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BEMIDJI—BSU student Hannah Sernett didn't know what to expect when she signed up for an "Designing for International Exhibitions" course in the 2016 fall semester. The main assignment was to create a design for a booth to be used by Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) at EuroShop 2017. The design competition provides the winner with paid trip to EuroShop, Europe's largest exhibit and retail design trade show, which will be held March 5-9 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
BEMIDJI—Bemidji High School's A Capella Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra are no strangers to performing concerts. But Friday, Feb. 17, they will make history as each group will perform at the 2017 Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The three groups will perform back to back beginning at 2:30 p.m., sharing a 60-minute time slot.
Gallery North will offer free classes during February's "Warm Your Heart With A Little Art." Pre-registration is necessary as class sizes are limited. Registration forms are available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Gallery North, 502 Third St. NW. The schedule is as follows: • Feb. 14: Carve and paint a puppy with Les Sanders from 1 to 3 p.m. • Feb. 15: Needle felting with Patty Lovegreen from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Feb. 17: Weave a basket vase with Monie Martin from 1 to 4 p.m.
BEMIDJI -- Following his retirement as a Lutheran pastor, Bill Beyer moved to Bemidji to be closer to family in 2006. He made a commitment to not do anything for a year, but that didn’t last too long. He was soon asked not only to join the board of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, but to be its president. And now, after having served as president of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf for the past eight years, Beyer will officially step down today during the food shelf’s annual meeting.
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host a lesson day from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Buena Vista Ski Area, 19600 Irvine Ave. NW. There will be both beginner snowboarding and skiing group lessons. Cost is $37 which includes lift ticket, ski or board rental and a one hour lesson. There are a minimum requirement of three participants with a maximum of 10. Participants must be seven years of age or older. For more information or to register visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us or call (218) 333-1850.
BEMIDJI -- Each year, a new event has been added to the Winterfest on Lake Bemidji festival. And this year is no different. The fourth annual Winterfest celebration, set for Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4, now will feature the 16th annual 5K and 10K Polar Challenge.
BEMIDJI—The 26 weeks from October to April are critically important to one local art project. Project 26 features art pieces by local domestic or sexual violence survivors. The project began in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and will conclude in April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project started when Faye Neeland, a victim advocate with Leech Lake Family Violence Prevention Program, began thinking about how art has been therapeutic for her.
Three Bemidji State University hockey fans cheer during a North Star Cup semi-final game against St. Cloud State Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Beavers lost 2-1.
BEMIDJI—In the decade of special deer hunts within city limits, a total of 250 deer have been harvested from two areas of town—Ward 5 on the northeast side of Lake Bemidji in Ward 5 and an area near the Bemidji Regional Airport. The hunts, which serve as a form of wildlife population control, began in 2005 (at the airport location; 2006 in Ward 5) after the city received numerous complaints from residents.