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BEMIDJI -- The magnitude of her breast cancer diagnosis didn't completely hit Sarah Anderson until a few weeks later, when she missed her chance to get a photo of her kindergartner riding the school bus on the last day of school. Twelve months later, she got the shot, snapping a photo as her daughter rode the bus on her final day of first grade. "All of you have helped me get through and to get my moment back," Anderson said Tuesday afternoon, addressing a room full of Sanford Health employees.
BEMIDJI -- Looking out over Lake Bemidji is an eagle, perched atop a tree at the lakefront behind BSU. It perhaps would not be that unusual a sight, except this eagle is made of wood and sits on top of a 17-foot-tall portion of a white pine that was removed nearly a year ago as Chet Anderson Stadium was renovated. Eight sections of those white pines were saved by the university, said Erika Bailey-Johnson, sustainability coordinator for BSU.
BEMIDJI -- There is no single "cookie-cutter approach" to establishing a YMCA in a new community, said Chris Francis, president and CEO of the Duluth Area Family YMCA, in a Monday evening presentation at the Hampton Inn & Suites. "The YMCA exists in a community to meet the needs of that individual community," he said, addressing about 20 people gathered in one of the lakeside conference rooms.
Three TrekNorth seniors are about to see their art displayed on a bigger stage. The trio — Kali Benson, Ashley Blevins and Kalli Wilson — were selected to paint the...
BEMIDJI -- Matt Entenza believes the state auditor should present reports to state legislators that would demonstrate the inequities that exist between rural and metropolitical school districts. "I won't be able to vote in the Legislature, but when you're one of the four elected major offices (at the state level) you ought to be at the table trying to make sure that good things are happening," he said during a Thursday afternoon stop in Bemidji.
BEMIDJI -- Visitors are invited to come peruse a new exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center.
BEMIDJI — As John Poupart began his hourlong presentation on how to incorporate American Indian values into research methodologies, he offered a short story about a young man who asked...
BEMIDJI -- As John Poupart began his hourlong presentation on how to incorporate American Indian values into research methodologies, he offered a short story about a young man who asked an elder a question. "(He asked,) 'How come old people don't tell us the things we need to know?' and the old man says, 'You never asked,'" Poupart said. "That's kind of the Indian way of learning. ...
BEMIDJI -- Would a half-cent sales tax be more palatable to the public than a hospitality tax? The Bemidji City Council briefly pondered that question during a Monday evening work session as council members met with city staff to discuss the 2015 budget. "There's actually a better appetite for approving a half-cent sales tax for regional centers," said council member Ron Johnson. "That could be a real option." His comments referenced the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners, which late last year approved a half-cent sales tax to fund road improvements.
BEMIDJI -- A bear that wandered into the city limits Friday morning was tranquilized and relocated later in the day. The bear’s presence prompted law enforcement to temporarily close the...