The home of Robert and Opal Saddoris is built on a ridge south of Debs. They have ornamented their property with John Deere artifacts. As of Tuesday, they were able to add more yellow and green to their yard. A company from Shenandoah, Iowa, 6 Star Energy Inc., erected a 10-kilowatt Bergey wind turbine to produce the power for their home and garage.
Jim Brewer has always loved the short fantasy film "The Red Balloon," a silent 1956 production in which a boy follows a red balloon into adventures. Jim said he never expected to re-enact an aspect of the story in his own woods southwest of Bemidji in Grant Valley Township. On Monday morning, Jim and his wife, Jo, were taking their daily walk when they saw something red among the brush and trees. "It's a forested area," he said.
Healing landscapes have long been an important aspect of human life. Sacred groves, special rocks, herb beds and cloisters are all part of the tradition. With contributions from the Neilson Foundation and Bank Forward Foundation, North Country Regional Hospital drawing on those traditions with the Charlie Naylor Healing Garden outside the east side of the building and the Indoor Healing Garden in a central lobby. Both gardens have water features, plantings and places for quiet contemplation and rest. Both gardens will be dedicated in a special program from 4-6 p.m.
Saturday's Bemidji Women's Expo will feature the array of vendors, door prizes, seminars and speakers community members have come to expect from the Pioneer's annual event. The Expo will also offer some new opportunities for attendees. The Spa Corner will again provide manicures and other treatments.
In 2007, Robert H.
For the last few years, the ACLU Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project has hosted a community festival at the Lake Irving marina. This year, the Cultural Connections Community Celebration moved to the Lake Bemidji waterfront and took on a broader scope. "This is the first time it's been done here," said Carolyn Jacobs of Shared Vision. "Shared Vision thought of putting it more in community hands.
Diane Clasen and Evelyn Alemanni, America in Bloom judges for Bemidji in Bloom, rated the city with one of five possible blooms when they first came here in July 2005. They liked much of what they saw under the various categories they judged: floral displays, tidiness, landscaped areas, urban forestry, heritage, community involvement, turf and groundcovers and environmental effort. They also saw potential for improvement. Monday and Tuesday, Aug.
Historical re-actors Thomas Cain Jr., formerly of Ponemah, his wife, Vivian Delgado, and daughter, Malici Delgado Cain, have the qualities documentary producers seek out. They are featured in the new Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center video, "Pipestone: An Unbroken Legacy," produced by Great Divide Pictures. "This is the second historical re-enactment we've been in," said Vivian, who spent the summer teaching philosophy and diversity training at Bemidji State University. Thomas plays the part of an 1840s pipestone carver using a flint to file away the hard material as a pipe takes s
Allison Barta, who has published two volumes of "Irish Cable Knitting Aran" patterns, inspired herself to develop a third volume. "When I got done with Volume 2, I had the Céili scarves in there," she said.
The interior of Elma Rein's shed is filled with what looks like relics of an ancient archeological dig. In a way, the appearance is reality. The chunks of carved building remains are pieces of the façade of the 1921 Bemidji High School that was demolished two years ago. "This is what we saved; this is what we have.