House Fire Explosion Leaves Two People Dead In Itasca County

Two people are dead after a structure fire explosion around the Turtle Lake area in Itasca County on January 23rd. According to a press release from the Itasca County...

U.S. Senate Candidate Talks Refugee Resettlement In Bemidji

U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis held a town hall meeting in Bemidji today to talk about Beltrami County’s recent decision on refugee resettlement, where, in a 3-2...

Bemidji City Councilor Michael Beard Announces Resignation

Bemidji City Councilor Michael Beard announced his resignation today due to health reasons. In a press release he states, “It is with sadness that I am announcing my...

Democrats Sue To Overturn Minnesota Assistance Voter Ban

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Two national Democratic groups are suing to overturn Minnesota’s limits on assisting voters. Minnesota law prevents an individual...

Refugee Resettlement Still A Hot Topic At Beltrami County Board Meeting

Beltrami County Commissioners heard from all sides of the refugee resettlement topic during the comment period at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Two weeks ago in a...

Bemidji Mayor Gives Her Last State Of The City Address

The state of the city of Bemidji is at a crossroads – that’s what Bemidji mayor Rita Albrecht said during her last State of the City address Tuesday night....

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Named A Level 3 Trauma Hospital

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has been designated as a level 3 trauma hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health. According to a release from the Sanford Health,...

In Business: NLFX Professional Bridges a Musical Gap in the Bemidji Area

After Overbeek’s, a music store in Bemidji, closed down in 2018, one Bemidji businessman wanted to ensure that there was no loss for the musicians in the community....

Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe Working On Making Transportation Better

A transportation development plan is in the works for the Leech Lake Reservation. According to a post on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Facebook page, the Leech Lake...

Census Bureau Is Seeking More Minnesota Workers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)- The Census Bureau is searching for thousands of part-time workers in Minnesota to knock on doors this spring. Statewide, the Census Bureau is 60...

Residential In-Patient Treatment Facility Coming To Beltrami County

A residential in-patient treatment center is currently being constructed in Bemidji near Wilton. The Northern Minnesota Addiction Wellness Center will be the first co-ed...

The Bemidji Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces Changes For 2020

Some big changes are coming for the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is cutting its workforce, moving to a new building and will no longer manage and staff...