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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.
BEMIDJI -- They might be fast, but they’re not that fast. The Bemidji School Board on Monday discussed a scheduling conflict that could prevent as many as a dozen senior...
BEMIDJI -- A member of the Bemidji School Board on Monday fought for more local bidding options on engineering aspects of the new elementary school planned for Bemidji’s fourth- and...
BEMIDJI -- A new class at Voyageurs Expeditionary School is offering students some new perspectives. Ten high school students signed up to take a new photography course under the instruction of Rebecca Kummet.
BEMIDJI -- Summer Crow was interested the moment she first heard of an emerging computer-programming club for girls. "I was intrigued instantly," said the seventh-grader, who attends Schoolcraft Learning Community. She wasn't alone. When Jennifer Theisen, a programmer/analyst at Bemidji State University, founded the northern Minnesota chapter of Girls Who Code earlier this year, she initially hoped that maybe 10 girls would be interested in joining. She now maintains a roster of around 50 girls in sixth through 12th grade. "They're soaking it up like a sponge," Theisen said.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School Board is expected on Monday to approve the architectural contract for the new elementary school recently authorized by district voters. The contract, as proposed and presented in the agenda packet for Monday's regular school board meeting, would be with DLR Inc.
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji will begin plowing calendar-parking streets beginning at 2 a.m. today. Those who park on streets posted with calendar parking should be aware of the activity and observe the times and areas posted. In addition, seasonal parking on 15th and 19th streets is also posted for parking. Questions should be directed to Public Works at 333-1850. Law enforcement has also been receiving complaints of vehicles blocking alleys and driveways, particularly in the area near BSU.