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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.
BEMIDJI -- Despite being a school district function, Community Education is designed to reach beyond the traditional school system. "We're not supposed to fit the mold. We're not supposed to fit into K-12," said Sandy Eberhart, who for six years has been the coordinator of Bemidji Community Education. "If we fit that mold, then there's something wrong, we're not doing our jobs.
BEMIDJI -- If standardized tests are designed to help improve education, perhaps the results of those tests should be provided to administrators in a more timely fashion, members of the Bemidji School Board suggested Monday evening. "How do we improve instruction with data that we get in August for classes that start (in) September?" said John Pugleasa, School Board member. The School Board set its preferences for legislative issues for the coming year, and the desire to reduce the amount of mandated testing -- and obtain those results more quickly -- made the top three state-level prioritie
BEMIDJI — A Shriner is often recognized by his fez, the maroon felt hat atop his head. But it’s what the fez stands for that is of utmost importance, said...
BEMIDJI -- While Minnesota has not had a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in other parts of the Midwest, a local pediatrician advises the public to take appropriate steps for prevention. "Thorough hand-washing is the key thing for this virus, at least 20 seconds of handwashing with antiseptic solution," said Dr. Giridhar Guntreddi, a pediatrician with Sanford Bagley Clinic and Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.