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Volunteer Vicki Polick begins to prepare pick-up meals Saturday morning at Faith Baptist Church. The Christmas community meal will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, in Bemidji. The meal will include ham, along with mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, coleslaw and desserts. Organizers expect about 650 people to attend Sunday's meal.
Volunteer Ray Pearson, of Bemidji, rings the bell for the Salvation Army Wednesday at Marketplace Foods in Bemidji. The Salvation Army has been collecting donations at several locations this year including both Lueken's Village Foods locations, the Paul Bunyan Mall, Marketplace Foods, L & M Fleet and Walmart. For more information on the Salvation Army, call (218) 333- 4185.
BEMIDJI—In high school and college, Derek Wickum was involved in pretty much every type of band possible. "Anything that required a tuba player or a trombone player, I was in it," Wickum said. "I played tuba in the orchestra, I was in jazz band, played trombone there, played in the pit orchestra, played in the marching band, pep band." The same thing can be said today, although now he is in charge. Wickum has been the Bemidji High School band director since 2001.
Members of the Bemidji High School A Cappella Choir rehearsed Friday morning. Six high school choirs featuring more than 240 students will perform in the BHS 30th annual winter concert...
Batman fist bumps a student at Thursday morning at Central Elementary. Batman, along with his trusty sidekick Robin, led a presentation about bullying. The pair of super heroes didn’t want...
A sundog appeared around sunrise Wednesday morning over Lake Bemidji. Sundogs most commonly occur on cold mornings.
Lucia (Lucy) Laituri, the 2016 Sankta Lucia, leads a procession early Tuesday morning during the 41st annual Sankta Lucia Fest held at the Calvary Lutheran Church. The fest was hosted...
If you go... What: Holiday movie night featuring "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "White Christmas" When: "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by "White Christmas" at 3:30 p.m. Where: Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW Cost: Free-will offering accepted. Box office will open at noon Sunday. BEMIDJI— Following a Chief Theater fundraiser held in March, which featured screenings of the films "Roman Holiday" and "Gone with the Wind," the Paul Bunyan Playhouse board members heard several suggestions to host more movie nights.
Around a dozen firefighters participated in the Bemidji Fire Department live-burn training, using acquired structures located east of Bemidji. A similar exercise was held Tuesday.
BEMIDJI -- For 48 years, Bemidji State University’s Madrigal Dinners have transported their audiences to Elizabethan England. But this year, the Yuletide performances will include a few new twists. “There's...