Larissa Donovan

Body found, hands-free rule in the news today

In the news today, authorities believe they have found the body of a missing Outing woman, 35-year-old Michelle Mae. The body, according to a release, was found not far from where her vehicle, a black Jeep, was found earlier this month. In other news, the hands free rule appears to be taking hold, but state public safety officials believe it …

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Deer spotlight surveys, cold weather rule in the news today

Good morning! In the news today, we discussed that members of the Bemidji State University biology department will conduct deer spotlight surveys in the city of Bemidji Monday, Oct. 21. While this may appear like the illegal activity of “shining” deer, residents are asked not to contact law enforcement or disrupt the surveys. They’re getting accurate counts of those pesky …

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City tax, flu shot, missing Cass County woman in news today

Good morning! In the news today, the Bemidji City Council is scheduled to meet tomorrow to discuss a new special use tax initiative. The city has previously discussed multiple ways they could use a new tax, from lessening the burden for property taxpayers for the Sanford Center, to an amateur youth sports commission, as well as help pay for infrastructure …

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Blood quantum, new sales tax and Bemidji veterans home in the news today

Good Afternoon! In local news today, the Red Lake Nation passed a resolution Tuesday that, according to their release, is the first step towards abolishing blood quantum standards, which Secretary Sam Strong described as “mathematical genocide.” All Red Lake members enrolled in 1958 are now considered full blood, or 4/4 quantum, which means the Red Lake Nation will include more …

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Safe sleep and pumpkin harvest news

Good morning! In the news today, we discussed safe sleep practices for infants. New data show that almost all sudden infant deaths in the state were a result of unsafe sleep, which is largely due to suffocation hazards such as soft bedding, pillows, co-sleeping and toys. To find out more about SIDS and safe sleep, visit the MDH website. On …

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