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News Briefs - Sunday, Aug. 25

Locke to perform concert and native dance ensemble

BEMIDJI -- Kevin Locke will perform a concert and Native American dance ensemble at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University.

Admission is free. The performance is sponsored by the BSU Council of Indian Students and the American Indian Resource Center.

Palace Casino Chili Cook Off set

CASS LAKE -- The 7th Annual Palace Casino Chili Cook Off will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Bingo Hall of the Palace Casino, 16599 69th Ave. NW.

Cost is $5 for a bottomless bowl of chili. All proceeds go to United Way of the Bemidji Area.

For details and registration, contact Karen Fineday at 335-7006 or by email at

BPD to give away car seats

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Police Department will give away approximately 50 car seats valued between $25 and $55 to families in need on Sept. 28, by appointment.

The appointment will consist of a video for caregivers to watch, educational material and proper installation of the child seat. Each will take between 40 to 60 minutes.

To learn more about income guidelines and to make an appointment, contact Michelle Leffelman at 333-8367 or Officer Tabitha Carrigan at 333-8309.

The Bemidji Police Department received a grant through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety/Child Passenger Safety Program for the project.