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5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
'Warehoused' film tells Minnesota family's story of separation, struggle
First-generation college-bound student wins Philando Castile scholarship
Warrant mix-up may yield settlement
ATV groups seek more in Beltrami forest plan
Polanco homers, Twins blank Indians
Lynx bounce back from 1st loss, drub Mystics
Taylor thinks Butler can get Timberwolves to the checkered flag
Butler acquisition send Wolves' ticket sales soaring
Sharon Roberta Villier
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Priscilla Jane Miller
Mabel B. Dahl
Roberta Jean Wind
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
PRIME TIME: Blessed by a power outage
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
Great American Story contest deadline approaches
A busy summer ahead for the BHS marching band
Robert "One-Man" Johnson to perform at Farm by the Lake
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
PRIME TIME: The lure of loud mufflers
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Why do squirrels strip tree bark?
What's causing all the tree troubles?
Bursack: Nursing home staff may not always foresee an approaching death
July 9, 2015
Staffing changes continue at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school
BENA—While school is out for summer break, administrators at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools in Bena are taking the opportunity to restructure staffing before student orientation in August. The school board approved the hiring of an academic principal and accepted the resignations...
July 9, 2015 - 10:17pm
June 12, 2015
EDUCATION: New principal hired for Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
BENA—Students returning to Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools in the fall will be greeted by a new face. School administration announced at June's regular School Board meeting Thursday the K-12 principal vacancy has been filled. Interim Superintendent Pam Walker, who is also the school's...
June 12, 2015 - 6:03pm
May 14, 2015
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig administrators resign after student protest
BENA—The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Board accepted the resignations of the school superintendent and principal at Thursday night's board meeting. The decision comes a week after students at the high school in Bena protested some decisions by the administration. School Board...
May 14, 2015 - 10:15pm
May 5, 2015
Students stage walkout in Bena: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High Schoolers walk out on administration
BENA—About a dozen students attending the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School walked out of their classes Tuesday morning in protest of recent...
May 5, 2015 - 6:10pm
October 9, 2014
Things going bump in Bena: NightScreams haunted haven open for fright seekers
BENA -- Fright fanatics needn't wait any longer to get their Halloween horror fix. NightScreams opens Friday night in Bena. Three years...
October 9, 2014 - 8:34pm
Cass Lake-Bena School Board member enters guilty plea on theft charge
By Renee Richardson Forum News Service WALKER, Minn. -- A Cass Lake-Bena School Board member and former school district employee accused of swindling the district entered a guilty plea the day before a jury trial was to begin. Terri Vail, 53, was charged with six felony...
July 9, 2014 - 3:08pm
August 17, 2013
Back in beautiful Bena: Restoring historic Winnibigoshish General Store, founding WinnieFest a labor of love for Arnold Dahl and Matthew Wooley
BENA -- He gave it all up. A good-paying "suit-and-tie" gig at the corporate headquarters of an RV manufacturer, a life with friends and a loving...
August 17, 2013 - 9:55pm
December 14, 2012
Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area seeks volunteers
LEECH LAKE – The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Leech Lake Area is seeking volunteers to provide special physical fitness activities such as dance classes, yoga, aerobics, kick-boxing or other activities to introduce youth to alternate physical fitness activities. BGCLLA provide services...
December 14, 2012 - 10:31pm
September 11, 2012
Lake Winnibigoshish drowning victims identified
BENA - Two men drowned Saturday evening on Lake Winnibigoshish near Bena when their boat capsized in high winds, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The men were identified Monday evening as William Daley, 43, of Minneapolis and Clarence Dickens, 53, of Princeton, Minn....
September 11, 2012 - 8:43am
September 7, 2012
Pappano joins Rabideau academy, learning center
CAMP RABIDEAU – Rabideau Conservation Academy and Learning Center welcomes new Americorps VISTA member Noah Pappano. Pappano, a resident of Maine, was sworn in as a member of the Initiative Foundation’s central Minnesota VISTA project on Aug. 3 and will be serving locally with...
September 7, 2012 - 7:10pm
August 23, 2012
Verizon expands 4G wireless network to Bemidji area
BEMIDJI – Verizon Wireless announced Thursday it expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Bemidji, enabling customers in more areas of Minnesota to take advantage of the network, as of 7 p.m. today. The expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Bemidji includes: - North on U.S....
August 23, 2012 - 3:02pm
July 21, 2012
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund wants to collect a photo of each veteran named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., to use in a future exhibit. Here are the names of area soldiers whose photos are needed. Beltrami County Richard M. Krossen, Red Lake, Sept....
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Information about Vietnam project, how to submit photos, how to view
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund wants to collect a photo of each veteran named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., to use in a future exhibit. Here is a snapshot of its efforts so far in Minnesota and nationwide: Minnesota Total Casualties: 1,075 # of...
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Vietnam project aims to collect photographs; Beltrami, Cass soldiers on list of missing photos
BISMARCK -- A future education center in Washington, D.C., will display photos of Minnesota soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their...
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 26, 2012
Two-day festival in Bena to benefit homeless program
BENA - It'll be a weekend of music played for charity, hoping to revitalize this small town. WinnieFest 2012 will be Friday and Saturday at Big Winnie Store, RV Park and Campground in Bena. The first day will feature rock music, while the second day of music will be blues. Organized...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am