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DNR Announces River Fishing Closures for Beltrami and Clearwater Counties

A number of river reaches in Beltrami and Clearwater counties will be closed to fishing until the 2016 fishing opener on May 14. All closures will be in effect April 18 through May 13 and are necessary to protect concentrations of spawning walleye, the Minnesota Department of...
Forest Fire

More Minnesota Counties to Begin Burning Restrictions April 4

Beginning Monday, April 4, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will start burning restrictions in several additional counties as conditions for wildfires have increased. The cool weather accompanied by snow or rain kept fire incidences low in the past two weeks....

Electrifying Minnesota

For this week’s In Focus, find out about the new ‘electrifying’ exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center.

Beltrami Humane Society and Bemidji Partner Up For Pets

Most people have a soft spot for animals. The passion to protect them can be strong, and at times, lead to arguments. At a work session, Bemidji Public Affairs Committee members and humane society representatives met to discuss a rift between the two groups over the treatment of...

$1.6 Million Grant Makes Strides Against Prenatal Substance Abuse

It may seem to be common sense that pregnancy and drugs and alcohol don’t mix, but every year thousands of babies suffer due to prenatal substance abuse. In 2010, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center had almost 3% of babies that tested positive for drugs on the day they were...

Community Spotlight: Beltrami Humane Society Mod Squad

Bear is a 5-year-old pitbull mastiff mix at the Beltrami Humane Society, but something sets him apart from the other pets. Bear is one of two dogs in the humane society’s new Mod Squad program, a volunteer-driven, behavior modification program for shelter dogs. Volunteers...

Northwest Minnesota Economic Competitiveness Discussion

A crowd of people gathered at the Beltrami Electric Co-Op today to discuss Northwest Minnesota’s economic competitiveness.  A variety of leaders from the region were invited to share their concerns to better prepare economic policy for the future. Some people praised the...

Beltrami County Attorney Candidates Prepare For Primary Election

Three candidates, two spaces on the final election ballot, one Beltrami county attorney….The race for Beltrami’s next county attorney is underway. On Tuesday, voters will flock to the polls for the primary election to decide which two candidates will make the cut....

Farm Animals Shine At Beltrami County Fair

Food, rides, and fun…the Beltrami County Fair has something for everyone. People of all ages have been showing up to the fair for over a century to join in on some good, family fun. Now, people from all over the world travel to Bemidji for the big event. Over 27,000 people...

Agencies Conduct Major Drug Bust in Beltrami County

  A man who authorities believe is the ring leader of a methamphetamine trafficking organization has landed behind bars. Phillip Eugene Gurzi and three other people were arrested on Tuesday fro their alledged involvement in a drug smuggling and distribution enterprise in the...

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