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(Left to right) Jeanette Halcrow, Tammy Mayer, Karen Amble, Sue Kringen and Louise Jackson check out a cake as they prepare for the Desserts by Design, a fundraiser to benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. The Fifth Annual Desserts by Design Gala is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Sanford Center. The event features a silent and live auction, local music, and, of course, delicious desserts. Sponsored by RiverWood Bank, tickets for the event can be purchased by contacting Jeanette Halcrow at 444-2689.
Fifth-grader Mya Laducer and her mother Shonda Poitra cross the street on their way to J.W. Smith Elementary on Tuesday, the first day of school in Bemidji.
Erika Malo and Peer Halvorson sift through dirt along Library Park on Tuesday afternoon as part of a program to ensure cultural artifacts and resources are protected in preparation of next spring's renovation of the Paul Bunyan and Library parks. The archaeologists conduct 16 shovel tests per acre and ask that the public not disturb their work, which should be completed by the end of the week.
MONTE DRAPER — BEMIDJI PIONEER Bemidji State University freshman Grace Lecey and her mother, Terri, carry clothes as they walk to Tamarack Hall on Friday morning as part of BSU's annual Move-In Day. ...
Dana Meemken (far right) of Battle Lake gets assistance moving into Tamarack Hall at Bemidji State University on Friday from volunteer Brandon Van Santen (left) and her mother, Teresa. Thousands of students converged on BSU for the annual Move-In Day.
The Salvation Army and Bi-Cap Youth Build distributed more than 370 backpacks the past two days at the Bemidji Armory through the "Pack to School" program. Shown from left Kaitlyn Brown, 8, Nikayla Stillday, 7, and Jeremy Brown, 7 were excited to get new backpacks, but it was all the unexpected school supplies inside that made the day.
Bemidji High School athletes and student managers found some relief from temperatures in the 90s on Tuesday with a walk through the sprinklers. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Crews from Kerr Athletics Inc. continued work on the FieldTurf at Bemidji State University's Chet Anderson Stadium on Tuesday morning and plan on completing the installation process by the weekend. Kerr will complete the end zones Wednesday and will then begin installing the sideline turf. The field should be ready for game action by Friday, Sept. 6, for the first event on the new turf when the Bemidji State soccer team kicks off its season against Missouri Western at 5 p.m. The Bemidji High School football team will follow with its home opener at 7:30 p.m. against Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Thanks to the dozens of Bemidji Rotary members, the crew from Northwoods Landscaping & Recreation volunteered to help construct a new playground at the Village of Hope on Friday. The project will be completed today with landscaping, officials said. The $16,000 project was funded, half by the local rotarians, the Rotarian District No. 5580 foundation and several local businesses. From left, Martin Graefe helps guide a cement pour by Jeremy Fayette while Tanya Hasbargen and Brenda Finkenbinder work in the background.
More than 130 youth in grades 5-8 are participating in the 8th annual Bemidji Area Show Choir Camp at Bemidji High School this week. The students work on vocals and...