The Bemidji School Board will give direction Monday on four vacant properties owned by the Bemidji School District. Also Monday, the board is scheduled to certify the final tax levy for 2009 for the district. The board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Bemidji High School Media Center. The meeting is scheduled early because a BHS choir concert is planned for Monday night. Director of Business Services Chris Leinen said the district has received four proposals for Realtor services regarding some of the vacant properties owned by the district.
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With singing, dancing, joke-telling and other performances, students from Schoolcraft Learning Community will present a USO-style show during the charter school's annual winter concert tonight. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Auditorium.
BENA -- As high school students arrive in Andrew Jackson's classroom for Ojibwe language classes each afternoon in Bena, students miles away in Deer River and Remer also meet for Jackson's classes. This fall, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School started delivering two Ojibwe classes via interactive television to students at Deer River High School and Northland High School. "We get to reach out to students who normally wouldn't have this opportunity to learn Ojibwe," said Jackson, who is the Ojibwe language teacher for grades 6-12 at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School.
A Cass Lake woman and a Bemidji man received minor injuries in a one-car accident Saturday morning on the 800 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest, Bemidji Police officer Scott Herr said. The Bemidji Police Department received the report of the accident at 9:35 a.m. Patricia Hurd, 25, of Cass Lake, was driving a 1995 Dodge Intrepid north on Irvine Avenue when the car lost control, struck a tree and spun around, coming to a stop facing south in the northbound lane, Herr said. Bemidji Ambulance Service transported Hurd and her passenger, Jared Westbrook, 24, of Bemidji, to North Country Regional
TrekNorth High School of Bemidji is one of 13 Minnesota high schools to receive a silver medal in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best high schools in the nation. It is the second year in a row that the Bemidji charter school has received the silver medal. "The distinction of TrekNorth as a top-tier public high school in the state and nation validates the hard work of the staff and the talent of our students," TrekNorth Executive Director Dan McKeon said in an e-mail. U.S.
Fire destroyed a garage Saturday morning at a residence on the 16000 block of Black Creek Lane in Turtle Lake Township. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the report of the garage fire at 11:17 a.m. Prior to the department's arrival, the garage burned to the ground, firefighter Chris Loebs said. He said a truck inside the garage was totaled and a car parked in front of the garage sustained damage. No one was injured in the blaze. The department responded to the scene with 28 firefighters and six trucks.
An $8.84 million tax levy is being proposed for 2009 for the Bemidji School District. On Tuesday night, Director of Business Services Chris Leinen outlined his tax levy proposal for 2009 at the district's annual Truth in Taxation hearing. No one from the public attended the hearing. The proposed 2009 levy is $220,253 more than the 2008 levy of $8.62 million. "This is an increase of 2.56 percent," Leinen said. In September, the Bemidji School Board set a levy limit for 2009 at the maximum amount at the time - $7.25 million. Because that maximum was set before the Nov.
On a 70-acre research and development campus in Pine River, Minn., Paul and Lynn Hunt are exploring technologies and methods that support sustainable living and environmental stewardship. The Hunts shared their journey in entrepreneur-ship in a Heroes and Legends presentation Monday afternoon at Bemidji State University. The Heroes and Legends series, which is presented by BSU, Northwest Technical College and the Joint Economic Development Commission, is designed to showcase the lives of outstanding entrepreneurs who have become heroes and legends in their fields of business and industry.
This Thanksgiving, Don Cook is giving thanks for a gift from his granddaughter - a kidney. The Red Lake man received the kidney from Tausha Smith, 25, also of Red Lake, Oct. 2 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. "She's a one of a kind for doing what she did," said Cook, 66. "He's my grandpa," Smith said. "He keeps the family together. ... We all need him." At his Red Lake home, Cook cares for two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As a dialysis patient, however, he would leave the treatments feeling drained.