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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.
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.
Have a look at the Winter 2017 edition of inBemidji here.
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.