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Following is a brief synopsis of today’s announcement by Gov Walz related to reopening Minnesota businesses and easing several restrictions that are currently in place.The following will go into effect Monday, January 11th • Restaurants may open to 50%, with a maximum of 150 inside and 150 outside • Reservations required for inside and outside service• Parties at tables restricted…

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With our local on-sale liquor license holders being forced, once again, to close and/or reduce their business due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Bemidji Council approved a 50% refund/ reduction of their on-sale liquor license fees for 2021 license renewals. The majority of the “full” on-sale intoxicating liquor license holders will receive a…

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Effective today, the Minnesota Department of Health released updated guidance increasing the table size for restaurants and bars. The guidance includes the following specific points: Limits party size in dining rooms to 10 people. Limits party size in bar areas to 4 persons. Requires patrons in all areas to be seated. The change to parties…

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Beltrami County announces a new grant program for non-profit organizations –  Beltrami County COVID-19 Non-Profit Relief Fund.  The funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding allocated to the County through directive of Governor Walz, who released $841 million of Federal CARES Act dollars to towns, cities, and…

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Beltrami County COVID-19 Business Relief Fund.  The funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding allocated to the County through directive of Governor Walz, who released $841 million of Federal CARES Act dollars to towns, cities, and counties throughout Minnesota through Executive Order.  Greater Bemidji, Inc. will be…

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Headwaters Regional Development Commission and Headwaters Regional Finance Corporation are pleased to announce the rollout of our new Covid-19 Relief Loan Fund. This program is the result of a $3.14 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration and funded by the CARES Act. The purpose is to help businesses that have been negatively impacted…

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