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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...
BEMIDJI -- The three-story brass railing, emulating a music note, was trucked into Bemidji on a flatbed truck, hoisted up by a crane, and then meticulously dropped into place in the center of what is now known as the David Park House. "This railing came in one piece and they poured the concrete around it," recalled Marla Patrias, who served as the David Park House manager in the 2000s. "The marvel of this construction is just mind-boggling to me." The David Park House is one of 22 Minnesota homes featured in a new book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press to be released this week.
BEMIDJI -- The Student Senate at BSU took a vote Wednesday of no confidence in Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Wednesday's vote passed 15-0, with one abstention, according to a Wednesday evening email from the Senate's co-presidents. Following that vote, the Student Senate unanimously passed a Bill of Particulars, which echoes sentiments shared by a number of faculty and student associations throughout the MnSCU system. Faculty at all seven universities have passed votes of "no confidence" in Rosenstone's leadership.