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News Briefs for April 23
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‘Farm Girls’ authors to present with NELL

GONVICK – Northern Exposures in Lifelong Learning presents Candace Simar and Angela Foster, authors of “Farm Girls,” from 9:30-11 a.m. May 1 at Gonvick Community Center.


Sisters, Simar and Foster published “Farm Girls” in January, which is a collection of essays and poems. Simar is from Pequot Lakes and is also the author of “The Abercrombie Trail Series.” Foster is a published poet from Pine City and teaches memoir at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

For details, call Tamara Edevold at 218- 694-2856.

Rodeo tickets are on sale

BEMIDJI – Tickets are now on sale for the Bud Light Minnesota Rodeo Association Finals at the Sanford Center.

Tickets for the event, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 17-18, cost $18 for general admission, $8 for kids, $46 for a family four-pack, $25 for club seats and $15 each for groups of 15 or more.

For suite rentals, call Lauri at 441-4000.

The finals will include the top riders from the upper Midwest in bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, calf roping and more.

GMO labeling panel today at BSU

BEMIDJI – There will be a panel discussion on the labeling of genetically modified organisms from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today as a part of the Sustainable Tuesday program and the special Earth Week events at BSU.  

Discussion topics will cover the consequences of GMOs on the environment and people’s health.

Participants will hear varying perspectives on the subject from Trevor Smith, Zane Hensel, Lisa Weiskopf, Michale Kerr, Wendy Greenberg and Jessica Saucedo.

For details, call Caitlyn Schuchhardt, 755-3765 or Simone Senogles, 751-4967.

Free skin cancer screenings offered

BEMIDJI – Sanford Bemidji Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 6 at Sanford Bemidji Clinic, 1611 Anne Street.

Eligible participants may call 333-5310 to schedule a screening. Screenings are by appointment only. Eligible participants must have been seen at Sanford Bemidji Dermatology and be insured or underinsured.

Dr. Natalie Roholt and Deb Steinbar, Pa-C, are offering brief, full-body screenings as part of a national campaign to encourage early detection and teach prevention of skin cancer.