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BEMIDJI -- Two couples who support and appreciate Bemidji's vibrant arts community will be honored Friday as recipients of the 2014 Friend of the Arts award from the Watermark Art Center. H.B. "Ding" and Ina Roholt have been part of the arts scene here for 50 years, while Ernie and Patt Rall have plunged head-first into it since arriving in Bemidji 14 years ago. The Roholts and Ralls will be honored at the 26th annual Friend of the Arts awards celebration Friday at the Hampton Inn & Suites. It is presented by the Watermark Art Center and First National Bank Bemidji.
BEMIDJI — Tom Jenkins of Champlin fired a 3-under-par 69 Monday to claim third consecutive and eighth overall Men’s Championship title in the Vandersluis Memorial golf tournament at the Bemidji...
Sarah Dreyer and her son, Seth, receive release forms from Sheila Guest of the athletic department at Bemidji High School on Wednesday night. A manditory meeting for all 250-300 high...
BEMIDJI -- The city's bicycle-friendly reputation will be on display Saturday when about 250 pedalers take off on a ride around Lake Bemidji in the first Loop the Lake Festival. The event starts and ends in the Sanford Center parking lot. Riders will start the 17-mile course between 8 and 9:30 a.m. "We want to get those people who haven't been riding on their bikes to find out that it's really OK," said Mur Gilman, a retired BSU professor who chairs the Loop the Lake Festival committee. "They'll have lots of rest stops and opportunities to take it on a leisurely manner.
BEMIDJI -- A Father's Day tribute and music dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion will highlight the Bemidji Area Community Band's opening concert of the summer on June 15. The concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. on the lawn south of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the BSU campus. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. There is no admission charge, but free-will donations will be accepted. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors at Bangsberg. Former Bemidji High School director of bands Les Torgerson will conduct the first concert.
BEMIDJI -- Two years ago, Kari Ekhoff could barely speak, much less sing. Suffering from asthma without knowing it, the young mother lost her voice -- the voice that put her through college and helped others learn how to sing. A lot has changed since then. After going through dozens of tests and working with doctors, specialists, even a speech therapist, Kari got her voice back by taking a pill called Singulair. Kari and her husband, Paul, along with their three children moved from the Twin Cities to Bemidji last summer.
The 14th annual Bemidji's Biggest Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Sanford Center. More than 130...
BEMIDJI -- A potent storm system is expected to reach the Bemidji area Monday evening, bring high winds and 3 to 5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather...
BEMIDJI -- Charles Grover, one of the stars of Bemidji's 1948 state championship high school basketball team, died last week in Arizona at the age of 82. Grover was a junior captain on the Lumberjacks team that won 28 of 31 games in 1947-48. The 6-foot-2½, 190-pound forward scored 31 points in the three state tournament games in Minneapolis and proudly displayed the championship trophy to a throng of hometown fans when the team returned to Bemidji.
The North Beltrami Heritage Center, in collaboration with the Beltrami County Historical Society and Blackduck History Center, will present "Minnesota History Player — Fur Trade Clerk, George Nelson" for students studying Minnesota History in Bemidji, Blackduck and Kelliher schools and for community members in Bemidji and Kelliher.