Archives for April 2018

Kids Day Camp Offered in Bemidji

As we get closer to summer vacation for Bemidji students, the local Parks and Recreation Department offers up a plan for your kids to have fun while they’re out of school. The “Kids in Motion Day Camp” will be held from June 4 to Aug. 17 at Diamond Point Park. It features physical activity, adventure activities, swimming and crafts.

Lawmaker Accused Of Misconduct By Local Woman

A complaint from a Bemidji woman has landed state Representative Rod Hamilton in hot water. The woman says Hamilton touched her inappropriately. Hamilton apologized, but denied accusations of sexual assault.And he refused to discuss ir further with reporters.

House leaders revoked Hamilton’s chairmanship of the Agriculture Finance Committee.

Airport Affairs Council Created

A new group will meet for the first time next week with the goal of advancing the aviation industry in the area. The meeting of the new Bemidji Regional Airport Affairs Council is coming up Wednesday at the airport. ,” Greater Bemidji Executive Director Dave Hengel says their intention is to look into how businesses can use the airport and grow the airport.

Drug Drop Off Day Is Tomorrow

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day,and lots of area agencies will be taking part in the event. If you want to get old prescription medications out of the house, you can drop them off at the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center , the Leech Lake police station or Red Lake’s Criminal Justice Center between the hours of ten am and 2 pm.

NTC Set Tpo Graduate 200

More than 200 students will be getting their diplomas on May 4th from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. NTC’s Commencement address will be delivered by Jerry Bauerly, a retired entrepreneur and executive who currently serves as board chair of Sentry Bank.

Sophia’s Law Takes Effect May 1st

As we head into boating season, officials issue a reminder that Sophia’s Law takes effect on May 1st. Adam Block is boating law administrator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Minnesota will be the first state in the nation to require carbon monoxide detectors and warning stickers on certain boats. Sophia’s Law is named after a 7-year-old girl who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on her family’s boat.

New Opioid Guidelines Issued For Minnesota Doctors

New guidelines were issued for Minnesota doctors today for prescribing opioids. They direct doctors to prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest time, and avoid prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Doctor Rahul Koranne with the Minnesota Hospital Association

Local Man Going To Prison For Arsdon

A prison term of just under five years has been handed down to a Bemidji man convicted of arson. Damian Smith pleaded guilty to burning down a house on Sunset Way back in January,because he had a verbal disagreement with the homeowner.

Bemidji Fire Risk Is High

Fire officials say fire risk is very high in Bemidji and Beltrami County . The fire department says dead grass, leaves and wood debris are drying out, creating ideal conditions for fires to start and spread.

Representative Stages Sit-In

A 24 hour sit-in on the floor of the Minnesota house ended Wednesday, with State Representative Erin Maye Quade calling for action on anti-gun-violence measures