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Paul Gazelka: The Brainerd man for the statewide Republican moment
As Nolan votes, challengers hit back on taxes
Music and movement: Council of Indian Students hosts 46th annual pow-wow at BSU
Night We Light celebration to shine even brighter
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Shuster rink wins U.S. Olympic curling trials
Daniel Lee Spigarelli
Roland "Ron" Patterson
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Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
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I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
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Bemidji school board
Bjerknes set to become new assistant principal for BMS
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School Board will convene for its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the board room at district headquarters, 502 Minnesota Ave. NW. The agenda including approving the promotion of Brandon Bjerknes, who has accepted the job of assistant principal at Bemidji...
July 19, 2014 - 11:02pm
July 14, 2014
BEMIDJI SCHOOLS: Board backs referendum for $30 million school for grades 4-5
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji School Board passed a motion Monday to ask voters in the November election to approve plans to build a $30 million...
July 14, 2014 - 11:14pm
April 20, 2014
Bemidji School Board to hold ideation wrap-up meeting
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji School Board is scheduled this week to conclude the ideation process looking into the needs for additional youth recreation space. The School Board is scheduled to meet twice Monday in the media center at Bemidji High School. First, the board will meet at...
April 20, 2014 - 12:13am
February 19, 2014
School board embarks on process to identify facility needs for indoor, outdoor recreation
BEMIDJI — As he offered advice on the newly launched process for examining facilities needs for Bemidji Area Schools, school board member John Pugleasa quoted what has become a bit of a refrain for the school district this year. “Be bold,” he said Wednesday evening during a...
February 19, 2014 - 11:38pm
January 13, 2014
Bemidji School Board OKs new courses, staff to narrow achievement gap
BEMIDJI -- Following a unanimous vote by the Bemidji School Board on Monday, steps now are being taken to add courses and teachers for the remainder of this school year with the intent of narrowing the achievement gap for American Indian students, special-education students and those...
January 13, 2014 - 9:13pm
A look back, a look ahead: Solway Elementary celebrates 25th anniversary
SOLWAY -- As each item was unearthed from a 1991 time capsule, you could hear the laughs and whispers spread throughout the gymnasium. Slap...
January 13, 2014 - 7:23pm
January 8, 2014
Closing the gap: School board considers new programming to help boost test scores
Bethany Wesley email@example.com BEMIDJI — A special school board meeting on Wednesday focused on how to close achievement gaps. Bemidji Area Schools principals presented their anticipated recommendations for closing the achievement gaps for American Indian students,...
January 8, 2014 - 11:25pm
December 16, 2013
School Board votes to adopt decreased levy
BEMIDJI -- Local taxpayers should be happy with the school district's portion of their tax bill next year year. "This year, we're looking at a decrease in the levy," said Chris Leinen, director of business services for Bemidji Area Schools. The School Board, following its annual truth-in-taxation...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59pm
December 11, 2013
To go or not to go: Many factors in play when it comes to delaying or canceling school
BEMIDJI — Choosing whether to cancel school, delay classes or simply proceed as scheduled is not an easy decision to make, the superintendent here said Wednesday. Bemidji Area Schools was among several districts that opted to delay the the start of school Wednesday because of dangerous...
December 11, 2013 - 10:55pm
November 19, 2013
Status quo for district sports; charter school participation considered
BEMIDJI -- After meeting a half-dozen times to discuss the Bemidji School District's existing extracurricular activities policy in regard to charter school students, the decision was to maintain the status quo.
November 19, 2013 - 8:51am
October 10, 2013
Bemidji School Board discusses ways to improve student performance
BEMIDJI — Be bold. That was the consensus Wednesday among local school leaders during a school board work session focused on improving student performance. "What we need to do is think through what kinds of other initiatives might be there that might pay some big results,"...
October 10, 2013 - 12:22am
September 16, 2013
Board approves contract with teachers
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji School District educators can expect an increase in pay that amounts to about $5,400 per full-time teacher over the next two years.
September 16, 2013 - 9:40pm
August 19, 2013
Bemidji School Board: New principals join district
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School Board welcomed a new elementary principal to the district Monday evening as it also reconnected with a former teacher now hired as the new assistant principal at Bemidji High School. Jason Lutsik, a native of Mahnomen who most recently was an elementary...
August 19, 2013 - 9:22pm
July 13, 2013
Bemidji schools to consider additional principal
BEMIDJI - The Bemidji School Board will consider hiring an additional elementary school principal when it convenes Monday for its regular meeting. The School Board will convene at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at Bemidji High School. The meeting agenda includes consideration of an...
July 13, 2013 - 10:34pm
July 1, 2013
District hopes for property tax relief for residents
BEMIDJI — As the Bemidji School District digests changes enacted by the state Legislature, school administrators said they foresee benefits to local taxpayers. “I see many advantages,” said Superintendent Jim Hess. Hess led a Monday afternoon School Board work session as district...
July 1, 2013 - 11:40pm