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News Briefs - Friday, Aug. 9

Family canoe exploration set

BEMIDJI -- Explore Lake Bemidji by canoe 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Outdoor Program Center at Diamond Point Park.

Cost is $15 for 12 and older and $5 for 11 and younger.

Register by 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at For questions, call 333-1850.

Open house for Knutson Dam

BEMIDJI -- An open house to learn about the future of the Knutson Dam on Cass Lake will be from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Highway 2 Visitor Center, in Cass Lake.

The Knutson Dam is failing and the Chippewa National Forest - U.S. Forest Service is looking at options for either repairing or replacing it.

For more information, call Eric Raitanen, fisheries biologist, at 218-246-3475 or email

Soil and water board to meet

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet 8 a.m. Aug. 15 in the County Board Room, 701 Minnesota Ave. NW, Suite 102.

For questions, call 333-4158.

Food shelf welcomes local produce

BEMIDJI-- The Bemidji Community Food Shelf, 1260 Industrial Park Dr. SE, welcomes produce from local gardens.

Gardeners may drop off donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.