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BELTRAMI COUNTY

The Beltrami County Jail has been ordered to reduce inmate capacity after a Minnesota DOC investigation showed that the jail's minimum staffing requirements were not met on several occasions.
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.

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Two horses were rescued after getting stuck in a flooded trail at Three Island County Park on Saturday in Beltrami County.
Native American women make up less than 1% of Minnesota’s overall population but are 20% of the state's female prison inmates.
After years of struggling with substance abuse, Wednesday marked an important milestone for Angela Gale as she became the first graduate of Beltrami County Drug Court.
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.
After 14 years of advocacy by local officials, legislative sessions and federal funding announcements, work is about to begin on the Bemidji Veterans Home. To commemorate the moment, a groundbreaking ceremony was held with dozens of elected officials, veterans and other supporters who backed the project.

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The suspects responded to an advertisement placed on a sex ads website during the operation.
According to a news release from the University of Minnesota, the scientists found the CWD-causing prions in a single bone marrow sample, using a technology known as RT-QuIC that can be used to identify CWD prions in carcasses and the environment.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Wednesday morning, April 7, said a 3-year-old whitetail doe on a Beltrami County farm had tested positive for CWD by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories.

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