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Up for bid!: Fairground full of activity for annual state surplus auction (VIDEO)
Knutson Dam Recreation Area temporarily closed
360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence lands large grant
Senior Surf computer training classes
Coauette joins Essentia Health in Fosston, Bagley
Park Rapids native races in Rio
FOOTBALL: After last-second loss to Sioux Falls, BSU ready for U-Mary
FOOTBALL: No. 6 Alexandria awaits BHS
Aerials compete in St. Paul
HOCKEY: Beaver women rally to top Syracuse
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
Susan Eileen Bessler
Alexander Carl (Shorty) Petersen
Dorothy Sunde Bishop
Ole "Buddie" Risland Sr.
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
DNR to sell 40 northern Minnesota land parcels
Lake Bemidji State Park youth, muzzleloader hunts
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
September 30, 2016
Bemidji schools aim for 3 percent bump in test scores
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Schools leaders are aiming for 3 percent bumps in math and reading test scores this year, among other goals formalized...
23 hours 10 min ago
September 29, 2016
EDUCATION: Hess to receive leadership award from Minnesota Association of School Administrators
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Schools’ chief administrator is set to be recognized for his leadership next week. The Minnesota Association of School Administrators selected Superintendent Jim Hess to receive its Polaris Leadership Award, which recognizes Hess’ “professional courage,...
September 29, 2016 - 4:38pm
Concordia to allow legal age students to drink on campus
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia College will allow students who are 21 years old to drink “limited quantities” of alcohol in private living areas on campus, ending a 125-year prohibition for students who can drink legally. The new campus alcohol policy, still being drafted with student...
September 29, 2016 - 3:00am
September 25, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
How many times when you were growing up did your parents say to you, "Now don't forget to say 'thank you'"? How many times did they say to you, "Now don't forget to wash your hands"? The answer is, your parents said those things many, many times to the point that as an adult, you...
September 25, 2016 - 8:40am
September 19, 2016
UPDATED: Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities...
September 19, 2016 - 1:33pm
September 18, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Let’s not sell our students short
I don’t think there is a high school or elementary principal who doesn’t believe that their students are the best. Just ask them. Do you know what? They are right. You have to be around students a long time to know what they are really like. Too often people judge a book by its...
September 18, 2016 - 8:57am
September 16, 2016
Salad days at the Summit: Red Lake hosts indigenous foods gathering (VIDEO)
RED LAKE—Maizie White tossed kale leaves, hunks of watermelon, red onion pieces, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a handful of other ingredients...
September 16, 2016 - 6:22pm
September 15, 2016
BSU earns affordability ranking
BEMIDJI -- BSU has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the 10 most affordable colleges or universities in the nation for out-of-state students.BSU does not charge out-of-state tuition, offering its $8,386 in-state rate for tuition and fees to all students, university...
September 15, 2016 - 6:53pm
September 11, 2016
John Eggers: Wisdom from Simon
I was talking to our dog Simon the other day, and he shared with me some of his dog wisdom based on some favorite dogisms he collected. "If you think we can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give me only two of them."
September 11, 2016 - 12:24am
September 9, 2016
EDUCATION: School enrollment remains steady, district nears 5,000 mark for students
BEMIDJI—Attendance at Bemidji Area Schools is similar to last year but still trending upward, according to figures provided by school district...
September 9, 2016 - 4:23pm
September 8, 2016
A new dress code for Bemidji Area Schools
BEMIDJI—As the 2016-17 school year gets underway, students at Bemidji Area Schools will be subject to new dress code expectations. The school board approved changes to the middle and high school handbooks, which now dictate that district middle and high school students shall...
September 8, 2016 - 5:47pm
September 4, 2016
John Eggers: Why didn't the zombie go to school?
In seventh grade, one of my classmates put a tack on our math teacher's chair. Mr. Kelly quickly sat down and then quickly stood up. Not one student cracked a smile. At our first class reunion after graduation, the story was retold and everyone chuckled and vividly remembered the...
September 4, 2016 - 12:18am
August 31, 2016
Feeding students, fueling minds: Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority (W/ VIDEO)
RED LAKE -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art...
August 31, 2016 - 6:06pm
Terri’s the Teacher: Central Elementary School earns Teacher of the Year award from Bemidji schools
BEMIDJI -- Terri Forseth, in her own words, is a Bemidji girl “through and through.” She grew up in Bemidji, went to Bemidji public schools,...
August 31, 2016 - 5:46pm
August 28, 2016
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
Imagine a teacher sitting at his or her desk in a classroom that isn't too much different than the classrooms you sat in. Oh, there may be a computer here or there, but the furnishings are pretty much the same: Teacher's desk, students' desks, clock, a chalkboard or wipe board and...
August 28, 2016 - 12:22am