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BELTRAMI COUNTY

The Beltrami County Attorney's Office has entered into a contract with the Eckberg and Lammers law firm to review the 2018 death of Beltrami County Jail inmate Hardel Sherrell.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Bowen Lake, near Backus in Cass County and in Turtle River Lake, near the city of Turtle River in Beltrami County.
The Sartell, Minn. based company, however, has faced allegations of failing to provide adequate care to inmates, including 27-year-old Hardel Sherrell, who died in 2018 in the Beltrami County jail in Bemidji after his pleas for help were ignored by jail and medical staff.
Two horses were rescued after getting stuck in a flooded trail at Three Island County Park on Saturday in Beltrami County.

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Native American women make up less than 1% of Minnesota’s overall population but are 20% of the state's female prison inmates.
In mid-October, ground was broken on Sanford's new $6.2 million Behavioral Health Crisis Center. Once completed, the 12,000 square-foot facility will be the first center to offer adult inpatient hospital psychiatric beds within 90 miles of Bemidji.
Last week, officials from the Minnesota DNR’s wildlife health and big game programs, along with partner representatives from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Prion Research and Outreach, gathered to lead two public information sessions about Beltrami County’s current CWD status.
Incendiary national issues are shaping local elections across Minnesota.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Russell A. Anderson died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at age 78.
The commissioners were responding to an executive order from President Trump, which enhanced state and local government involvement in refugee resettlement.

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Tuesday's vote in Bemidji was the first no vote by any county in Minnesota.
Fargo doctor among those named in the lawsuit filed by St. Paul woman.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Denae Alamano was feeling outnumbered. She and her husband, Orlando, had two young boys of their own when they decided to become foster parents in 2015. The first two foster children they cared for were boys, too.

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