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Here are the results from the Bemidji Schools ISD 31 referendum vote. Results will come in as the polls close. For more info log on to minnesotadailynews.com.

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31) Revoking Existing Referendum Revenue Authorization; Approving New Authorization The board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $180 per pupil and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $460 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2021 for taxes payable in 2022 and applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the revocation of the existing referendum authorization and the new authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota be approved?

Bemidji Schools

OfficeCandidate# of votes% of votesPrecincts Reporting
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31)NO374952.210 of 10 reporting
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31)YES343247.810 of 10 reporting

First Omicron Case in Minnesota
December 2, 2021, 10:52 am

Lab testing has confirmed a COVID-19 case involving the omicron variant in Minnesota, according to state health officials today. The variant was found during its surveillance program in a specimen from a Minnesota resident who had recently traveled to New York City. The man, from Hennepin County, had been vaccinated. He developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on Nov. 24. His symptoms have subsided.

Bemidji Ugly Sweater 5K
November 30, 2021, 10:55 am

The city of Bemidji has announced the upcoming Ugly Sweater 5K on December 11th. It is time to dig out those ugly sweaters!!! Run or walk this 5K challenge and receive a Park & Rec mug. Run in person or do it virtually!! The first 3 finishers will receive a prize. Register online at www.ci.bemidji.mn.us. Registration starts at 9am with the race at 10am. at Paul Bunyan Park. $15 to pre register or $20 the day of the race.

Night We Light Celebration Friday in Bemidji
November 25, 2021, 8:15 am

And on Friday over half a million lights will be illuminated during the 25th annual Night We Light celebration in Bemidji. The silver anniversary features the largest illuminated display in the city’s history. Along with the display, Friday’s events include Santa’s Workshop from 10 AM until 5 PM at the Tourist Information Center, the Night We Light Parade at 6 through downtown Bemidji, and then the lighting ceremony in Paul Bunyan Park and fireworks.

Minnesota State Parks Free on Black Friday
November 24, 2021, 10:51 am

If you’re looking for something to do this upcoming Black Friday, remember that entrance to all Minnesota State Parks is free that day. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers four free park days each season, and the one for this quarter always comes the day after Thanksgiving. All 75 state parks and recreation areas in the state are waiving their entrance fees.

Minnesota Guard to Help at Long Term Care Centers
November 23, 2021, 10:47 am

Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. The governor also proposed using $50 million in unspent federal coronavirus relief funding to help these facilities hire and retain staff.

More Details on Fatal Crash of Bemidji Woman
November 22, 2021, 10:40 am

We now know the name of the Bemidji woman who died in a car crash last Wednesday morning in Polk County. 21 year old Hazel Buckanaga of Bemidji was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 75 near 350th Street in Vineland Township when her vihicle then exited the roadway and hit a culvert. Buckanaga was killed in the crash, while 21 year old passanger Aiyana White, also of Bemidji, received non life threatening injuries. Impairment was a factor and Buckanaga was not wearing a seatbelt.

Kids Vaccine Clinic Saturday in Bemidji
November 19, 2021, 10:48 am

The federal government has recently authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11. The State of Minnesota will be hosting a vaccination clinic for 5 to 11 year-olds at the Bemidji Middle School on Saturday. Bemidji Middle School is located at 1910 Middle School Avenue NW in Bemidji. The clinic will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will be administering the two-dose pediatric Pfizer vaccine, that is free of charge to all eligible children ages 5 through 11.

State Unemployment Rate Down
November 18, 2021, 10:54 am

Minnesota’s unemployment rate in October was back to where it was immediately before the global pandemic was declared in March 2020 at 3.5% , down two-tenths of a percentage point from September, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The decline primarily due to people moving from unemployment to employment, although the size of the labor force shrank slightly by nearly 1,000 people.

Bemidji Middle School to Hold Vaccine Clinic
November 17, 2021, 10:58 am

Now that the federal government has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11, the State of Minnesota is hosting a vaccination clinic at
Bemidji Middle School on November 20. Bemidji Middle School is located at 1910
Middle School Avenue NW in Bemidji. The clinic from 10am till 6pm administering the two-dose pediatric Pfizer vaccine free of charge to all eligible children. The second dose will take place on December 11 at the same location. Get more info at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Winter Awareness Week in Beltrami County
November 16, 2021, 10:50 am

This week is Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management is participating and promoting the daily hazard topics. Today is Outdoor Winter Safety. Every year Minnesota experiences the freezing of bodies of water that early in the season can be dangerous. Remember that ice is never 100% safe and a minimum of 4 inches of new clear ice is recommended.

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