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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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Bagley School Board to opt for distance learning at high school, cites lack of paraprofessionals

The Bagley School Board voted Aug. 22 on a learning model to begin the school year, but that plan changed today, which Bagley Superintendent Erich Heise accredits to a lack of paraprofessional staff. “When the School Board voted to open the year with in-person learning on August 22, we had five vacant para-educator positions,” wrote Heise in a letter to …

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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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First Ever United Way Fishing Tournament: 1 App, 2 Species, 3 Days, 823 Lakes…The Perfect Covid Tourney

It’s been a busy year for the United Way of the Bemidji Area. Covid-19 has had them creating an emergency fund, working with their agencies as community members have been in greater need than ever. In addition, they created the Covid Caravan and now the First Ever Lueken’s Village Foods United Way Fishing Tournament, also sponsored by Coca Cola of …

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Charlie Daniels Dead At 83

Country icon Charlie Daniels has passed away at the age of 83. According to a statement from his publicist, Daniels died Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee after what doctors said is a stroke. Most know Daniels and his band from the massive hit, “Devil Went Down To Georgia”.

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BIG DEALS ONE DAY AUCTION: Save Big on A Cass Lake Vacation!

It’s a one day BIG DEALS Auction this Thursday at our BIG DEALS online store. We’ve got two Cass Lake vacations that will be auctioned off that day from Cass Lake Lodge and Sunset Cove Resort. First up is a one week stay in a two bedroom cabin at Cass Lake Lodge. It’s valued at $1,800 and the opening bid will be …

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