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BEMIDJI -- The annual holiday concert featuring the Bemidji High School choirs will have an international flair this week, thanks in part to one of its members. Jacob Friis-Hasché, 16,...
BEMIDJI -- Discussion regarding the date and time of Bemidji High School's graduation this spring is expected to continue Monday during the regular meeting of the Bemidji School Board. The meeting will begin earlier than usual as the board will convene at 5 p.m. due to to the Bemidji High School holiday choir concert that at 7:30 p.m. that same evening at the BHS auditorium. The School Board meets in the boardroom at district headquarters in the Downtown Education Center, 502 Minnesota Ave.
BEMIDJI -- School administrators on Tuesday said normalcy is returning at Bemidji High School following two days' worth of heightened security. What started as name-calling between members of two student groups escalated last week, prompting the district to increase security at the high school and Bemidji Middle School. "Any time there is a threat, and we think that there is any credibility at all, we have to go and check it out, to make sure that things are going to be safe for the kids and for the staff," said Jim Hess, superintendent of Bemidji Area Schools.
BEMIDJI -- "Everlasting" is not only the name of Martina McBride's newest album, but it can be applied to her musical career also, as the popular female vocalist approaches her 25th year on the mainstream music scene, having racked up 20 top-10 hits and six No. 1 singles in that timeframe. McBride, a three-time Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association, will perform in concert on Dec.
BEMIDJI -- Brock McCrory knew he wanted to join Bemidji Middle School's robotics team as soon as he heard about it. "I was always interested in it, but there was nothing at the middle-school level," he said.
BEMIDJI -- The reinvention of Northwest Technical College achieved another benchmark as administrators Monday unveiled the college's master academic plan, the framework around which the school's curriculum will be restructured. "I think this has the potential to be transformational," said Richard Hanson, president of NTC and BSU in an afternoon press conference at NTC. "... Transformational in the sense of cementing these relationships with the community, transformational in the sense of creating new pathways between two-year schools and four-year schools ... and transformational ...
BEMIDJI -- As the effort to establish a YMCA in Bemidji continues to gain momentum, supporters are reaching out to the community in hopes of attracting financial support for the next phase of the project. There currently are two tasks at hand: securing 501c3 nonprofit status and completing a feasibility study. Both require funding.
BEMIDJI -- It's for the family who buried a matriarch and isn't yet ready to host a holiday without her.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji High School has been named as one of the top 500 best schools in the country for low-income students. The school ranked No. 412 in Newsweek's Beating The Odds 2014 -- Top Schools For Low-Income Students. Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess presented a plaque to the school during Monday's School Board meeting to publicly recognize the school, its students and staff for their efforts. "This plaque represents a great deal of hard work and determination and sticking to the business of having a wonderful educational environment," Hess said.
BEMIDJI -- Have you noticed your paint is costing just a little bit more these days? On Nov. 1, Minnesota's new paint stewardship program went into effect, causing the price...