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News Briefs - Saturday, Aug. 10

City of Bemidji 5K-9 planned

BEMIDJI -- The City of Bemidji 5K-9 Fun Run begins with check in 8 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Rotary Pavilion at Paul Bunyan Park. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m.

The 5K-9 is a non-competitive run/walk for anyone to join with their dog. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the Nymore Dog Park.

With pre-registration the cost is $20, but registering the day of will cost $25.

All pre-registered participants will receive a water bottle, t-shirt and a treat for the dog.

Register online at or call 333-1850 with any questions.

BEMIDJI -- Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Resource Center will host its monthly Hot Topics meeting 4-5 p.m. Aug. 20 in conference room C at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. NW.

The topic for this months meeting will be "What is Endocrinology?" led by Samar Malaeb, MD, who recently joined Sanford Bemidji Main Clinic as a full-time Endocrinologist.

For more information, contact Wendy at 333-5222.

CASS LAKE-- The Leech Lake Area Boys & Girls Club will host the Arts and Music Festival noon to 6 p.m. today at the Cass Lake Boys and Girls Club.

An outdoor basketball tournament will be held with trophies for first, second and third place.

Food will be sold, with all funding going to the Boys and Girls Club.