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BEMIDJI—For a handful of upcoming performances, the Bemidji Community Theater will incorporate a new way of sharing stories with children other than just entertaining them from the stage.
For the past 30 years, the Blackduck Senior Center has had its doors open as a gathering place for the small community in the northwoods. The Senior Center recently celebrated its 30th anniversary during the Annual Membership Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 8. The event was used both to honor those who have contributed to the organization throughout the years and remember what it took to get the project off the ground.
A total of 64 brave souls stripped their typical northern Minnesota winter wear and plunged into the near-freezing water of Lake Bemidji on Saturday for the 15th year of the Jaycees' BRRRmidji Polar Plunge. Although not as cold as it could have been, the air temperature hovered at about 7 degrees and the water temperature averaged about 25 degrees. According to event chairwoman Larissa Donovan, the annual event normally raises about $4,000.
Travelers driving electric cars will be able to venture a little deeper into the northwoods without running low on power as a new charging station will soon be located at the Wayside Rest Park in Blackduck.
Elvis Presley impersonator Sean Wallin took a visit to GoldPine Home in Bemidji on Wednesday. Wallin handed out balloons and leis and sang a number of Presley's hits from throughout the years.
BEMIDJI—A bit of suspense is coming to Bemidji Community Theater's stage with the production of the thriller "Wait Until Dark," which follows the fallout after a married couple unwittingly gets dragged into the service of a drug dealer. Directed by Derrick Houle, performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, and again at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18. All performances are at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.
Rock bands Stone Sour and Halestorm hit the stage Wednesday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.
FERTILE -- Offering pet owners a way to leave home without as much hassle, BSU alum Karen Busch recently began the new business, “Paws Hoofs Claws” in Fertile, Minn., located about an hour west of Bagley. The business provides on-site care for both large and small animals, which allows them to “stay in their homes,” according to a press release.
BEMIDJI—The last concert BSU Music Professor Del Lyren attended had a slightly higher seating capacity than that of Bangsberg Hall where he's taught for the past two decades.
The Blackduck Winter Fun Fest returns this year on Saturday, Feb. 17, on Blackduck Lake, encompassing a number of activities for both children and adults. The annual event is hosted by the city of Blackduck, the Blackduck Chamber of Commerce and the Blackduck Stumpjumpers Snowmobile Club. The festival in its current form has been around for the past four years, although some of the individual events have been in existence for longer.