Archives for October 2018

Health Officials Put Out Warning Of Strange Illness Affecting Kids

Health officials are asking doctors to be on the lookout for children with a rare, polio-like illness after six cases were reported in Minnesota since September. Symptoms include sudden weakness in an arm or leg, and loss of muscular reflexes. The state Health Department advises parents, “Any kind of acute muscle weakness in their kids, in arms and legs, that obviously doesn’t have anything to do with spraining your ankle at soccer, that definitely they should seek medical attention.”

BEMIDJI ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM SATURDAY

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents “GIANTS” Saturday at 7:00 PM in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door, at Lueken’s Foods, or online at BemidjiSymphony.org. Adults $20; seniors 62+ $15; college $10; students K-12 are admitted for FREE.

MINNESOTA PASTOR FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT

A Hennepin County jury has found a Brooklyn Center pastor guilty of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting a parishioner during a prayer session. The victim told police 55-year-old Meally Freeman, pastor at Grace Mountaineer Tabernacle Church, advised her she needed a one-on-one “deliverance” session to exorcise a demon from her body.

TASK FORCE CONCERNED ABOUT BROADBAND IN MINNESOTA

A final report from Governor Mark Dayton’s Task Force on Broadband recommends the state spend 35 million dollars a year for about 10 more years, to extend high speed Internet to under-served areas of Minnesota. Republicans say rather than put state dollars into expanding high-speed Internet access, let the private market do it better. Democrats say unless the state steps in, some remote areas in Greater Minnesota might never get broadband.

CITY COUNCILOR KILLED WHEN HIT BY VEHICLE

A Floodwood city councilor is dead after he was hit by a vehicle Sunday in Aitkin County. 64 year old Thomas Andor and his passenger, 61 year old Vernon Owens to check their vehicle after they thought they hit an animal, when another vehicle driven by 55 year old Jane Sautbine hit Owens, who died at the scene. The others were not injured. Owens served as a city councilor in Floodwood since 2008.

NO CHARGES WARRANTED IN DROWNING

A 60-page report was released on Monday, on the investigation into the drowning of a 9 year old Moorhead girl back in June. Grace Bettie, drowned June 27 in a swimming area at Buffalo River State Park, where she was visiting as part of the Moorhead Police Department’s Summer Youth Program. Three lifeguards were on duty at the time. The report out of Otter Tail County stated that while some witnesses said there was a lack of supervision that day, others said adult mentors were monitoring the children from the water, picnic tables, and the beach area.

GET SIGNS OFF CITY RIGHT OF WAYS OR LOSE ‘EM!

The City of Bemidji reminds everyone that campaign signs cannot be placed within the public right of way. Any signs found to be within the public right of way of a city street will be removed, and can be picked up at the Public Works Facility, at 1351 5th Street NW. For any questions on the distance of a public right of way, please call City Hall at 759-3570.