Perham Focus Newsroom
BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released its spring burning restrictions Tuesday, requiring burning permits for most fires in snow-free, open areas. The restrictions will take effect on April 10 and will remain in place until grasses green up, the release said. Small campfires fewer than three feet across are allowed but must be attended and put out cold. Permits are also not required for fires in areas covered in unbroken snow.
Bemidji State University’s eighth annual Community Appreciation Day has been rescheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 on campus. Directly following the event will be BSU’s home football opener against Concordia University-St. Paul. Visitors of Community Appreciation Day who are interested in attending the football game are encouraged to buy tickets in advance to avoid ticket lines at the stadium. Advance tickets are available by calling 441-4018, visiting the Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window at the Sanford Center, at both Lueken’s Village Foods locations or at ticketmaster.com.
The detour on Highway 1 east of Redby will be removed today. The road was closed June 3 so construction crews could replace the bridge over the Blackduck River located 10 miles east of Redby. Construction on the Mud River Bridge, a half-mile east of Redby, will continue. Motorists will experience minor delays until construction of the new bridge is completed in Oct.
BEMIDJI — A CherryBerry will open here. A CherryBerry Self Service Yogurt Bar will be opening somewhere in Bemidji in the near future, confirmed Hailee Serafin, executive assistant at CherryBerry’s headquarters in Oklahoma. The chain, which offers more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 50 toppings, is franchise-owned, according to its website. News of Bemidji CherryBerry spread via Twitter as a new account, @CBBemidji, began following local Twitter feeds. Serafin said no opening date has been announced.
BAGLEY-- Overhead traffic signs will be replaced at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 92 on Aug. 6 in Bagley. Motorists can expect brief delays. The intersection will be a four-way stop. Brief lane closures may occur. Officials ask that motorists use caution at this intersection.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State University will be hosting the inaugural Headwaters Film Festival beginning July 19, the school announced Tuesday. The three-day event will spotlight more than a half-dozen Minnesota filmmakers during screenings and panel discussions on various aspects of cinema. Admission is $10 per session for each of the festival’s three ticketed sessions. An all-session pass is $25. Here’s a list of events: