Weather Forecast


Hockey Day is coming to Bemidji; 13th annual event set for winter 2019

News briefs - Aug. 1 - Thursday

--UMD to host tribal forums

DULUTH -- The University of Minnesota Duluth invites tribal members and educators from around the region to a series of meetings to determine the needs of Indian Country, according to a press release. The first meeting will be held 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Kirby Student Center Garden Room, 1120 Kirby Drive in Duluth.

The second meeting will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the same location. The last meeting will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.

The meetings are scheduled to determine the kind of certificates needed on reservations for the tribal workforce, what kind of research should a Department of Tribal Sovereignty Institute conduct and what is the best way to set up an institute for the university to study, preserve and protect tribal sovereignty.

School clothing donations welcome

BEMIDJI -- Evergreen and the Kinship North Mentoring Program is now accepting gently used or clothing in good condition for school-age children, youth and teenagers through Aug. 14.

A Mega School Clothing Garage Sale is scheduled for Aug. 16-17 at the United Methodist Church, 902 Beltrami Ave. NW.

Contact Jenn Anderson at Evergreen to make donations or for questions at 308-9012 or

Oak Hills to broadcast leadership summit

BEMIDJI-- Oak Hills Christian College will broadcast The Global Leadership Summit that will be held Aug. 8-9.

The Global Leadership Summit is a conference that focuses on building and restoring vitality to organizations and teams.

The conference will feature, among others, former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, and Mark Burnett, Emmy award-winning producer of such television shows as "Survivor," "The Voice" and "The Apprentice."

For more information, visit