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Sylvia Benson, left, and Michelle Dahlby, with the help of her grandson Matthew Dahlby, 6, decorate a Maypole on Thursday morning ahead of the 43rd Midsommar Fest in Bemidji. The fest is set to start at noon Sunday, June 17, with a potluck at Library Park. Music will start at 1:15 p.m. with dancing around the Maypole to follow. In the case of inclement weather, Midsommar Fest will move to First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N.
ST. PAUL -- A Red Lake man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in a dispute over a Playstation was sentenced to 19 years and eight months in federal prison Tuesday.
If you didn't know already, fishing is a big deal in Minnesota. Much like the deer opener is to the fall, the annual Fishing Opener for walleyes, trout and northern pike is the signal of spring in Minnesota, and a look ahead to summers spent on lakes, rivers and streams.
BEMIDJI—Sanford Bemidji and Bemidji Rotary have partnered to host the Fourth Annual Blood Screening event this week to benefit the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground. The screening continues from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in the east lobby. The cost of the blood screening is $35.
It’s 5:30 a.m. and five food service staff at Bemidji High School are already at work, preparing to serve an average of 1,540 meals on this day. More than 550 of those are breakfast meals, a huge jump from what the district served a few years ago. Now that the high school serves what they call “second chance” breakfast, the numbers have jumped from less than 200 served to more than 600 -- and many days up to 800 breakfasts.
Brad Paisley opens the show for his Weekend Warrior World Tour on Saturday night at the Sanford Center. Paisley brought his tour to Bemidji along with opening performances by Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. Ahead of the concert, Sanford Center officials said they expected more than 6,400 people to attend the show.
Val Wagner, member of Trout Unlimited Headwaters Chapter 642, helps fifth-grader Sarah Breyen get set for fly tying on Friday afternoon at Northern Elementary School. For the 18th year, the local chapter of trout unlimited has spent every Friday in April with about 50 fifth-grade Northern Elementary students teaching them the different elements of fly fishing. On May 1 and 3, the group will go out to Clearwater River to try fly fishing and for a fish fry.
RED LAKE, Minn.—Gray wolves could again be fair game in Minnesota if federal rules change, but Red Lake Nation and other tribes in Minnesota will continue to protect the animal. In 2010, the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources published its wolf management plan, making the Red Lake lands a sanctuary for gray wolves. "Many believe that if wolves prosper, the people of Red Lake will prosper, and if wolf populations suffer, so will the Red Lake Nation," the plan reads.
Simran Karki, an event emcee, waves the flag of the United Kingdom, during the flag show at the 49th Annual Festival of Nations on Friday in BSU’s Beaux Arts Ballroom. The event, with the theme “One Festival, Many Cultures,” featured student performances, ethnic foods and more. Other emcees for the event were Sagyan Khadka, Pascaline Rutto and Damien Badri.