Archives for March 2018

Country Inn Sale Under Review

A motion in a lawsuit to sell the Bemidji Country Inn & Suites is now under review in court. That after the owners say they can’t pay back all of their creditors, including the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, Security Bank, and Access Point Financial. The receiver made the motion to get approval to sell the hotel for $8.3 million. The total debt is said to be more than $13 million.

Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled Due To Weather

Due to the cold and wind that is predicted for Saturday morning, the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bemidji High School scheduled for SATURDAY has been canceled. Again, the annual Easter Egg Hint scheduled for Saturday morining at Bemidji High School has been cancelled due to the weather.

Fundraiser For Crash Victims Raises Money Overnight

More than $49,000 was raised by 9 p.m. Monday, to help cover funeral and medical expenses for a Fargo woman and her three children who were involved in a crash this past Sunday, between their SUV and a semi, that left two children dead. 30 year old Trista Curry and her three kids were involved in the crash Sunday morning in near white out conditions on I-29. The driver of the semi was not hurt. If you would like to help out, visit www.youcaring.com

Red River Supports NRA

Friday was ladies’ night at the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center, and those who were there all said that although the NRA has been in the news a lot lately, no other organization is as well known for its uncompromising stance on the Second Amendment. NRA members remain supportive. They say they agree wholeheartedly with the organization’s mission of training responsible gun owners and protecting owners’ rights. The NRA has always focused they say, on training people to use guns. Local NRA members agreed that teachers should be allowed to carry guns in schools and that the ban on assault weapons shouldn’t be revived. Both ideas have been discussed in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting. They say criminals would think twice if they knew everyone had guns.

Bodies Of Fishermen Missing Since November Found In Lower Red Lake

The bodies of two fishermen who went missing back in November on Lower Red Lake, have been pulled from the water. Red Lake conservation officers and a tribal council representative found the body of a 17-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon in a shallow area of the lake known as “Second Bridge.” His name has not yet been released. The body of the second fisherman, 29-year-old Deland Beaulieu, was discovered Thursday morning about 150 feet away from where the body of the boy was found using a remote-operated underwater vehicle equipped with a camera and sonar. The two went missing back on November 6th, when their boat capsized. A third man on the boat, 32-year-old Dominick Johnson, was able to swim to shore and survived.

Bemidji Home Goes Up In Flames – All Inside Escape Safely

A Bemidji Township house went up in flames early this morning. Firefighters with the Bemidji Fire Department answered the call just after 2:30am at the house on 15th Street Northwest. When crews arrived, they were met by flames coming from the rear part of the house. Those living there were able to escape safely, but flames were said to have caused moderate damage to both the building and its contents. As of now, investigators believe the cause was accidental, but it is under investigation.

LYFT AND UBER REGULATION CONTESTED IN STATE LEGISLATURE

Democrats are worried Republicans will turn a Lyft and Uber regulation bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature into something that would override local minimum wage and family leave ordinances, similar to last year’s attempt. Republican Sandy Layman…

MINNEAPOLIS OFFICER CHARGED IN SHOOTING DEATH

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has been charged with 3rd- degree murder, and 2nd degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Justine Damond. Prosecutors say there is no evidence that Officer Noor “encountered, appreciated, investigated or confirmed a threat that justified the decision to use deadly force.” Damond was shot last July after calling police to report a possible assault behind her south Minneapolis home.

SALARY INCREASES SAID TO BE ON SCHEDULE

Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says the Minnesota Senate will approve state employees’ new contracts before Easter. Gazelka’s comment came as AFSCME union members packed the State Capitol Rotunda Tuesday afternoon. He says lawmakers were waiting for the Dayton administration to confirm that salary increases — two and 2.25 percent in each of the next two years — will come from existing state agency budgets and no new appropriation is needed this year.

FLU ON THE DECLINE HERE BUT NOT OVER YET

The Minnesota Department of Health reports there were more than 100 flu-related hospitalizations in the state the week ending March 10th. But that’s about half the number reported the previous week, and flu-related hospitalizations are at their lowest level since early December. Health Department Senior Epidemiologist Melissa McMahon says the severity of this year’s flu outbreak was due in part to the nature of the virus….

Tag: McMahon adds older people are already at a higher risk of flu-related hospitalizations. Minnesota has seen more than 56-hundred people hospitalized with the flu this year, compared to about 37-hundred the year before and 15-hundred during the 2016 season.