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BEMIDJI -- After a year and half of searching, Gallery North moved into a new home last week. “Some spaces seemed really small, like the Kelsey’s (Jewelry) building came open and there were a couple spaces down by MPR,” said Gallery North President Mary Knox-Johnson. “Some were too narrow or too long. They just weren't quite right.”
BLACKDUCK, Minn. -- A group of motorcyclists ride away from Blackduck Evangelical Free Church on Friday afternoon after a funeral service for Tanner Beighley. Beighley, formerly of Bemidji, was killed Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car at 45th Street South and Interstate 94 in Fargo, N.D. Members of 701 Cycles, a group of riders from the Fargo area, served as honorary bearers for the service.
Bemidji High School junior Gunnar Aas and sophomore Emma Mueller begin to read the directions to set up the decorations for the grand march Friday morning. BHS’s prom will be held Saturday, May 6, with the grand march at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at Bemidji High School, followed by a dance at the Sanford Center. The theme for the this year’s prom is Enchanted Evening. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
A duck flies over Lake Bemidji near Diamond Point Park as the sun rises. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
From left, Liam Larson as “History Mighty Mind,” Lola VanEngelenhoven as “PE Mighty Mind” and Kieran Smith as “Art Mighty Mind” take the stage Wednesday during dress rehearsal for Horace May's 35th annual second-grade musical "Mighty Minds!" in the school gym. The show will be open to the public at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, and 9:30 a.m.
If you go... times 2 What: Gallery North First Friday reception with feature author Barb Schlichting. Writing under the name of Barbie Marie, Schlichting's recently published a picture book titled "Red Shoes." When: 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 5. Where: Gallery North's new space, 310 Fourth St. NW. What: "Red Shoes" book launch event. When: 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6 Where: Gallery North's new space, 310 Fourth St. NW. "Red Shoes," and Schlichting's other books are available online at www.barbaraschlichting.com/ .
Eklen Tollefson, 1, prepares to pop a bubble Saturday during the annual Tiny Tots Expo at the Bemidji Boys and Girls Club. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
David Northbird, right, and his son David Northbird Jr., perform a drum song Thursday during Bemidji State’s third annual TAD Talks. The event, which is hosted by the university’s School of Technology, Art and Design, featured a keynote address by Ted Takasaki and eight speakers. Takasaki is a member of the International Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and past president of Lindy Fishing Tackle Co.
If you go... What: Region 2 Arts Council's Arts Expo and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibit Opening Reception When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW. Cost: The event is free and open to the public. BEMIDJI—Every two years, the Region 2 Arts Council completes a needs assessment hoping to figure out how to best serve artists and nonprofit organizations in the five area counties it covers.
BEMIDJI—The Rail River Folk School is a shared space. The warehouse currently has rented office space being used by the Region 2 Arts Council and the Indigenous Environmental Network. There's an office used by the Rail River Folk School staff, their property management company, Local 303 Co., and B-Well. "We had a vision of creating sort of a hub. The idea that there's no point in everyone owning every single thing. Not everyone needs a $200 a month copier," said Jessica Saucedo, co-founder of Rail River Folk School.