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Skiers at Snowjourn shorter this year: Organizers add middle school 5K race
Court Report : Sentencings for March 9
The cost of conflict: Lawsuit over annexation is adding up
Minimum wage hike may raise prices, won’t cost jobs
Visitors watch science demonstration
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers fall to Bowling Green 5-2, sneak into playoffs anyway
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Red Lake wins, moves to Sub-Section finals
National curling: Fenson, Pottinger rinks will represent USA at World Championships
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Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
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Arts of the Anishinaabe: Exhibit opens at Watermark Art Center
Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Frozen lakes, deep winter take a toll on wildlife
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Paul Nelson: Late-ice patterns develop when snow, ice begin to melt
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Letter: Biodiesel more prone to attract moisture
Peter Funt: The 2016 crystal ball
John Lloyd/Reuters: The claims for Russian imperialism
Letter: Doubt, concern about Kerry’s statement
Michael Reagan: Putin, petroleum and pantyhose
Patrick Guilfoile: The battle of the sexes continues
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John Eggers: Ensuring equal opportunity for all
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