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Yoga classes recently began and will continue through January at the Blackduck Municipal Golf Course clubhouse. Having started Dec. 7, future classes will be held Dec. 14, as well as Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25. They will be held at 5:30 in the clubhouse, which is located at 20857 Blackduck Lake Road NE. “We’ve had a lot of interest over the years,” Dr. Jenna Mahs said, who has had her chiropractic practice, JM Chiropractic, in Blackduck for the last few years.
The Blackduck City Council finalized its fiscal budget for the coming year during its meeting Monday night. In addition to discussing the technical aspects of the budget, Blackduck City Manager Christina Regas said the council should continue to encourage development projects throughout the city. Doing so would continue the momentum of recent projects, which have added to the municipality’s overall market value.
BEMIDJI -- For a couple hours Tuesday night, Target was arguably the safest building in town as sheriff’s deputies, cops, emergency medical technicians and firefighters from across the region congregated at the shopping center.
BEMIDJI -- For those paying attention, the new location at Concordia Language Villages was not the only thing setting this year’s BSU Madrigal Dinners apart from years past.
KELLIHER -- Years in the works, the city of Kelliher is on its way to completing numerous upgrades to its public infrastructure. All told, there will be more than $3 million invested into the project, which has come from a number of sources, including the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.
BEMIDJI -- Northern Elementary school in Bemidji held its American Indian Family Night on Thursday at the school. Events included arts and crafts, a meal, bingo, drumming and a backdrop for photos to be taken.
A city worker tries to untangle a fallen street light on Tuesday from a heap of branches and holiday lights it crashed into along Paul Bunyan Drive Southeast. Bemidji experienced strong winds on Tuesday, which snapped the light pole near its base. According to the National Weather Service, winds reached 30 to 35 mph with gusts up to 46 mph.
A demolition crew begins the process on Tuesday of taking down the wood trestle bridge between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. The cost to remove the old bridge, which was built in 1910 and used by the railroad, was $75,000. The Bemidji City Council voted to close the bridge and then remove it in October.
BEMIDJI -- Brad Paisley will be bringing his Weekend Warrior World Tour to Bemidji, officials announced Monday. The country superstar, who has had 24 No. 1 hits, will be playing the Sanford Center on Saturday, April 28. The Week Warrior Tour starts Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and runs through the summer.
BEMIDJI -- Nearly half a century after BSU first transplanted its dinner guests to the days of chivalry, knighthood and royal feasting, the university’s annual Madrigal Dinner will take place at a new location. For the first time, Concordia Language Villages will host BSU’s Madrigal Dinner. Five performances of the show, now in its 49th year, will run from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.