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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School Lumberjacks got a dominant pitching performance out of both of their starters Friday afternoon, leading to a sweep of the Alexandria Cardinals. The Lumberjacks won game one 9-0 and took game two 4-0. "It always starts with pitching, and our guys today just did a great job," Coach Mike Fogelson said. "Two shutouts, seven hits, very huge walks. They gave us complete games and that is what we were looking for." Pitcher Cody Jenkins started game one. He gave up no runs on four hits and struck out four.
BEMIDJI -- Whether it is a young child fishing for the first time, a disabled person who has never been able to fish before or a senior citizen no longer able to fish solo, this year's "Bemidji Leads!" Stewardship Award participants all focus on getting people out on the lake to put their lines in the water and catch fish. The Bemidji Leads!
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BEMIDJI- Five regional entrepreneurs were recognized Wednesday night by the IDEA competition to honor their breakthrough ideas. "It is incredible what companies can do in terms of impact our lives," said James Burgum, keynote speaker for the event and co-founder of Arthur Venture Capital in Fargo, N.D. "It is something that really should be thought about.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji mail processing center's life could be saved, thanks to legislation that will allow the community to fight and prevent its closure. The U.S. Senate passed Sen. Al Franken's legislation Tuesday, which gives the Postal Regulatory Commission the power to overturn post office and processing center closures when the community makes a compelling case to keep the facility open. Franken introduced the legislation after Postmaster General announced the closure of 117 post offices in Minnesota and five of its seven processing centers, including Bemidji, St.
BEMIDJI- Earth Day has been celebrated for 42 years, empowering citizens to pursue change in their daily lifestyles and focus on improving the environment.
BEMIDJI- After 10 years providing assistance ranging from food, shelter, clothing and budget education, Churches United is looking to expand its services to those in need. "It is a group of different churches, different religions and different practices but it is amazing how we all have the same goal, which is to help the people in need," Churches United Executive Director Sarah Einerson said Friday. In 2002, a small group of churches decided there was a need for a place people could go for assistance. As people in need went from church to church requesting help, the requests put a strain o
BEMIDJI -- The four candidates seeking the Republican endorsement for U.S. Senate all agree that Amy Klobuchar needs to be replaced, but their main areas of concern varied, covering national debt, Obamacare, foreign policy and the size of government. "This is why we need Lincoln-Douglas-style debates with Sen. Klobuchar," Candidate Kurt Bills said. "These are things that the American people and Minnesota want explained and discussed." The Beltrami County Republicans held a Senate forum Thursday evening to discuss issues in the United States and ways they would change things if elected.
BEMIDJI -The Governor's Task Force Prevention of School Bullying met with Bemidji students, parents and educators Wednesday evening kicking off a series of sessions to help redefine the state's anti-bullying statute. "The Governor has organized a task force of citizens from around the state to make recommendations to the Governor and to the Legislature in regards that might be put forth that would direct all the school districts in the state as to how they should address bullying," said Nancy Riestenberg, School Climate Specialist at the Department of Education. Riestenberg joined members of
C. Buiford Qualle, 90, of Bemidji died Wednesday Sept. 19 at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 25 at...