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Planning the Gala!
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
April 5, 2015
John Eggers: The Ideal School: What do you think?
In making changes in our schools, we too often overlook asking our students, "What do you think?" Asking students what they believe to be an ideal school was on the agenda in an on-campus summer Native American College Preparatory Program held at BSU in 1993. I recently discovered...
April 5, 2015 - 12:18am
March 31, 2015
EDUCATION: School Board approves sale of Deer Lake property, purchase of land for new grades 4-5 school
BEMIDJI -- Out with the old and in with the new. The Bemidji School Board in a special meeting on Monday approved the sale of Deer Lake Elementary and then minutes later approved a purchase agreement for land upon which the district’s new fourth- and fifth-grade elementary...
March 31, 2015 - 8:31am
March 17, 2015
EDUCATION: Site for new school proposed: Facility for grades 4-5 would be located near BMS
BEMIDJI -- The vision for the new fourth- and fifth-grade elementary school became more clear Monday as the Bemidji School Board reviewed preliminary site plans for the school that could be located west of Bemidji Middle School. Bemidji Area Schools does not currently own the...
March 17, 2015 - 10:21am
October 11, 2014
ELECTION 2014: Referendum meetings scheduled; Public invited to ask questions about new school plan
BEMIDJI -- Two community meetings have been scheduled to discuss the school referendum voters will decide on Election Day. The meetings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Bemidji High School and Oct. 28 in the boardroom at the Downtown Education Center, 502 Minnesota...
October 11, 2014 - 12:14am
June 21, 2014
Special School Board meeting Monday
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Schools board will convene for a special meeting Monday evening to wrap-up its facilities study. The School Board will convene at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the district office, located at 502 Minnesota Ave. NW. The meeting will open with the wrap-up...
June 21, 2014 - 10:57pm
May 6, 2014
Minnesota kindergartner brings gun to school; all students safe
BENSON, Minn. — A kindergarten student brought a gun to a Benson elementary school Tuesday morning. In a news release, Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said the sheriff’s office, Benson police and Northside Elementary officials were notified of the situation just after...
May 6, 2014 - 3:09pm
Minnesota leaves school closing decision to local officials as Midwest shivers
By Don Davis Forum News Service Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday decided to leave the decision about closing schools on Tuesday to local officials as the Upper Midwest fought bitterly cold weather today, with Tuesday warming in some places but still remaining...
January 6, 2014 - 11:19am
December 13, 2013
Minn. schools see range of security upgrades
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota school districts have implemented a variety of new security measures at their buildings in the year since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Connecticut. Minnesota Public Radio News reports Friday that upgrades include everything...
December 13, 2013 - 10:00am
October 1, 2013
More area schools make the grade in latest report
BEMIDJI — TrekNorth High School, for the third year in a row, has been recognized as a Reward School by the Minnesota Department of Education. “It’s nice to have our work validated by the state,” said Dan McKeon, executive director of TrekNorth. The MDE released...
October 1, 2013 - 6:12pm
September 6, 2013
Increase in funds leads to District 32 successes
When recalling the different renovations schools have been making in the district recently, Blackduck High School Principal Randy Hansen grew...
September 6, 2013 - 1:43pm
September 3, 2013
Welcome Back Students!
Fifth-grader Mya Laducer and her mother Shonda Poitra cross the street on their way to J.W. Smith Elementary on Tuesday, the first day of school...
September 3, 2013 - 8:34pm
August 26, 2013
Elementary seeking third kindergarten teacher
The Blackduck Elementary School is currently in search of a third kindergarten teacher due to an enlarged class size of 52 enrolled students and a possibility of more this fall. At its Aug. 12 meeting, the District 32 Board of Education approved the elementary school to hire a third...
August 26, 2013 - 10:05am
August 22, 2013
Fargo TV host claims Grand Forks schools leader used profanity
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Fargo television host claims Grand Forks Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nybladh called him an obscenity following a television interview that aired Wednesday on Valley News Live broadcasts in Grand Forks and Fargo. Nybladh appeared on the program “6:30...
August 22, 2013 - 9:26am
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
April 15, 2013
Bemidji schools will start two hours late Monday because of snow storm
Sunday's snow storm has made travel difficult in the Bemidji area, and school officials announced that Bemidji area schools will start two hours late today. There will be no morning Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) or EIC classes on Monday.
April 15, 2013 - 6:50am