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MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers score three in the third but late rally not enough as UND wins 5-4
SOCCER: Norton and Nelson tally goals in 2-1 BSU win
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KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
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Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
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Johnson anniversary celebration
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Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
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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
June 13, 2012
Area golfers have mixed results at state tournament
COON RAPIDS - Trey Dale finished tied for 20th after the first day of the MSHSL Class AAA Boys State Golf Tournament, held Tuesday at Bunker...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 29, 2012
Top-seeded Blackduck opens 8-A playoffs today
BLACKDUCK - With a 17-3 record the Blackduck baseball team earned the top seed in the East Sub-Section 8A baseball tournament and will begin its postseason today when it hosts No. 8 Laporte. Today's other first-round matchups send No. 5 Remer to No. 4 Kelliher-Northome, No. 6 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley...
May 29, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Close connections: Close-knit Blackduck owns top seed in sub-section baseball tournament
BLACKDUCK - Small towns provide the perfect setting for a kid to be a kid, especially if that kid wants to be a baseball player. When the city...
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am