operating at 96 farmers’ markets across Minnesota this summer. Minnesota was the first state in the nation to fund a farmers’ market incentive program.



NEW FARM BILL ON THE VERGE OF AUTHORIZATION
June 20, 2018, 10:50 am

As Congress works to reauthorize a new farm bill by the end of September, those working to end hunger in the U-S are encouraged that the latest version would help, not punish, Minnesota’s 621-thousand residents who use SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps. Colleen Moriarty is with Hunger Solutions Minnesota…

The farm bill is usually renewed every five years, and the current version is set to expire September 30th. Congress is working on a timeline of passing the legislation before the July Fourth recess.



AMERICAN SPIRIT FLOATING AGAIN
June 19, 2018, 10:35 am

A huge 1,004 foot freighter, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground in the Duluth harbor Sunday afternoon. The American Spirit came to a stop just short of the seawall, but it didn’t hit it. Nobody was hurt. The Coast Guard reported no signs of pollution. The freighter has since been re-floated and is once again on its way.



INSTACART AVAILABLE IN BRAINERD
June 19, 2018, 10:34 am

A new service is now available to folks living in the Brainerd area. They can now get groceries delivered right to their front door. The grocery delivery service “Instacart” is now serving the greater Brainerd area. All shoppers need to do is visit Instacart.com or use their mobile app to put in their shopping list, and an Instacart driver will do all their shopping, and then deliver the groceries to their house at any time. They currently are working with Cub Foods and Costco. Delivery fees range from six to twelve dollars based on the size of the order.



1.004 FOOT FREIGHTER RUNS AGROUND IN DULUTH HARBOR
June 18, 2018, 9:52 am

A huge 1,004 foot freighter, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground in the Duluth harbor Sunday afternoon. The grounding of the American Spirit, caused the Aerial Lift Bridge to be pressed into service as the only way to ship traffic for the time being. The freighter came to a stop just short of the seawall, but it didn’t hit it. Nobody was hurt. Boaters are being asked to stay at least 500 yards away from the ship. The Coast Guard reported Sunday evening there were no signs of pollution.



HEALTH INSURANCE RATES ACTUALLY DIPPING A BIT IN MINNESOTA
June 18, 2018, 9:51 am

After the past few years, when severe price spikes have been the norm, health insurers in Minnesota’s individual markets are proposing mostly decreased premium rates for 2019. The average decrease could range anywhere from 3 percent to more than 12 percent, althoght the proposed rates are preliminary and will be reviewed by the Commerce Department before they are finalized later this year. Even so, health insurance rates remain sky high compared to just a few years ago, prior to the implementation of The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.



BOY INJURED AS TRUCK HITS COW NORTH OF BEMIDJI
June 18, 2018, 9:51 am

A truck collided with a cow Friday morning on Highway 1 in Shooks Township… about 40 miles north of Bemidji, leaving an 11 year old boy who was a passener in that truck, injured. The driver, 45 year old Royal Larson of Windom, was not hurt. The child was said to have been suffering non life threatening injuries, when rushed to Sanford Bemidji Medical Hospital. There is no word about the condition of the cow.



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