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Thursday, May 26, 2022

An Aitkin man was injured in a Remer area crash, Northwest Minnesota Foundation accepting grant applications for child care programming, NTC recently held its 5th Annual Rural Community Health Workers Conference, MnDOT says 29,500 bags of trash were removed from highways last year in the “Adopt a Highway” program, two were injured in an alcohol-related crash in Clearwater County, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution in work zones this Memorial Day Weekend, and holiday-related hours changes in refuse pickup and waste management.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

No injuries reported in Bemidji school bus crash on Monday, FEMA and state emergency response personnel are in the area to assess damages from April 22 flooding events, newcomers and incumbents file for state and county races, Superintendent Tim Lutz issues message in the wake of yet another school shooting in America, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area recently received two large donations.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

News from northern Minnesota: A Red Lake man is facing charges after a burglary in the Grygla area, the Bemidji City Council held the first 2023 budget discussions in a work session, the Blandin Foundation provided a grant for American Indian students studying psychology at Bemidji State, and Beltrami County and the Red Lake Nation were recognized for their work for the “Red Lake Initiative.”

Monday, May 23, 2022

US VA Secretary Denis McDonough was in Bemidji Friday to meet with local veterans in a town hall-style listening session, the state government came close to passing historic tax cuts and may meet for a special session after last night’s deadline, the state’s “Click it or Ticket” campaign begins today and Dr. Donna Pawlowski was inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A fire significantly damaged a home on Cardinal Rd. NW Tuesday, four Bemidji City Council members filed for three council seats on the first day of filing, and the council learns more about the city’s role in developing the Rail Corridor site

Friday, May 13, 2022

All about the Walleye Fishing Opener! Gov. Walz and numerous state and local officials were on hand for this morning’s “Radio Row” media event ahead of the Governor’s Fishing Opener this weekend around the Leech Lake Reservation. DNR reminds anglers to follow the state’s laws preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The city of Bemidji’s 2022 Street Renewal project begins Monday, the late ice-out means colder water and slower fish for this Saturday’s fishing opener, and legalized sports betting likely will not pass this legislative session.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

News highlights from Northern Minnesota: A Ponemah man’s body was found in the Battle River after multiple searches, Commissioner Jim Lucachick and 30 other petitioners are suing Beltrami County Board over redistricting results, spring wildfire restrictions are now in effect for northwestern Minnesota, a suspicious fire on Tranquility Lane in Eckles Township caused significant damage and led to one arrest, and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Bemidji Police Department have set May 19 as the date for the Police Officers’ Memorial Service.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

News highlights from Northern Minnesota: The Bemidji City Council discusses the pros and cons of the “strike system” as it relates to crime-free, drug-free housing stipulations in the city’s rental code; a Cass Lake man was killed in an ATV crash Saturday; and the remaining ice on Lake Bemidji wrought havoc on one of the area’s oldest resorts, moving inland and damaging structures.

Monday, May 9, 2022

News highlights from Northern Minnesota: Minnesota House passes funding for various veterans programs including final funding for Bemidji Veteran’s Home, Highway 71 project begins May 16, new principal named for Bemidji’s Northern Elementary School, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin highlights importance of the upcoming midterm election, and more than 1,000 graduates were celebrated in the BSU and NTC Commencement ceremonies.