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A broken leg led Wyatt Miller to become a runner. It also has led him toward a career in the medical field. “After I broke my leg, it was like,...
BEMIDJI — A large crane ushered in a new chapter in Sanford health care Thursday morning. The crane carried in two hyperbaric chambers that will be used in the new...
BEMIDJI — Many schools are doing many things right, according to MinnCAN, a statewide education-reform advocacy group. In an effort to spread that message, MinnCAN has been touring the state...
BEMIDJI — A new program at Bemidji High School aims to prepare students for life after high school. BHS joins 69 other Minnesota schools in Ramp-up to Readiness, a guidance...
BEMIDJI -- While on a campus tour as he considered attending Bemidji State University, a faculty member took the time to sit down with Tyler Brown and lay out all the offerings in the university's criminal justice program. He then proceeded to do the same for all of the criminal justice programs offered throughout Minnesota. "He told me, 'This might not be the best school for you, but here's what everybody has,'" Brown recalled. That faculty member's effort contributed to the Elk River, Minn., native's decision to attend BSU.
BEMIDJI -- Samantha Christensen was the most fashionable sixth-grader in Blackduck on Tuesday. Sporting a traditional beaver-fur top hat, Samantha modeled for her classmates the reason the beaver fur was the most sought of all the furs from 1600 to the mid-1800s. "This hat was so valuable, if you owned one and you died, you might put it into your will for your brother or your sister," explained Daryl Jorgenson, addressing about 40 sixth-graders in a presentation at Blackduck Public School.
BEMIDJI -- The local food shelf is at a critical juncture. "This is a really important moment in our history," said Jack Judkins, coordinator of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. "We are at a critical time right now." Due to seemingly ever-increasing demand, the food shelf has been able to keep serving more and more families since it relocated to a much larger, more efficient facility in 2012. But the need continues to rise, Judkins said.
BEMIDJI -- It's coming. Construction on Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to begin next week in preparation for an opening in early December. Milo and Gayle Holderbecker, owners/operators of Bemidji's Burger Kings, and their son Travis are the franchise owners preparing for the opening of the much-anticipated restaurant.
BEMIDJI -- Employees of four Japanese higher education institutions this week have been meeting with staff at Bemidji State University to exchange knowledge with one another. BSU hosted the Japanese guests -- all associate professors at their respective schools -- as they sought information from BSU staff on how American universities conduct their institutional research. Doug Olney, director of BSU's Office of Research and Effectiveness, said his office conducts research and data-compilation on topics such as student enrollment, graduation and the cost of academic programs.
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji State University professor on Wednesday asked state legislators to consider the role of intercollegiate athletics in today's economy and society. Marty Wolf, a computer science professor at BSU, quoted a December article in this newspaper which reported that institutional support for BSU athletics -- funds directed to athletics from student tuition and state funding -- was expected to eclipse $3.8 million in 2012-13.