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Search underway for Bemidji man missing since Monday

A Bemidji man has been reported missing since Monday night after making self-harm statements. \According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, 50-year-old Nathan Pochardt failed to arrive at a family gathering after reportedly stating intentions to harm himself and is believed to be driving a maroon 2005 GMC Sierra.
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Ridgeway Neighborhood Initiative Hosting Community Picnics in Bemidji

Bemidji Rotarians are working with other organizations and city council members to build a better relationship with those in the Ridgeway neighborhood. One method of doing so is by hosting a community picnic every two weeks. Part of the larger Ridgeway Neighborhood Initiative, Rotarians, Bemidji Boys & Girls Club members,...
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MISSING: Officials seek help locating 50-year-old Bemidji man

BRAINERD, Minn. — Officials in northern Minnesota are asking for the public's help locating a vulnerable adult. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, 50-year-old Nathan A. Pochardt, of Bemidji, was reported missing Monday, June 27 at around 8 p.m. Officials say they consider Pochardt vulnerable "due to his current mental health and threats of suicide."

RiverWood Bank’s Biggest Fundraiser Returns to Bemidji

RiverWood Bank in Bemidji held their annual bratwurst fundraiser on Tuesday for the United Way of Bemidji Area. For over a decade, RiverWood Bank has been supporting the organizations with their fundraisers. After two years of being unable to host the bratwurst fundraiser, the bank finally got the chance to fire up their grill and raise money for the non-profit once more. Being one of the biggest fundraisers RiverWood Bank hosts, people, organizations, and businesses in the community assist in making it happen.

Red Lake COVID-19 Weekly update - Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – COVID-19 Weekly update. At the March Regular Council Meeting, the Red Lake Tribal Council voted unanimously to lift all COVID-19 mandates via Resolution No. 45-2022, 8 for and 0 against. However it is at the discretion of the Program Directors to determine if any COVID-19 Precautions remain in place at their facilities.

Seeking the public's assistance in locating missing, vulnerable adult male

Beltrami County, Bemidji, MN – Jun 28, 2022: The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating an adult male subject, considered vulnerable due to his current mental health and threats of suicide. Nathan A. Pochardt, age 50, of Bemidji, MN was reporting missing at approximately 8:00 PM on June 27, 2022, after Pochardt made statements to the reporter of wanting to harm himself and then later failed to arrive at a family gathering.

Rare Cloud Formation Called ‘End of the World Sky’ Captured over Minnesota

I have to admit, when I saw this photo, I was shocked. If it is REAL, it's one of the most amazing photos I've ever seen in my life. The photo looks like the earth is going to be swallowed up by an ocean from another world. It is really quite impressive, and it's hard to believe that Theresa Lucas didn't even notice how amazing the sky was when she was getting ready to take the photo, but that's what happened.

Bemidji Sheriff’s Office needs help locating vulnerable adult

BEMIDJI, Minn (Valley News Live) - The Bemidji Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a vulnerable adult. They are looking for 50-year-old Nathan Pochardt of Bemidji, who they say is vulnerable due to his mental health and threatening suicide. Authorities say Pochardt was reported missing around 8:00 p.m....

Redby Youth visit the Red Lake Buffalo Ranch

Some youth from Redby came out to see the buffalo at the Red Lake Buffalo Ranch on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The next visitors will be from the Red Lake District in two weeks, then Little Rock District youth will follow them.

Adult From Bemidji Goes Missing

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help for a male that went missing from Bemidji. Nathan A. Pochardt, age 50 was supposed to attend a family gathering but never showed up. Pochardt was reported missing around 8:00 PM on June 27. According to reports,...

Minnesota 4-H youth gain leadership skills, learn about food insecurity at annual conference

Young people from 46 counties gathered in Bemidji, Minnesota for the Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Opportunities (YELLO) conference, June 14-17, 2022. “This is the first time in over 100 years that YELLO has been held outside of the Twin Cities area,” said Jacquie Lonning, the Center for Youth Development’s Civic Engagement & Leadership director. “This was a great opportunity to explore an area of Minnesota many participants hadn’t visited before.”

Bemidji Begins 2022 Street Renewal Project at Ridgeway Avenue

The city of Bemidji will start their Street Renewal 2022 Project on July 5th. This project is in partnership with Northern Paving Inc. Reconstruction will begin at Ridgeway Ave. NW from Paul Bunyan Drive and go to 30th Street NW. Working hours for this project will be from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Monday through Friday. Road work will occur on some Saturdays as well.

Shirley Ann Cleveland

Shirley Ann Cleveland born March 22, 1933 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Paul and Ethel Wrege. She passed away May 15, 2022 in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by husband

Lake Bemidji State Park Receives Their New All-Terrain Track Chair

Lake Bemidji State Park received their new all-terrain track chair last week, which will help give visitors with mobility disabilities the opportunity to explore the park’s trails. Thanks to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Council on Disability, six Minnesota state parks were provided with all-terrain...

Peoples Church in Bemidji Recognizes Public Health and Pride

The Peoples Church in Bemidji partnered with Beltrami County Public Health to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic last week. Along with celebrating health, those at the church also recognized Pride month at the gathering. The Peoples Church functions both as a place of worship and an emergency homeless shelter, channeling...

Bemidji Police Investigate Attempted Abudction Of Juvenile Girls

(Bemidji, MN) -- Bemidji Police are investigating an attempted abduction at Cameron Park on Sunday. Officers were called to the scene and spoke with two juvenile girls who said they were walking down a paved entrance to the park when they were approached by a man who asked them to walk into the woods to look at a snake. As the juveniles spoke with him they became nervous and began to walk away. He followed them and at one point wrapped his arm around one of the females and attempted to pick her up. Both juveniles started to scream which caused the male to let go and run away from the area.