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HINES – Travel north of Bemidji on Highway 71, just past Gull Lake, and you will pass through Beltrami County’s Hines Township, easily missed if you blink while driving past its highway sign. Not much stands the test of time in Hines, a township with a population of 689 people in the 2010 U.S. Census. Many residents have come and gone, moving to bigger communities in the area or leaving the state all together.
BEMIDJI – For many residents living in northern Minnesota, the voice of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting’s radio personality Mardy Karger has been a staple of their morning commute for years. Karger has worked at the radio station for more than 40 years and still co-hosts the Morning Show on KB101. Today, people can put a face with the voice, as Karger will speak about the impact of media in his life as part of the Adventures in Lifelong Learning speaker series.
BEMIDJI — The smell of grilled hot dogs, brats and hamburgers filled Diamond Point Park Saturday morning, where Bemidji State University alumni of all ages tailgated in preparation of the homecoming game against the University of Minnesota Crookston. A few hundred fans gathered in the park at 11 a.m. Saturday, two hours before kickoff. For alumni like Herb Day, class of 1958, the tailgating event is a chance to see old classmates and reminisce on his glory days.
BEMIDJI — Fifteen residents of west Nymore gathered at City Hall Thursday night, intrigued by the Headwaters Regional Development Commission’s potential neighborhood housing improvement project.
BEMIDJI — Homes for Heroes, a Minneapolis-based organization that helps heroes buy and sell homes, is now present in the Bemidji area, the first community to be involved in the state.
FARGO — Paul Mix, of rural Bemidji, was arrested Wednesday facing charges of aiding and abetting felony theft of diesel fuel. The arrest comes after the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department apprehended David Kiser, 31, on Sunday for the theft of more than 250 gallons of diesel fuel from a local business.
BEMIDJI — Vendors ranging from pole dancing lessons to purse and cosmetic retailers, seminars that ranged from cooking lessons to advice on when to visit the gynecologist; that is what I walked into Saturday when I visited the Sixth Annual Women’s Expo at the Sanford Center.
Keynote speaker Brenda Elsagher poses for a photo in the midst of her seminar at the Sixth Annual Bemidji Pioneer Women’s Expo, held Saturday at the Sanford Center. Brian Matthews | Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI – Whether you have an interest in physical fitness, enjoy having beautiful nails or are more concerned about personal safety, the Sixth Annual Women’s Expo has a vendor booth for you. The expo will have more than 100 vendors, including a few new businesses and products. Damsel in Defense, a company that focuses on equipping and empowering women to better protect themselves, will be at the expo, offering women personal protection products ranging from pepper sprays, stun guns and personal alarms.
BEMIDJI – The Pioneer’s Sixth Annual Women’s Expo offers long-time visitors a few new seminars and a keynote speaker that will both inspire and bring laughs. The expo, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sanford Center, should be one of the biggest yet, with more than 100 vendors in attendance. In addition to the vendors, Women’s Expo coordinator Tammie Richter said this year’s keynote speaker, Brenda Elsagher, is one she has been working to get for a few years.