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BEMIDJI -- After a year of touring behind an album and film, both of which are titled "Fading West," alternative rockers Switchfoot will be hitting Bemidji during the final trek of shows. "We've never been that far north in Minnesota," said Chad Butler, who has played drums for the group since they started in San Diego in 1996. "We're excited to play a show there." The band consists of Butler, Jon Foreman and his brother Tim, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley.
BEMIDJI -- Any number of technological ailments can strike your smartphone, tablet or iPhone. Stories abound of screen glass cracking and/or breaking from being dropped, a spilled drink wreaking havoc on a poorly placed device and other situations that can leave one thinking their device is doomed. In Bemidji, those damaged devices just might be saved by Ryan Eichberg, who runs Ryan Cell Phone Doctor in the downtown area. Well, Eichberg is technically not a doctor.
BEMIDJI -- Sometimes it is nice to put a face to the voice you hear on the radio. Thursday night, people got that chance in Bemidji with MPR Connects!, a seven-year-old event that carries on a long tradition of the hosts and employees of Minnesota's Public Radio meeting with the public. The event Thursday night at the Hampton Inn & Suites featured Stephanie Curtis, who does the Movie Maven film reviews.
Bemidji area author, Kelsey Sutton, gave a presentation Saturday afternoon at the Bemidji Public Library on getting written works published. She spoke about ways people can go to get their...
Mike Bjerk reads his poem Friday evening during the Super Poetry Slam at the American Legion. This was part of this weekend’s Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku events...
BEMIDJI -- Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr. and members of the Red Lake Tribal Council will travel Monday to Bemidji to meet with Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and the City Council to discuss mutual issues shared by both areas. The Beltrami County Board hosted an informal meeting with the Tribal Council in August. The government-to-government meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bemidji City Hall Council Chambers just prior to the city's regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Children and volunteers enjoyed themselves playing a parachute game Saturday morning during the World Wide Day of Play at the Bemidji Waterfront. The events included bouncy houses, a bike event...
TURTLE RIVER -- What better way to honor one of the area's biggest music influences than with a concert. An all-day concert. The 10th annual Turtle River Day on Saturday will honor former mayor Gary Burger, who died in March, and the musicians he helped. The day will feature more than 15 musical acts who have recorded at Burger's studio through the years. "There are a lot more," said Maggie Carlson, who puts together the Turtle River History tent where the concert will take place.
BEMIDJI -- Many companies say they want to make a push toward better environmental policies for their business. But for Harmony Co-Op in Bemidji, those practices are right in the company's mission statement. The co-op unveiled its new solar awning project Friday afternoon. The 15 new solar panels now hang outside the co-op's signature, what else, green and blue building at 302 Irvine Ave. NW.
BEMIDJI -- One thing is for sure, 4 Kings Comfort BBQ & Catering is a family business. Beth and Christopher Warrick (who are in-laws, Beth is married to Chris' brother Pat Warrick) run the business from a food truck at various locations in Bemidji. Beth owns it, and Chris is the chef. The idea behind the business, which started May 1, came at, what else, a family function. "I got married about a year and a half ago, and catered my wedding," Chris said.