Electrifying Minnesota

For this week’s In Focus, find out about the new ‘electrifying’ exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center.

Beltrami Humane Society and Bemidji Partner Up For Pets

Most people have a soft spot for animals. The passion to protect them can be strong, and at times, lead to arguments. At a work session, Bemidji Public Affairs Committee members and humane society representatives met to discuss a rift between the two groups over the treatment of...
Posted On Dec. 3 2014
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$1.6 Million Grant Makes Strides Against Prenatal Substance Abuse

It may seem to be common sense that pregnancy and drugs and alcohol don’t mix, but every year thousands of babies suffer due to prenatal substance abuse. In 2010, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center had almost 3% of babies that tested positive for drugs on the day they were...
Posted On Nov. 12 2014
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Community Spotlight: Beltrami Humane Society Mod Squad

Bear is a 5-year-old pitbull mastiff mix at the Beltrami Humane Society, but something sets him apart from the other pets. Bear is one of two dogs in the humane society’s new Mod Squad program, a volunteer-driven, behavior modification program for shelter dogs. Volunteers...
Posted On Oct. 27 2014
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Northwest Minnesota Economic Competitiveness Discussion

A crowd of people gathered at the Beltrami Electric Co-Op today to discuss Northwest Minnesota’s economic competitiveness.  A variety of leaders from the region were invited to share their concerns to better prepare economic policy for the future. Some people praised the...
Posted On Aug. 19 2014
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Beltrami County Attorney Candidates Prepare For Primary Election

Three candidates, two spaces on the final election ballot, one Beltrami county attorney….The race for Beltrami’s next county attorney is underway. On Tuesday, voters will flock to the polls for the primary election to decide which two candidates will make the cut....
Posted On Aug. 8 2014
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Farm Animals Shine At Beltrami County Fair

Food, rides, and fun…the Beltrami County Fair has something for everyone. People of all ages have been showing up to the fair for over a century to join in on some good, family fun. Now, people from all over the world travel to Bemidji for the big event. Over 27,000 people...
Posted On Jul. 31 2014
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5 Programs To Continue Research at Oil Spill Site

An extremely valuable study is happening North of Bemidji. 30 years of research results from a site of an oil spill have benefited scientists worldwide. Tuesday, the Beltrami County Board reviewed the yearly updates as the U.S. Geological Survey Site Manager discussed what kinds...

Law Enforcement Officials Assist Red Lake Authorities with Shooting Incident on Reservation

Update: Brother-in-law of one of the suspects in the house says the standoff is over. The brother-in-law, who was at the scene, talked to our reporter Catherine Silver at the Red Lake Police Department. No officials have confirmed of any arrests made at this time. The standoff...

Agencies Conduct Major Drug Bust in Beltrami County

  A man who authorities believe is the ring leader of a methamphetamine trafficking organization has landed behind bars. Phillip Eugene Gurzi and three other people were arrested on Tuesday fro their alledged involvement in a drug smuggling and distribution enterprise in the...
Posted On Jun. 13 2014
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