Bemidji News


07/21/2018 05:09 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota briefs: Nonprofits to keep Nice Ride bike-sharing pilot alive 

Nice Ride, the bike-share rental program that's been operating in the Twin Cities since 2010, has ended a sister project in Bemidji after a four-year trial run. Nice Ride ended its sponsorship of the pilot program this month after the nonprofit's operations were acquired by a for-profit company.


07/21/2018 05:45 AM  ~~~Source~~~
5,000 babies and counting -- Dr. Byler still enjoys role as country doctor 

Dr. Nolan Byler may not remember the very first baby he delivered, but he certainly remembers at least eight that came after. "I delivered all of the first eight" of his chldren, he said.


07/21/2018 01:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert6 min ago 

An air quality alert has been issued for western portions of northern and central Minnesota from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.


07/14/2018 09:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Packing in fun with alpacas 

Valerie Davis, 19, left, stands with 4-year-old Darby while Isabell Karvakko, 9, holds onto Tracker, an alpaca that was born last fall on the Karvakko family farm. Alpacas have become the showcase animal for the farm, which has helped spur the grown of the alpaca program through Beltrami County 4-H.


07/13/2018 10:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
MN motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after hitting a deer 

A Minnesota man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a deer early Friday morning in Polk County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened 11 2 miles west of Gully, Minensota, which is 45 miles northwest of Bemidji.


07/12/2018 05:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
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Debris was scattered throughout the southbound lanes of Highway 371 south of Brainerd following a crash Wednesday, July 11, involving a semitrailer and a passenger car.


07/11/2018 01:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
8th District DFL candidates to debate1 hour ago 

Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates for 8th Congressional District seat will debate 7-9 p.m. July 23 at the Chalberg Theatre on the Central Lakes College campus in Brainerd.


07/11/2018 05:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
State seeks designs for veterans homes 

This new Building 22 at the Minneapolis Veterans Home campus was completed earlier this year. The state is seeking design work for three new veterans homes in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston.


07/10/2018 10:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Woman Dies in Beltrami Co. ATV Crash 

A 911 caller reported the crash at 8:20 a.m. The crash was near the intersection of Nature Road NW and Mayflower Road NW in Eckles Township, which is about nine miles northwest of Bemidji. Forty-two-year-old Rosalee R. Miles of Shevlin was riding an ATV that left a roadway and went into a ditch, where it hit a barbed wire fence and overturned in a field.


07/10/2018 08:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff's Corner: How the severe weather warning system works in Cass County 

The Cass County Sheriff's Office has recently received some questions concerning the use of weather sirens. This month, we would like to take the opportunity to talk about severe weather warning systems and our role and response in these situations.


07/06/2018 03:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Canada Exports a Comfortable Front - Heating Up Again Next Week 

Bemidji Tornado Makes Case for NOAA Weather Radio According to NOAA, for the first time since 2005, and only the second time on record, no one was killed by tornadoes in the USA in either May or June. Residents of Bemidji, Minnesota got quite a scare the morning of July 4. A tornado touched down in town at 6:18 AM; 200 yards wide - on the ground for nearly a mile.


07/04/2018 11:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Tornado lowers the boom on Bemidji for Fourth of July 

Residents and officials clean up storm damage along Irvine Avenue Northwest and 18th Street Northwest on Wednesday morning, July 4, in Bemidji, Minn. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service Trees along 18th Street Northwest in front of St. Batholomew's Church were all uprooted after a storm on Wednesday morning, July 4, in Bemidji, Minn.


07/04/2018 09:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Vikings Super Fan 'Millie' Celebrates 100th Birthday 

NWS: Confirmed EF1 Tornado Hit Bemidji On Fourth Of July Officials in northern Minnesota said they're in contact Wednesday with the National Weather Service because of a possible tornado touchdown. Storms Don't Stop Delano Fourth Of July Parade People prepared for the elements with tents and ponchos, but the storms cleared in time for one of the best parades in Minnesota.


07/04/2018 12:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Clean-up begins after possible tornado rips through Bemidji 

Severe weather that destroyed a garage, damaged houses and uprooted trees is being reviewed to determine whether a tornado touched down in Bemidji. Beltrami County emergency officials asked the public to avoid an area west of Bemidji State University after a storm swept through the city about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. County Emergency Management Director Chris Muller said about 12 square blocks were affected.


06/30/2018 04:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
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These students hailing from our area earned Dean's List honors from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, at the conclusion of the Spring 2018 semester.