While trick-or-treating along neighborhood streets is still a tradition in Bemidji, there are other places adults can take youth to treat them. Here are other places hosting trick-or-treating: E The Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Avenue Northwest, will host BooFest from 4-7 p.m. Monday. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Cost to attend is free. For details call 444-4472 or visit www.hscbemidji.org . E Bemidji State University's Oak, Maple, Pine, Tamarack and Linden residential halls will host trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m. Monday.
With a special school election nine days away, Bemidji school officials hope the support from the last referendum carries over to this year. By a landslide, the Bemidji School District's operating levy referendum passed in 2008. More than 13,000 voters said "yes" to renew the Bemidji School District's current operating levy of $501 per pupil. Now voters will be asked during the Nov. 8 special election to approve a $13 million bond package to build a new elementary school.
Wearing a festive Halloween shirt, black pants and purple spider web socks, Linda Vigen was eager to talk about the pumpkin wonderland she has created outside her home at 1104 Irvine Avenue Northwest in Bemidji. "I still have more to put out," Vigen said, referring to the 139 pumpkins and various Halloween decorations in her front yard. Last year Vigen counted 97 trick-or-treaters at her house.
President Obama announced Wednesday plans to give millions of young people some relief on their student loans, which are now the No.
Bemidji School District residents will have two more weeks to decide if they want another elementary school in the district. The district's Board of Education has already approved the school's design - to be modeled after Lincoln Elementary School at 1617 Fifth St. N.E. - and its location - to be placed on the Bemidji High School property. But where on the high school campus the school is proposed to be constructed has raised some concerns among neighboring residents. The new K-5 school, designed to hold four classrooms per grade, is expected to cost $13 million at most.
Reading about a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the country of Turkey on Sunday caught the attention of one Bemidji resident who had been to Turkey nearly a dozen times. Retired Bemidji State University Professor David Kingsbury said Monday he took 10 trips over the course of four years to the country with a group of BSU instructors.
A full-time deputy who formerly enforced boat and water safety and all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile recreation will soon be replaced by three casual, seasonal officers. This could save Beltrami County money and would allow the full-time deputy to do more field operations, Sheriff Phil Hodapp said Tuesday at the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting. The County Board approved several staffing changes to the Sheriff's Office during the meeting. For the last four years, Hodapp said, the department has assigned one full-time deputy to enforce water recreation in the summer, ATV activ
After an announcement that the part-time secretary for the Beltrami County Veterans Service Office would be retiring, county commissioners considered how to reorganize the office. During an Oct. 4 Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Tony Murphy said there is a growing need within the county for more outreach services to help military veterans. Beltrami County provides assistance for veterans through its Veterans Services Office, located at 616 America Ave. N.W.
Of the 98 elementary school classrooms in the Bemidji School District, only five classes have more students than what the school board recommends. This number has dropped significantly compared to last year's 19 classes that had excess students.
Mark Larson said he was shocked to learn the proposed new elementary school would be accessed off of the road he takes to get home. So a few weeks later, he created a flyer he distributed to residents living along Adams Avenue Southwest and its connecting street, Quincy Drive Southwest, announcing he would be hosting a get-together at his house on Quincy where questions could be answered. He also invited Bemidji School District Superintendent James Hess, who accepted his invitation.