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Ice ridges have formed along the shore of Lake Bemidji near Rocky Point and Lake Bemidji State Park.
River Glass and his father, Travis, lead the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on Beltrami Avenue Northwest in downtown Bemidji on Friday. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
BEMIDJI -- Boyd Sharp was the showcase artist during the Gallery North First Friday open house held March 3.
The third annual Northland Fatbike Rally, which featured a 10- and 28-kilometer races, was held Saturday. Both races began on Lake Bemidji and led into Lake Bemidji State Park.
If you go... What: Great Northern Radio Show When: Saturday, March 4. Live broadcast will air from 5 to 7 p.m. on Northern Community Radio. Studio audience should be seated by 4:30 p.m. Where: Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW. Ticket information: Tickets cost $10, but are free for children and college students with IDs. Order tickets in advance by calling (800) 662-5799 or online www.kaxe.org/tickets. Seating is limited.
BEMIDJI—Bemidji High School seniors Morgan Shanfeld and Jesse Smrekar were named the 2017 Snow Week King and Queen during a coronation ceremony Tuesday morning at BHS. The senior court included Lara Hicks, Jared Young, Susannah Roed, Seth Dreyer, Siri Bardwell and Nate Snell. Royalty included freshman Anikka Takkunen and Ben Hess; sophomores Ellah Olson and Hunter Jensen and juniors Alyssa Mess and Noah Leinen. BHS's Snow Week will continue with dress up days. Today is jersey day, Thursday is pajama day and Friday is Lumberjack spirit day.
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.