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BEMIDJI -- A potent storm system is expected to reach the Bemidji area Monday evening, bring high winds and 3 to 5 inches
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.
Thirty-four Beltrami County 4-H members completed the 2013 Minnesota State Fair 4-H Livestock Encampment. There were nine exhibitors in the Beef Project: Anna Fogarty, Michael Fogarty, Chris Gilbertson, Tres Grundmeier, Kyla Langerak, Brian Mason, Sadie Radke, Renae Swanson and Hailee Todavich. Three youth exhibited Dairy Projects: Jacob Koch, Tori Koch and Kyle Underwood. In Goat Projects, the five exhibits included Valerie Davis, Mya Eichstadt, Josh Gilbertson, Haley Julin and Caitlin Pickett.
MOORHEAD – It may have taken 22 innings and over six hours, but with a little sacrifice Alexandria lives to play another day. Pat Leary drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 13th inning to help Alexandria defeat No.7-seeded Bemidji 6-5 at the Minnesota Division I, Sub-State 14 American Legion baseball tournament on Sunday at Matson Field and force a second championship game. “Basically, what I was thinking is ‘just hit it out of the infield,’” Leary said of his game-winning fly out. “We never really give up or put our heads down.
The Bemidji Pioneer and the Sanford Center bring you Bemidji's Biggest Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Sanford Center. Last year's event drew more than 3,300 shoppers. The arena is now officially filled with sellers, and more are being added to the concourse area as the week progresses. Call the Sanford Center at 218-441-4000 to reserve your space and turn unwanted items into cash.
Sunday's snow storm has made travel difficult in the Bemidji area, and school officials announced that Bemidji area schools will start two hours late today. There will be no morning Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) or EIC classes on Monday.
A winter storm warning continues for the Bemidji area until 1 p.m. Monday, although it appears the worst of the event is over. About 3 inches of snow fell Sunday, and high winds cause travel issues in the region. Bemidji area schools will start two hours late on Monday. Another storm system could develop on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, but that one might stay south of the Bemidji area. There is potential for accumulating snow in the southern Red River Valley into west central Minnesota. Snow began falling in the Bemidji area around 4 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota fired Tubby Smith on Monday, cutting ties with the veteran coach one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament. Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a "fresh set of eyes" on the program. Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota, helping to bring the program back to respectability and ramping up expectations for a team hit hard by an academic cheating scandal.
Our friend Kevin had to cancel a lunch date with Steve the other day. He was taking one of his twin sons to the doctor. That’s an unremarkable event except for one thing: Kevin is gay, and he and his partner saved for many years to afford a surrogate mother. Concern for a sick child is not limited to heterosexual couples who conceive their offspring in the traditional way. That small story helps explain why public attitudes toward gay marriage are shifting so rapidly.