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Night We Light Celebration Friday in Bemidji

And on Friday over half a million lights will be illuminated during the 25th annual Night We Light celebration in Bemidji. The silver anniversary features the largest illuminated display in the city’s history. Along with the display, Friday’s events include Santa’s Workshop from 10 AM until 5 PM at the Tourist Information Center, the Night … Continue Reading Night We Light Celebration Friday in Bemidji

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Minnesota State Parks Free on Black Friday

If you’re looking for something to do this upcoming Black Friday, remember that entrance to all Minnesota State Parks is free that day. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers four free park days each season, and the one for this quarter always comes the day after Thanksgiving. All 75 state parks and recreation areas … Continue Reading Minnesota State Parks Free on Black Friday

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Minnesota Guard to Help at Long Term Care Centers

Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. The governor also proposed using $50 million in unspent federal coronavirus relief funding to help these facilities hire and retain … Continue Reading Minnesota Guard to Help at Long Term Care Centers

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More Details on Fatal Crash of Bemidji Woman

We now know the name of the Bemidji woman who died in a car crash last Wednesday morning in Polk County. 21 year old Hazel Buckanaga of Bemidji was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 75 near 350th Street in Vineland Township when her vihicle then exited the roadway and hit a culvert. Buckanaga was killed … Continue Reading More Details on Fatal Crash of Bemidji Woman

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Kids Vaccine Clinic Saturday in Bemidji

The federal government has recently authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11. The State of Minnesota will be hosting a vaccination clinic for 5 to 11 year-olds at the Bemidji Middle School on Saturday. Bemidji Middle School is located at 1910 Middle School Avenue NW in Bemidji. The clinic will be … Continue Reading Kids Vaccine Clinic Saturday in Bemidji

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State Unemployment Rate Down

Minnesota’s unemployment rate in October was back to where it was immediately before the global pandemic was declared in March 2020 at 3.5% , down two-tenths of a percentage point from September, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The decline primarily due to people moving from unemployment … Continue Reading State Unemployment Rate Down

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Bemidji Middle School to Hold Vaccine Clinic

Now that the federal government has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11, the State of Minnesota is hosting a vaccination clinic at Bemidji Middle School on November 20. Bemidji Middle School is located at 1910 Middle School Avenue NW in Bemidji. The clinic from 10am till 6pm administering the two-dose … Continue Reading Bemidji Middle School to Hold Vaccine Clinic

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Winter Awareness Week in Beltrami County

This week is Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management is participating and promoting the daily hazard topics. Today is Outdoor Winter Safety. Every year Minnesota experiences the freezing of bodies of water that early in the season can be dangerous. Remember that ice is never 100% … Continue Reading Winter Awareness Week in Beltrami County

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DEED Announces Grant Recipients Incluing Bemidji

Today, the Department of Employment and Economic Development is announcing recipients of the Small Business Partnership Grant Program: non-profits and public entities who will provide and facilitate business development and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Among the recipients were Greater Bemidji who received $379,100, 4-Directions Development, Red Lake, $120,000, and Leech Lake Financial … Continue Reading DEED Announces Grant Recipients Incluing Bemidji