Archives for November 2017

DFL Will Require Harassment-Workplace Training

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced it will require candidates receiving party support to take sexual harassment and workplace conduct training. Gov. Mark Dayton has asked two recently accused lawmakers– one of whom is a Democrat– to resign.

Franken Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been accused of sexual misconduct by Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio anchor, who said Franken kissed her roughly and groped her without her consent, while on a USO tour of the Middle East in 2006. Franken said the kiss was part of a rehearsal for a comedy skit.

Holiday Gifts for Kids Registration Deadline Dec. 4

The registration deadline for Holiday Gifts for Kids, sponsored by the Bemidji Area United Way and this station, is Monday, December 4th. Registration forms are available at Bi-CAP Head Start, the Beltrami County Public Health WIC Office, Northern Dental Access Center, all branches of First National Bank of Bemidji, or online at; unitedwaybemidji.org.

BSU Internship Grant

A $187,500 grant will continue Bemidji State University’s Neilson Foundation Internship program through the summer of 2022. Beginning in 2018, the grant will provide $37,500 in annual funding for five years to support 15 paid summer internships per year. Call (218) 755-2038, or email; maitken@bemidjistate.edu.

Beltrami Sheriff’s Domestic Assault Arrest

On Tuesday at 4:35pm, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call on 3rd Street NE in Blackduck and arrested 50-year-old Clinton Wilson for Domestic Assault. No additional details were released.

LSS Benefactors Double Donor Day

1 in 65 Minnesotans are impacted by Lutheran Social Service, and today, Thursday, November 16th, you can give your neighbors twice as much during Give to the Max Day. The Wenck Family and Leslie Nelson will double every LSS gift up to $20,000.

MN Deer Infected with CWD

Preliminary tests show that seven deer harvested in Minnesota’s disease management zone 603 may be infected with chronic wasting disease. The DNR will open voluntary surveillance stations from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 18-19 in Rushford and Houston. Go to; mndnr.gov/cwd, for specific information.

Rep Requests CBP Reconsideration

Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson has asked the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to reconsider their decision to reduce service hours and shift staffing at key border entry ports in Lancaster and Roseau, saying they help drive the local economy.

MnDOR Posts Tax Delinquents

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has updated its online posting of businesses prohibited from purchasing liquor, beer or wine to resell. They update the list each month to reflect companies that have failed to pay their taxes.

25 Minnesotan Appointed to Advisory Council

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger recently appointed 25 Minnesotans to a newly created advisory council that will provide guidance on how to advance the health of communities across the state that are most impacted by health inequities. Email; scott.smith@state.mn.us to learn more.