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Support Our Local Restaurants

The Covid-19 outbreak has had a devastating impact on every facet of our life here in Minnesota. Restaurants and hospitality services are literally woven into our lives and our communities. We know that the Coronavirus outbreak has been catastrophic to our economy, with many restaurants forced to close their doors or …

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Have You Gone to See a Movie During the Pandemic?

The latest podcast episode of Rick & Nick Talk Flicks talks all about it. The first new mainstream big budget Hollywood movie since March ’20, “Tenet,” has hit the big screen.  How is it doing?  Are people going to see it?  Will you? Download or stream the latest episode online and …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Blackduck, Kelliher and Red Lake

Bemidji Area Schools have set a plan for back to school for this fall, with in-person learning for elementary students and a hybrid model for students 6-12. Find out more about Bemidji’s plans here. Schools in the more rural parts of Beltrami County, such as Blackduck, Kelliher and Red Lake, …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Bemidji Area Charter Schools

Charter schools in the Bemidji Area serve students from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and many have cooperative agreements for bussing, special education and food services through the Bemidji School District. As a result, some charter schools in the Bemidji Area have also opted to begin four days later than previously …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Clearwater County Schools

In Clearwater County, a couple of new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in recent weeks, but under the Safe Learning Plan spreadsheets, Clearwater County has had a 0 case rate per 10,000 people for the last two reporting periods. That rate changed to 1.13 for the two-week period ending Aug. 15, …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Cass County Schools

In northern Cass County, Cass Lake-Bena and Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools opted for distance learning, while students in Walker-Hackensack-Akeley schools will attend in-person classes. The Leech Lake Tribal Council issued a recommendation in mid-August that schools within the boundaries of the reservation start the school year with distance learning. Guidance from the …

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Back to School

News Director Larissa Donovan has been compiling and summarizing back to school plans for area schools and districts. Bemidji Area School Board finalized an in-person elementary, hybrid model for middle and high school students during their August board meeting. Bemidji Area Charter Schools will also largely use the hybrid model. …

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