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BEMIDJI—A small microcosm of the world exists just a few miles outside Bemidji. It's a place where people come from all across the land to learn languages, cultures and traditions from each other. Within just a few square miles of the thick woods on the shore of Turtle River Lake, the otherwise predominate midwestern English all but disappears into a cacophony of languages and cultures as students at Concordia Language Villages navigate their way around a new existence for a few weeks at a time.
BEMIDJI—As a small businessman, Pete Stauber is running for congress to help "main street Minnesota" grow. The Republican candidate from Hermantown met with the public on Friday at the Beltrami County Fair to speak about the issues he'd address if elected. Stauber is running for the Eighth Congressional District, a position currently help by Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., who's running for lieutenant governor on the ticket with Attorney General and governor candidate Lori Swanson.
BEMIDJI—Tucked away in a wooded corner on the shore of Lake Irving, a single birch bark canoe began taking shape over a week's time as a revolving crew of spectators came to watch and lend a hand. The project was planned by both the Indigenous Environmental Network and Rail River Folk School. The canoe was built at the school after several collaborators decided to give the public a chance to take part in the construction of a traditional canoe in a place where they once would have flourished.
If You Go What: Newsboys United Tour Where: Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Dr. NE When: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29 Tickets: Available at the Sanford Center, www.ticketmaster.com , by phone at (800) 745-3000 or the day of the show at the Bob Lowth Ford Ticket Pickup Windows. BEMIDJI—Newsboys is coming back to town in a bigger way than anyone could have expected or even hoped for.
BEMIDJI—In addition to his numerous other accomplishments, Col. Arnald Gabriel will now receive special recognition in the local music community when he's inducted into the Bemidji MusiCamp Hall of Fame. Scott Guidry, who's a board member and conductor at Bemidji MusiCamp, said they look for renown individuals who've had an impact on education and music and who have a connection to the camp when selecting inductees for the hall of fame. "He was an obvious choice," Guidry said. "It was pretty easy for his name to come up in a very short list of people right away."
Trudy Peterson considers a book on Wednesday at the Library Board Book Sale. Held at Evangelical Free Church, 115 Carr Lake Road SW, the sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Books are 50 cents to $1. From noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, patrons can purchase a bag's worth of books for $2.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Community Band will honor two individuals during its third concert of the season. The community band will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, at the lawn of BSU's Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. During the show, the band will recognize Betty Masoner and Air Force Col. Arnald Gabriel.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji MusiCamp is continuing to grow four years after the decades-old institution reinvented itself. The annual camp will be held July 15-20 at BSU, during which approximately 420 students from both Minnesota and around the country will learn from local music teachers. Since re-launching in 2014, the camp has grown both in terms of students and in the programs it offers.
The Big Bog Festival is under way, with events scheduled in Kelliher and Waskish. The event started Friday and Saturday featured a color run, children's bike races, a parade and much more. Sunday activities will be held at Homestead Park in Waskish beginning with an ecumenical church service, a wild rice pancake breakfast, a kiddie parade and games, free BINGO and the popular ATV Mud Run.
BEMIDJI -- A small statue of a woman lies on a pedestal in the middle of the large room. The figure’s back is arched, and it’s arms are gone. A scarlet ribbon works its way from the body down the pedestal to a pile on the floor, cascading around and away from the piece. A nearby placard lists the title: “Missing…”