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BEMIDJI -- The president-elect of the American Medical Association spent three days in Bemidji, visiting with local providers and discussing ways to improve America's health care system. "One of the physicians here, 66, said he's been practicing for 40 years, (and he) shared his frustration, that after loving this profession and still loving the profession after all those decades, that there was a time this year when he pulled up and didn't want to get out of the car because he had dread about going in to do what he's loved doing for so many decades, because there's so many regulatory burdens
BEMIDJI -- The local chapter of Disabled American Veterans welcomed a new brother for life on Wednesday, when a local resident presented an unsolicited $50,000 check to the DAV. "I just got to thinking, but for the grace of God go I, one zig, one zag and who knows," said Rick Kohler, who made the donation. "I just feel like times are tough. These people need the money more than me." The money is specifically earmarked for disabled veterans and their families, said Commander Robert Saddoris, adjutant of the DAC North Central Minnesota Chapter No.
BEMIDJI — While members of the Bemidji School Board unanimously agree a new school is needed in this community, they know that decision is now in voters’ hands. While it...
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji School Board also voted on Monday to adopt a preliminary levy for 2015. The board unanimously voted to support a preliminary levy of $9,144,991.03, continuing a...
BUENA VISTA -- Nearly a dozen children sat together a few feet from where Joel Hamilton worked, watching in awe as he offered a blacksmithing demonstration for an increasing crowd of spectators. "It was pretty cool," said 11-year-old Chris Wakonabo.
BEMIDJI -- A local grocery store now has a new, specially designed cart available to assist customers who are shopping with someone with special mobility needs. Marketplace Foods now has a Caroline's Cart, a shopping cart designed with a contoured seat in place of the traditional basket seat.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss taxes and this fall's referendum. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in its board room at district headquarters, 502 Minnesota Ave. NW.
BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Youth Council seemed to be a natural fit for D’Andre Gordon, a sophomore at Voyageurs Expeditionary School. “I’ve had many leadership positions in the past, and...
ITASCA STATE PARK -- With a handful of cyclists patiently waiting for the ceremony to end, a group of DNR officials on Thursday cut the red ribbon to mark the...
BEMIDJI -- The new meeting room for the Bemidji School Board is now complete, as the tiled floor now boasts the Bemidji High School Lumberjack logo. The blue capital B, complete with the ax down its left edge, was placed at the foot of the entryway into the District Office Board Room, located within district headquarters at 502 Minnesota Ave. NW. Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess said the well-known logo has become much more visible throughout the community since it was added atop the highest point at Bemidji High School a few years ago.