Bemidji Now News Bites

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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.

Friday, May 6, 2022

News highlights from northern Minnesota: Dr. Ted Will received the Charlie Naylor Lifetime Achievement Award during the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce’s awards of excellence luncheon, a number of other local businesses were recognized during the event, and Salon 218 makes donation to support the Edith Sanford Breast Center.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

News highlights from northern Minnesota: A Bemidji man will appear in court next week on first-degree drug sales charges after a fentanyl bust last week, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton was recently recognized for his work on the Northern Lights Task Force, four were injured in a Tuesday crash in the Waskish area, and the state will soon establish a website that will allow frontline workers to keep track of their “Hero Pay” COVID bonuses.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

News highlights from northern Minnesota: Greater Bemidji is launching a Small Business Checkup Initiative to provide free support and services to the region’s small businesses, a new state flag will likely go nowhere in the current state legislative session, no injuries reported in a Blackduck fire on Tuesday, and numerous young artists were awarded after the Watermark High School Art Show.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

News highlights from northern Minnesota: Flooding conditions across Beltrami County are improving and the drought has been erased, and the Bemidji City Council approved a number of measures in their Monday meeting, most notably moving forward with considering a total City Hall remodel after flood damage led to the discovery of several other building issues.