By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. BEMIDJI– City Manager Nate Mathews says the city’s water is safe to drink. The report came after the Minnesota Department of Health issued a notice Tuesday that groundwater near Bemidji’s airport was contaminated by perfluorochemicals, or PFCs. PFCs, according to research, have been linked to some negative human health outcomes,… Continue reading Your Thursday News Brief: May 25
BEMIDJI– Despite the state legislature allowing Sunday liquor sales, the Bemidji City Council opted to not allow Sunday sales during their Monday work session. City Finance Director Ron Eischens said that there was no evidence that revenues would increase from being open another day, and he and liquor store staffers said that Friday and Saturday… Continue reading Your Tuesday News Brief: May 23
By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. ST. PAUL– A 70-year-old Grand Rapids man has been sentenced Friday to three years of probation for stealing Christmas trees from the Chippewa National Forest. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Joseph Edminster admitted in January to stealing thousands of black spruce tree tops from 2008 to… Continue reading Your Monday News Brief: May 22
By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. BEMIDJI– The City of Bemidji will discuss Sunday Liquor Sales during Monday’s work session. The Sunday sales law, passed in the state legislature earlier this year after several years of debate, allows cities to decide for themselves whether they allow Sunday sales or not. According to City Finance Director Ron… Continue reading Your Friday News Brief: May 19
By: Larissa Donovan, News Director Featured Photo: Good Samaritans honored Wednesday for their efforts during the May 3 Bus Crash. Names honored (not all pictured): Scott Long, Grant Frenzel, Rich Marsoleck, Rena Smith, Dr. Grant M. Christopher, David Wall, Glenn McLean, Brad Arel, Jeff Wade, Eric and Jana Norgaard, Nicole Jensen, Jeanena Lazella, Ed Plascencia,… Continue reading Your Thursday News Brief: May 18
By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. Assisted by Madison Liapis, News Intern. New charges have been filed against the former Bemidji Middle School principal accused of engaging in graphic sexual conversations with minors over the Internet. The continued investigation on 34-year-old Brandon Bjerkness by the Beltrami County Attorney’s office revealed two more victims, received by the… Continue reading BREAKING: More Charges Filed Against Former Vice Principal.
Featured Photo: Logan C., age 6, giggles as he turns on the emergency lights on a Bemidji Police Department squad car during the Early Childhood Family Education “Wheels, wheels, wheels!” event. Photo credit to Larissa Donovan, News Director. By: Larissa Donovan, News Director. BEMIDJI– Authorities have identified the man pulled from Lake Bemidji Monday. According… Continue reading Your Wednesday News Brief: May 17