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BEMIDJI -- Bob Melchior can often be found piddling around the many lakes and wooded areas in the Bemidji area. Melchior, 80, retired in 1995 after 30 years as a...
BEMIDJI — In the early 1970s, Lois Dale and Diane Halverson, mother and daughter, were searching the Bemidji area for building that could be used as dance studio. Halverson was...
For Erin Jones and her teammates, it’s not always fun to march to one’s own tune. Jones is one of Bemidji High School Marching Band’s drum majors. She and her...
BEMIDJI -- Yoga is something Dionne Daly does daily. She doesn't feel right if she skips a day. "I really do miss it," Daly said. "I feel it, I feel very tight all over." Daly, 44, has been practicing yoga for many years and has been teaching in the Bemidji area since 2005. Daly, an avid runner, took a suggestion from a friend to seek out yoga for good stretching.The first time, Daly participated in a yoga class, it took place in a gym setting and she didn't have a good experience. "Three months later, I went into a studio, I truly enjoyed it, it made my body calmer, sitting in there.
BEMIDJI -- You can find Angie Laurain at the Natural Choice Farmers Market on Saturdays during the summer. But she isn't selling fruits or vegetables, but rather candles, along with several bath and body products. Laurain, 41, is the owner of Wick N Scents. The business grew out of her first learning to make candles. "I started out with a lighter with a touch on it and some old candle wax," Laurain said. Her hobby soon grew to include lotions and soaps.
BEMIDJI -- As soon as the snow melts and winter slowly fades, with spring and then summer on the verge, the downtown Bemidji area starts to come alive. There is...
BEMIDJI -- Four times a week, you can find Christina Massee reading for storytime and creating a craft with children at the Bemidji Public Library. Not only does Massee read with the children, "I get to buy the books for the kids," Massee said. She has been library assistant, specifically the children's librarian, at Bemidji Public Library for three years. Massee studied education for the high school level in college and spent her first year after graduation serving with AmeriCorps in an elementary school library in North Carolina. "I wasn't ready to teach when I finished that year, so I s
BEMIDJI -- Just like a postal carrier, come rain or shine, and even snow, Paul Dowhower delivers his packages. Not the mail, however. In his case, it's groceries.
BEMIDJI -- Casey Reierson just spent 16 years in school, but he has no plans of leaving the classroom any time soon. Reierson graduated from BSU in May 2013 and has spent the last year working as a Title I teacher at J.W. Smith Elementary.
FOSSTON -- Everywhere she goes, Anna Granly pays attention to sheets of paper. It could a stack of brochures, a magazine page that stands out . . . she starts thinking "that has got to be a necklace or something." Granly, 50, of Fosston, uses paper to make beads, as well as regular beads, and then makes necklaces, bracelets and earrings. She was looking to find a hobby and started making roses out of coffee filters, but quickly got bored, she said. While searching for ideas on the Internet, she came accross videos about paper beads, so she did more research on the art form.