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It's 5 p.m. on a Saturday night, and if you're like about four million other people, you're tuned in to A Prairie Home Companion. Since Garrison Keillor began national broadcast of the show Feb. 17, 1979, fans from around the country and the world have listened to the Powdermilk Biscuits and Bertha's Kitty Boutique advertisements, and a variety of music, skits and News From Lake Wobegone. On Saturday, Feb. 12, APHC will broadcast live from John Glas Fieldhouse at Bemidji State University.
The Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee, also known as the Tribal Council, has taken official action to withdraw the Oct. 13 letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approving the granting of a 230kV Otter Tail Power Company Power-line route permit. The letter of approval was issued by Secretary/Treasurer Michael J. Bongo, suggesting the Tribal Council approved the transmission line route through the Leech lake Reservation. Project Manager Al Koeckeritz told the Beltrami County Board members Tuesday that the PUC granted the project's certificate of need in July 2009.
A Bemidji couple, Pat and Jaclyn Whiting, initiated Bemidji's first homeless shelter in 1985. According to a Dec.
The focus for the future of cities should be resilience, not ever-expanding growth: that is the message of the founders of Strong Towns. "We're interested in economic development; we're interested in long-term economic and environmental stability for communities," said Jon Commers. "The way we do business now is not sustainable for small towns.
Handcuffed and dressed in a "Tha King" hip hop T-shirt and trousers, Donald Leigh Clark, one of the men charged in the Julian DeMarrias shooting death Nov. 3 in Redby, made his first court appearance Tuesday. Clark, 22, of Redby, appeared before Federal Magistrate Mary Klein in U.S.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Ralph S. Boelter announced Sunday the arrest of Donald Leigh Clark Jr., 22, of Redby. Clark has been a federal fugitive since being charged by criminal complaint Nov. 5 in federal court with being a felon in possession of a firearm and subsequently charged by criminal complaint Nov. 17 with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of assault with intent to commit murder. All charges stemmed from his role in the Nov. 3 shooting death of Julian Keith DeMarrias, 22, of Redby.
The 28th annual Buena Vista Logging Days will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The inspiration for the first Loggings Days in 1983 was the rescue of a set of rusting sleigh irons from a deserted logging camp near Waskish. The late Earle Dickinson, his father, Leonard Dickinson, and some friends used the irons to build a replica of the logging sleighs used in the days when manpower, horsepower and ox power brought the timber out of the woods and to the lumber mills.
Before a standing-room-only crowd at the Palace Casino Bingo Hall, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Council voted 4-1 Wednesday morning to hold a recall election for Band members to decide whether Secretary-Treasurer Michael Bongo should be retained or removed from his position. Following petitioners' reading of the charges against Bongo and Bongo's responses to the charges, the Tribal Council, also known as the Reservation Business Committee, met in a 10-minute closed session to choose the next step in the process.
When the Trilogy Linear Accelerator is fully functional in March, radiation therapy patients at Sanford Health-Bemidji can cut their treatment times from 20 minutes to two to five minutes per session. Shorter treatments are just one of the advantages of the new radiation therapy system delivered by crane Friday to Sanford Health. Lindsey Wangberg, Sanford Health marketing manager for Bemidji, said the building was constructed with three 3-foot-thick concrete roof panels designed as a removable hatch to allow delivery of large equipment, such as the 24,000-pound linear accelerator, that could
The criteria for awarding Development Fund Grants are set by state statute - they must promote tourism, agriculture and industrial development. The 2010 Timber Funds apportioned to the 2011 Development Fund equal $75,000. On Tuesday, the Beltrami County Board voted unanimously to award $69,304 in 2011 Development Fund Grants to five nonprofits and deny the requests of six other applicants because their missions and activities fail to meet the statutory criteria.