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Menards, the Eau Claire, Wis.,-based hardware chain, has announced the intention to build a new store in Bemidji. The site will be the property now owned by Spaulding Motors, 2620 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W. Brandon Wilmer, the real estate project manager handling the Bemidji deal, said in a Thursday afternoon telephone interview from Eau Claire that the store will cover a little more than 160,000 square feet inside, with another 40,000-plus square feet in outdoor overhang space and a 26,000-plus-square-foot warehouse. "This is currently the largest standard store we implement as far as the buil
TURTLE RIVER -- Long ago and far away -- 1964 in Germany -- five American GIs got together to play rock 'n' roll. The group evolved into The Monks, now known as the "godfathers of punk music." Disbanded in 1967, The Monks are now together again with a massive cult following. The band is also the subject of a full-length documentary film produced by Deitmar Post and showing tonight at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis and at 7 p.m.
Each year after the Fourth of July, Gary and Sandy Trueblood, owners of Paul Bunyan Amusement Park, have looked forward to Labor Day. That's when they can celebrate summer's end and take a rest from 10-hour days managing rides, miniature golf and concessions. On this year's Labor Day, Sandy and Gary might feel less celebratory. After 47 years of Tilt-A-Whirl, Berry-Go-Round and flying fish rides, the Truebloods are going to close down their amusement park forever.
As violence continues to flare in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq, Minnesota's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division is counting accomplishments in rebuilding the south central region of the country. "Where the Red Bull Brigade is operating, there's a lot of success," said Maj.
RED LAKE -- Students can memorize math basics and ace tests, but a higher goal is for them to understand the concepts and their practical applications. With this in mind, teachers from all five schools on the Red Lake Reservation -- Red Lake High School, Red Lake Middle School, Red Lake Elementary School, Ponemah School and St.
CASS LAKE -- Molly Gehrke Norenberg grew up with 10 motorcycle enthusiast brothers and a father who rode a Pierce Arrow and Harley-Davidsons. So, it was natural for her to hop on a motorcycle herself when she was a girl. But during the 1930s women motorcycle riders were an unusual sight. Norenberg said her brothers bought a used Harley and she decided one day that she would teach herself to ride it. "I asked my brothers how do you start it, but I asked them first how do you stop it," she said. "When I worked for the forestry, that was my outfit to get to work and go home. I liked it.
Jake Sand played well in the 12th annual Lumberjack Scramble golf tournament on Friday. That shouldn't be surprising. because Sand, 25, is a golf professional at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. But considering he is four months into recovery from a massive closed head trauma, he knows he is fortunate to have not just his game, but also his life back. "I've always put things in perspective," Sand said.
The Red Lake Nation and National Wildlife Federation have formed a partnership focused on balancing ecological science, traditional culture and economic sustainability of the tribe's wildlife resources. In a report published Thursday by NWF at nwf.org/news, the member-supported wildlife advocacy and educational organization said the band "serves as a model for managing tribal, private and public lands across the nation." NWF Tribal Lands Director Steve Torbit said they are a great example of how fish and wildlife resources can be protected and used to enhance the economy.
Families of victims of the 2005 Red Lake shootings are a step closer to receiving settlement money. The 21 families settled a lawsuit last month against the Red Lake School District for $1 million. The agreement was subject to court approval. Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof signed a settlement agreement on Wednesday afternoon in Beltrami County District Court. Philip Sieff of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi law firm of Minneapolis and Mark Rodgers of Rodgers Law Office in Bemidji represented the families during Wednesday's hearing.
RED LAKE -- Citing hearsay evidence, lack of general election board authority to call for a runoff and the need to move on and focus on tribal needs, the Red Lake Tribal Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to certify Chairman-elect Floyd "Buck" Jourdain as the winner of the July 19 election. Following three hours of testimony from tribal members in the Humanities Center filled to capacity, Hereditary Chief James Loud swore Jourdain in as chairman for the next four years. Jourdain in turn swore in Secretary Kathryn "Jody" Beaulieu, who displayed the golden eagle feather headdress that was a gift to her