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The black-capped chickadees were busy foraging for food Wednesday morning at Lake Bemidji State Park. This one cautiously grabs a seed out of Susan Olin’s palm and dashes. Olin is the assistant manager at the park.
Bucky the Beaver and students at Central Elementary School read a book on Friday for Read Across America Day. BSU student athletes on volleyball, soccer, men’s golf, football, men’s and women’s basketball and track and field teams visited various schools around Bemidji.
Even Batman isn’t immune to the severe flu season the nation is experiencing. Wearing a mask, the Caped Crusader helps Ethan Cloud, 3, put on a bracelet on Tuesday at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Cloud was having a meal when Batman stopped by to deliver a gift bag and wish him well. He also visited 11-year-old Andrew Hendricks.
BEMIDJI—Eight people sat quietly in a class in the back of Gallery North on Thursday, burning patterns into wooden feathers. Each person was given a feather, which needed to be sanded down, and then they could create their own design on it. The class, led by Les Sanders, was the first in the "Warm Your Heart With A Little Art" series going on through the month of February. The classes are free and offered by local Gallery North artists. The listings include:
Sixth-grader Audrey Neadeau tosses a snowsnake into a track of snow Friday at Bemidji Middle School. A physical education class, taught by Dan Ninham, also focused on snowshoeing and broomball as part of their winter games unit. For snowsnake, students took turns tossing the pole, called a snowsnake, down a track to see how far they could make it.
Minnesota Vikings fans shout the Skol chant for a video Thursday in front of the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in downtown Bemidji. The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce organized the video, which will be submitted to KARE 11’s Chant Challenge.
BEMIDJI—Tom Turney has been repairing clocks for decades, and at age 95, nothing's changed. Following his retirement as a state trooper, clock building and repair was the second career of his lifetime and it brought him and his wife, Alma, to Germany to learn about the trade. Turney had already been proficient in woodworking, but became interested in clock repair after he tried to fix a few of his own and another for a coworker. So to become skilled with clocks, they went to the experts.
From left: Erica Lundberg, Jenn Welch and Jeanne Edevold Larson are hit with pies in the face after staff at Northern Dental Access Center met an internal fundraising challenge to support The Wolfe center homeless shelter.
Here's the simplest scrumptious recipe ever. Ingredients: a quart container of fat-free vanilla yogurt and lots of dried sweetened cranberries. At a local supermarket in mid-November, I reached for a quart container of plain fat-free yogurt, picked up the one next to it by mistake, and brought home Our Family fat-free vanilla yogurt. What to do with all that sweetened yogurt? Light bulb: cranberries!
Taylor Saiger, the 2017 Sankta Lucia, center, stands with her attendants after the procession in the 42nd annual Sankta Lucia Fest Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church. The festival was hosted by the Bemidji American Swedish Institute and doors opened at 5:30 a.m. for a breakfast before the program began at 6 a.m.