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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.
BEMIDJI -- Here I am, early evening at the Pioneer office, smelling like lake water, arms feeling like they are anchored down by bowling balls, eyes red and stinging from...
BEMIDJI -- Inside an office room at Northwestern Surveying & Engineering, a wall is covered with taped up black and white maps. The maps show Enbridge's Sandpiper project route from North Dakota down through Park Rapids and beyond, a surveying project the company has worked on for the past year. Tackling such a large project shows just how far Northwestern Surveying & Engineering has come since opening in 1997. The company is owned by John Peterson and Mike Stang. "I started this company in '97, with Art Larson. It was in about 1999 to 2000, Mike worked for Art and I.
The FX series “Fargo” wraps tonight with its final episode. The 10-episode series has taken viewers down some bloody paths, a lot of that occurring in a fictionalized Bemidji. While...
BEMIDJI -- Four suspects in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization were arrested in Beltrami County on Tuesday. Philip Eugene Gurzi 54, and Tamara Sue Halverson 44, of Puposky; Shawn Elston Jackson, 46, and Raymond Jesse Nibbe Jr., 56 of Bemidji were arrested and taken to the Beltrami County jail. Narcotics agents conducted several search warrants and seized a large amount of cash, vehicles and other evidence associated with the criminal enterprise. During the past year, investigators collected evidence of a sophisticated drug smuggling and distribution enterprise establishe
BEMIDJI -- Over at Rail River Folk School, a food truck operates on the weekends, selling locally-made burritos from organic ingredients. The food is made by the two owners/operators, Leslie Arndt and Julia Oxenreider. The place has a unique name: Foiled Rotten. "My friend came up with it a long time ago," Oxenrider said. "Back when we were first dreaming of starting a food truck. It was kind of a thought floating around that wasn't really anything. "We were just thinking of names for fun and she came up with that.