Archives for June 2018

DETOUR IN BEMIDJI

A stretch of Division Street near Bemidji High School has been closed to prepare for three new roundabouts. All the traffic will be redirected to the Adams Avenue intersection. The roundabout project is expected to be finished by the start of school in the beginning of September.

WATER CARNIVAL KICKING OFF

Carnival workers, food vendors, and Jaycees have all been busy ramping up for the 74th Annual Water Carnival in Bemidji… part of the big six-day 4th of July celebration. New activities this year include a lumberjack show and a military veterans march from Paul Bunyan Park to the Lake Bemidji South Shore. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.bemidjijaycees.com/water-carnival.html

HAGEDORN 100% BEHIND TRUMP ON BORDER FIGHT

Republican Jim Hagedorn (HAG-a-dorn), running for U-S House in Minnesota’s First District, said the goal of President Trump’s travel ban is to prevent terrorists and people who hate America from entering the U-S. He says the president has a responsibility to protect and defend the United States and the people of America…

MINNEAPOLIS SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Minnesota authorities are investigating the deadly police shooting of a man who officers and witnesses say was firing a handgun on a Minneapolis street last night. WCCO-TV Reporter John Lauritsen says neighbors say they saw Thurman Blevins with a gun….

TWO HURT IN MULTI-VEHICLE PILEUP

Two people were hurt in a six-car crash in Bemidji. The Minnesota State Patrol says 74-year-old Ervin Blom failed to stop as he approached westbound on US Highway 2 at the Adams Avenue Intersection. Blom hit one car and that caused a chain reaction… pushing each car into the one ahead of it. Blom was treated fro non life threatening injuries, as was Richard Curtis of Bemidji, at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. None of the other drivers were hurt.

TRUMP VISITS DULUTH

A historic visit by the President in Duluth…

Bemidji Jaycees Selling Water Carnival Buttons

Summer has officially arrived! How can you tell? Well, other than the warm weather we are now enjoying, the Bemidji Jaycees are now selling their Water Carnival Buttons. They are available at many places around Bemidji, and if you want to take part in the medallion hunt, you are going to need a button first. If you find the medallion and you have a button, you will win double the prize money!

Farmers Markets Now Open

Our state’s farmers’ markets are open for the summer, and Patti Whitney-Wise with Hunger Solutions Minnesota reminds Minnesota’s SNAP beneficiaries who use their EBT cards, that they can spend ten dollars at a market and have it matched dollar for dollar to purchase twenty-dollars in fresh produce…

Tag: The program is operating at 96 farmers’ markets across Minnesota this summer. Minnesota was the first state in the nation to fund a farmers’ market incentive program.

NEW FARM BILL ON THE VERGE OF AUTHORIZATION

As Congress works to reauthorize a new farm bill by the end of September, those working to end hunger in the U-S are encouraged that the latest version would help, not punish, Minnesota’s 621-thousand residents who use SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps. Colleen Moriarty is with Hunger Solutions Minnesota…

The farm bill is usually renewed every five years, and the current version is set to expire September 30th. Congress is working on a timeline of passing the legislation before the July Fourth recess.

AMERICAN SPIRIT FLOATING AGAIN

A huge 1,004 foot freighter, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground in the Duluth harbor Sunday afternoon. The American Spirit came to a stop just short of the seawall, but it didn’t hit it. Nobody was hurt. The Coast Guard reported no signs of pollution. The freighter has since been re-floated and is once again on its way.