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Prepping the pedals: BSU offers bike tune-ups as part of Earth Week activities
National Park Service backs Carnegie move
Area businesses fined by MPCA
Someone Special program nominations sought
BHS ranked among top high schools
PREP SOFTBALL: Bemidji tops Duluth East in home opener
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Beavers swept in first home games in two years
PREP TRACK: Jacks do well at Thief River Falls meet
COLLEGE BASEBALL: BSU comes back to sweep Crookston
TENNIS: Jacks remain unbeaten with 6-1 victory at Detroit Lakes
Lynne Marie (Buness) Schnickels
Everett "Ed" Ramon Kindred
John "Jack" Charles Toepper
Henry "Freddie" Fredrickson
Jason Ogaard: What is Heartbleed and who named it?
Scotty Allison: Travel rules can be tricky
John Eggers: Do you love your neighbor?
Mary Lou Marchand/Master Gardener: Annual vines bring garden variety
John Eggers: So, you think you have Alzheimer’s
Mark Schultz coming to the Sanford Center
REVIEW: ‘Fargo’ Episode 2: The Rooster Prince
A musical journey: Noted musician, storyteller to perform in Bemidji, Fosston
Netflix plans price raise as streaming subscribers grow
Arts Briefs for 4/20/2014
Famous snowy owl set free after rehab in Minnesota
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: New plant challenge: Grow peanuts
Blane Klemek: Bluebirds are finally back in Minnesota
Winter Severity Index numbers top 180 in Bemidji area
Paul Nelson: Cold extends ice fishing season but accesses are deteriorating
Bryon York: Will Obamacare’s losers outvote its winners this November?
Tina Dupuy How not to talk about wealth inequality
Rich Lowry: The stupid hounding of Condi Rice
Jim Hightower: Ryan's joke is on us
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The racists are real and wrong
February 26, 2013
Lawmakers consider doubling Minnesota tourism budget
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double its state support told a House committee. Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, told the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday that his plan to spend...
February 26, 2013 - 9:36pm
February 16, 2013
Dayton, Saxhaug propose more tourism funding
BEMIDJI – Tourism in Minnesota would get a major boost under proposals from Gov. Mark Dayton and a local legislator. Dayton included more than $16.2 million for Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism department, in each of the next two years in his budget proposal. That’s almost...
February 16, 2013 - 12:10am
December 31, 2012
Sanford Center: A busier year in sight for Bemidji’s event center
BEMIDJI – A banner year may be in store for the George W. Neilson Convention Center at the Sanford Center. In 2013, there are at least eight conferences and 16 weddings booked at the city-owned multipurpose building. By comparison, there were 12 weddings in the past year – but...
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December 31, 2012 - 11:29pm
December 6, 2012
Hospitality tax lacks chamber support
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce doesn’t support a hospitality tax at this time, the organization’s president Lori Paris said Wednesday. Chamber board members met with city officials Wednesday morning to talk about the tax as a means to help pay for Sanford Center...
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December 6, 2012 - 12:47am
September 28, 2012
Statue project closer to goal as fundraising continues
BEMIDJI – The committee raising funds to commission a new Chief Bemidji statue is hoping to meet its goal of $70,000 by the end of the year. According to a press release from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, they have just $15,000 left to raise before they can commission a new...
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September 28, 2012 - 12:27am
August 31, 2012
Minnesotans fortunate to have four major biomes
I remember the first time I spent a few days in the beautiful bluff country of southeast Minnesota. It was about nine years ago. I was able to take a little time from business and explore some of the grandeur of this lovely part of the state by driving the countryside and visiting...
news / outdoors
August 31, 2012 - 5:53pm
August 1, 2012
'The Legend of Paul Bunyan the Musical' to be presented
BEMIDJI--There may be other communities within or without Minnesota, like Maine or Michigan, who claim Paul Bunyan for their own but we in Bemidji know that our Paul Bunyan and Babe are the first statues built in their honor, back in 1937. In fact, this whole year has been spent celebrating...
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August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
June 30, 2012
Annual Report | Tourism: Economy depends on visitors
BEMIDJI - Tourism is the No. 1 draw for the Bemidji area, said Denelle Hilliard, executive director of VisitBemidji. VisitBemidji was established in 1987 as the Visitors and Convention Bureau when the city saw a need to market tourism.
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June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2011
Website christens Bemidji 'Town of Titles'
Anyone who calls Bemidji home will boast of its fame. We have Lake Bemidji with a river running through it. We have Olympic curling medalists. And we have the ever-iconic Paul Bunyan, always accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox. Our Tourist Information Center really gets buzzing during...
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June 2, 2011 - 12:00am