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BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday mornings, the voice of John Gonzalez sounds throughout the halls and classrooms at Horace May Elementary as he introduces the Ojibwe language and culture to the students and staff at the school. "Today's date in Ojibwe is Tuesday, Niizho-giizhigad noongom; January, Gichi-Manidoo-Giiziz; 20th, Niishtanagonagizi," he said, speaking into a microphone. Gonzalez, an associate professor of psychology at BSU, comes into the school once a week to assist with the morning announcements, acting as a guest DJ.
BEMIDJI -- Courtney "Guns" Gunsalus will host a viewing party Wednesday as "American Idol" airs a recap of its Minneapolis auditions held this past summer. Gunsalus, who performs as Courtney Guns, was among those who auditioned for the reality singing competition and has been included in promotional materials for the 14th season of "American Idol." According to her Facebook page, Gunsalus will arrive at Schummer's Backwoods Bar & Grill by 6 p.m. ahead of the 7 p.m. air time. Backwoods Bar is located at 48220 Reserve Trail, south of Bemidji.
BEMIDJI -- It's only fitting that as Vocalmotive embarks on its 20th season, this year's show features hits from its past. This season's show is titled "Rewind" and includes some of the show choir's most popular work -- and looks -- from the past two decades. "These outfits we're using were from my freshman year, so I began my show choir career in this shirt and I'm going to end it in the same exact shirt," said Tony Turner, now a senior. Megan Kesler, also a senior, is thrilled to be doing some of the numbers from Vocalmotive's past. "I was watching the show since I was really young and I
BEMIDJI -- A free event is being held Saturday to connect area residents with local experts who can help them explore healthy living concepts. The Bemidji Community Healthy Living Kickoff will be held 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Commons.
CASS LAKE -- At about 11 a.m. today, 4-year-old Junior will be flown from the Minneapolis hospital he's known all his life to a hospital in St. Louis, where his new medical team will begin prepping him for the next steps toward a heart transplant. His parents don't know when or how they will get to Junior's side. "No parents get to go with him," said his mother, Victoria Kangas, speaking by cell phone with Junior's father, Timothy Sr., next to her. "I guess, with how sick he is, he needs as much staff as possible." They don't know when, or how, they will meet up with their son.
How you can help While the Friends of the Bemidji Public Library purposely orders new books from its vendors for the Books for Babies program, the nonprofit welcomes the donation of used books. Those books are sorted for donation -- either to the Bemidji Public Library or other various nonprofits such as the Bemidji Community Food Shelf -- or sale through the Friends' Red Door Bookstore.
BEMIDJI -- In the end, it was Grace Warfield in the staging room with the railroad spike. Dozens of teams spent Wednesday afternoon at the Beltrami County History Center, interviewing...
BEMIDJI -- As the calendar turned to 2013, Stacy Ness set a goal to complete a 5K. She wasn't a runner, but she wanted to start to complement the weight loss from her then-recent gastric bypass surgery. She followed a friend in joining the city's free Couch to 5K program and ran her first 5K that March, completing the Shamrock Shuffle in less-than-ideal conditions. "I was terrified," Ness said. "It was very cold, so cold; I think with the windchill it was 7 below (zero). But I did it.
BEMIDJI -- Freedom. That's how Abbi Timms describes what it feels like to glide down the slopes. "When I'm out there I'm just not thinking about anything except skiing," said Abbi, a Bemidji High School freshman. "Everything goes away except skiing.