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The BSU choir rehearses "Sometimes I feel," arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, on Friday afternoon at First Lutheran Church. The choir, under the direction of Dwight Jilek, will perform two songs at the church's 9/11 service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and also the prelude to the 10:45 a.m. service.
BEMIDJI—What started as a backyard celebration for family and friends has now grown into the fourth annual Fozz Fest. The free family festival is set to begin 11 a.m. Saturday at 1967 Becida Road in Bemidji with the focus on local musicians, food vendors, a cornhole tournament, games, giveaways and more.
Caroline Larson, director of youth and families at First Lutheran Church, crochets plastic bags together to create a sleeping mat on Tuesday at the church. Larson volunteers with the "Bag...
BEMIDJI -- Terri Forseth, in her own words, is a Bemidji girl “through and through.” She grew up in Bemidji, went to Bemidji public schools, graduated from BSU and has...
BEMIDJI—The Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has been surrounded by scaffolding since mid-July after two storms caused major damage to its roof. The first storm lifted the center's rubber roof and knocked off some bricks from the top of the building. "Then the second storm blew the roof the rest of the way off and more bricks, so now we're fixing all that mess," said Brian Smith, construction manager at Sanford Bemidji, referring to the July 21 storm.
A gathering held Wednesday afternoon near the Chief Shaynowishkung statue on Bemidji Avenue North to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's protest against the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. About 75 people, including a drum circle, were at the peaceful protest at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Edward Blue, 11, splashes his younger sister Karla Blue, 7, while playing in the water on Tuesday afternoon at the Diamond Point Park beach. Edward and Karla, of Walker, were enjoying the warm weather at the beach with a family friend and their younger brother.
A drift curtain was installed at the public access on Big Turtle Lake, north of Bemidji, on Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to contain the starry stonewort, a prohibited aquatic invasive species. Starry Stonewort is an invasive form of macroalgae that can produce dense mats, which can interfere with the use of the lake. It also has the ability to choke out native plants and possibly alter the habitat for young fish. The discovery in Big Turtle Lake is the second known infestation of the species in Minnesota.
Alex Shipe shouts for his soccer team while cheering with Virginia Baskin on Friday at a match during Concordia Language Villages' International Day. Shipe and Baskin both attend El Lago Del Bosque - Bemidji, the Spanish Language Village. CLV hosts two International Days per summer to welcome back former villagers and to gather current villagers, staff and visitors from the community.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji is known as a regional hub for retail, healthcare and education. You can add “the arts” to that list. On Thursday, officials from the Watermark Art Center announced the $3 million “Make Your Mark” campaign, an effort to reinvent the new center as one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region.