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Students from King Elementary School in Deer River visit the Headwaters Science Center on Tuesday, as HSC officials announce they will create a regional advisory group to strengthen the center's position as a regional attraction for state funding. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Headwaters Science Center seeks to become regional attraction


Laddie Elwell leaned against a wall with a big smile on her face Tuesday, as dozens of kids from King Elementary School in Deer River climbed all over the exhibits and explored with the open curiosity that youngsters that age possess.

"You just want to bottle up all their laughter," said Elwell, executive director of the Headwaters Science Center in downtown Bemidji, "and open it up on days when things aren't going as well."

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