In the middle of the afternoon of March 21, 2005, I was at my desk making calls to arrange some feature story interviews. A second line flashed, but I'm not good at interrupting one call to put another on hold. I'd let the receptionist take a message and call back. A couple of minutes later, the receptionist rushed into my cubicle holding a scribbled note on a piece of scrap paper -- "shooting at Red Lake High School." I terminated the line I was on and asked her to explain. She said someone who sounded like a boy crying had called and told her the terrible news.
Pete Ofstedal has notched four years as a teacher at Blackduck High School. But from early on in his career, he has taken a leadership role in his specialty --...
Bemidji’s Servants of Shelter first organized in 2008 with the goal of helping the area’s homeless population. The premise was simple: local churches would take turns hosting homeless people week...
BEMIDJI -- The 13 Beltrami County 4-H Ambassadors embrace their leadership responsibilities to support the annual county fair activities this week. But their work continues with their local clubs throughout the year. "We help out with livestock shows. We hand out programs, give the champions their ribbons and take pictures," said Ambassador Toni Long, 13, of Blackduck and a member of the Nebish Northstars 4-H Club. "We do a little bit of everything, and we do it all year round," said Taylor Fankhanel, 15, of Bemidji and a Buena Vista Bear Tracks member.
BEMIDJI -- Expectant mothers look forward to baby's arrival with excitement and hope for a beautiful beginning of a life. And although complications may ensue that require emergency medical intervention, such as a caesarian section, members of Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming (Long ago women birth in lodge, home or building) believe that the more natural the birth, the better for everyone. The nonprofit Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming is a group of area nurses, midwives and doulas who seek to educate pregnant women and their families and promote healthy birthing practices. Although the focus