Weather Forecast


Storm damage hotline will match up volunteers, those in need

BEMIDJI - The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management has set up a hotline for people affected by this week's storms, as well as volunteers who want to help. The hotline number is 333-8395.

Volunteers who wish to assist those who have had storm damage are being sought. The Office of Emergency Management is looking for people who have chain saws and/or experience using chain saws, as well as other equipment to clear trees, and lots of volunteer labor. Office help to answer the hotline is also sought. Call 333-8395 and leave your name, number, what you are offering and when you might be available.

Those who had storm damage and have a need for assistance in removing trees and storm debris, and have no other assistance available, can be matched up with people who can help. Call 333-8395 and leave your name, a current phone number and your address in Beltrami County. The Office of Emergency Management will get back to callers as soon as possible with solutions.

Debris drop-off sites

The city of Bemidji is requesting that those who live in the city deliver only tree limbs (not the root balls), as well as branches and leaves, to the site on Rako Street Southwest just west of the Police Training Center. No other debris is allowed. People will need identification proving they live in the city in order to utilize that site.

County residents can utilize the Waste Management, demolition site located on Beltrami County Line Road Southeast.