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The Bemidji Rotary Club is set to greatly enhance Cameron Park with a many-faceted playground. The complex will feature swings, slides, climbing walls and cushy chips underneath the equipment. Rotarians began assembling the playground Saturday, an addition that will greatly enhance the park.

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Beltrami County deputies and Bemidji Police officers cited 44 unbelted motorists during the May 18-31 Click It or Ticket campaign.Those folks, and others who slipped through the campaign network, are the ones most likely to be killed or seriously injured in case of a vehicle crash. Considering that 12 people in Beltrami County died in vehicle accidents in the last three years, with more than half of them unbelted, anyone who goes without a seatbelt shows no sense. It is also estimated that the economic impact to everyone in the county in the last three years is more than $16 million. Now, the seatbelt law becomes more stringent with mandatory seat belt use. Perhaps the threat of a fine will remind people to buckle up.

Tim Freeman Jr., a big rig driver from Blackduck is featured on "Ice Road Trucker," a History Channel series on drivers who ply the dangerous wintry roads of Alaska. The documentary highlights the challenges the drivers confront on their routes over snow-clad mountainous terrain. Down shift and keep safe, Tim.

Bagley/Fosston sophomore athlete Analisa Huschle won three individual events and anchored a second-place relay team to help her team win the Minnesota Class A high school girls track championship. Huschle won the triple jump, long jump and 200-meter dash. She established state records in the long jump and triple jump. Well done, Analisa. Keep on striding and jumping.

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