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Bemidji Downtown Alliance Announces Shop Small, Give Big: A Chance For You To Win, Just By Shopping Downtown

The Bemidji Downtown Alliance, in partnership with the Bemidji Alliance, is bringing a brand-new initiative called Shop Small, GIVE BIG to downtown Bemidji for the entire month of September. The Shop Small, GIVE BIG campaign was created to support small, locally owned, downtown Bemidji area businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shop Small, GIVE BIG allows customers to visit any and …

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s Saturday September 19th

Z99 is proud to sponsor the 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s. This year’s event is virtual and set for Saturday, September 19th. Raise funds and get registered by visiting act.alz.org. Watch the Virtual Opening Ceremony online at 9am and then walk in your neighborhood with friends and family. The”Drive through Promise Garden” is at the Sanford Campus from 9 until …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Blackduck, Kelliher and Red Lake

Bemidji Area Schools have set a plan for back to school for this fall, with in-person learning for elementary students and a hybrid model for students 6-12. Find out more about Bemidji’s plans here. Schools in the more rural parts of Beltrami County, such as Blackduck, Kelliher and Red Lake, also have to follow the guidelines for back to school, …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Bemidji Area Charter Schools

Charter schools in the Bemidji Area serve students from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and many have cooperative agreements for bussing, special education and food services through the Bemidji School District. As a result, some charter schools in the Bemidji Area have also opted to begin four days later than previously scheduled, with a start date of Sept. 14. Beltrami County’s …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Clearwater County Schools

In Clearwater County, a couple of new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in recent weeks, but under the Safe Learning Plan spreadsheets, Clearwater County has had a 0 case rate per 10,000 people for the last two reporting periods. That rate changed to 1.13 for the two-week period ending Aug. 15, in an update posted Thursday, Aug. 27. As a result, …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Cass County Schools

In northern Cass County, Cass Lake-Bena and Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools opted for distance learning, while students in Walker-Hackensack-Akeley schools will attend in-person classes. The Leech Lake Tribal Council issued a recommendation in mid-August that schools within the boundaries of the reservation start the school year with distance learning. Guidance from the state instructed districts to follow case rate guidelines, and to …

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Back to School

News Director Larissa Donovan has been compiling and summarizing back to school plans for area schools and districts. Bemidji Area School Board finalized an in-person elementary, hybrid model for middle and high school students during their August board meeting. Bemidji Area Charter Schools will also largely use the hybrid model. In northern Beltrami County, almost half of Kelliher’s student body …

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Hubbard County Schools

According to Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan documents, Hubbard County’s new case rate per 10,000 people was 2.88 for the two-week period ending Aug. 15, down from 5.27 for the two-week period ending Aug. 8. Even with a new case rate of under 10, which allows all students to return to in-person learning, additional safety precautions will be implemented, such as …

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BemidjiNow: Back To School

Traditionally, this is the final week of summer vacation and everyone has circled the Tuesday after Labor Day as the first day of school. But it is 2020, after all, so it just can’t be that simple can it? No it can’t. Schools in different counties have different state recommendations and each one has its own plan. They even have …

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