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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.
BEMIDJI -- A local school is being honored this weekend for its commitment to preventing bullying and teaching positive relational skills. Schoolcraft Learning Community, a K-8 public charter school located at Concordia Language Villages, will be awarded with the Commitment to Excellence Award from PeaceMaker Minnesota, a statewide organization that focuses on school-based, violence-prevention efforts. Schoolcraft representatives will be honored with the award at Target Field before Sunday's Minnesota Twins game against the Los Angeles Angels. "It's been huge," said Schoolcraft director Sco
BEMIDJI -- Chelsea Brown stood beside her poster boards Thursday morning, happily conversing with college students as they approached her with questions about volunteer opportunities at Evergreen Youth and Family Services. Brown, a youth counselor with Evergreen, knows the process well. It was the annual student outreach fair at Oak Hills Christian College, the small college south of Bemidji that Brown herself graduated from in 2007. At her own student outreach fair, Brown signed up to work with four nonprofits as a volunteer. "It is great to come back," she said.
BEMIDJI -- State and local officials will join BSU administrators today at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of Memorial Hall renovations. "One of the main messages (of the ceremony) ... is how much the university appreciates the support of the Legislature and Gov. (Mark) Dayton in including this project in the bonding bill," said Scott Faust, director of communications and marketing for BSU, "... and we appreciate the fact that the people of Bemidji, through Bemidji Day at the Capitol under the leadership of the Chamber, have really gotten behind this.