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Groundbreaking was held Tuesday for the new Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union building at 2405 Hannah Ave NW behind the Super 8 Hotel. The building will be 9,000 square feet and should be open in May or June, officials said. Affinity Plus has four locations in Bemijdi and has hired more than 30 employees in the last two years. From left are Doug Pearson, Zetah Construction project manager, Howie Zetah, owner Zetah Construction, architect Mike Nelson, MJ Architectural, Corey Rupp, Affinity Plus director of lending and Affinity Plus officers Jenny Neubeck, Christine Malterud and Sarah Everwine.
Fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students at Schoolcraft Learning Community had a rare treat Monday as they had a chance to learn to paddleboard. (From left) Ann Marie Underwood, Caelob Staples and Elly Swanson learn balance by kneeling and then standing up on the paddleboards on Turtle River Lake.
Dr. Ryan Bortolon with the Shriners Hospital for Children, Twin Cities, exams 5-year-old Bryann Delaney, Bemidji, with her mom, Kayla Tollefson, on Friday afternoon as part of the free screening for pediatric orthopaedic specialty care. Delaney was one of 10 children from the region that received free screening from the Shriners organization.
It took three days of flooding, but the ice has been installed at the Sanford Center, a sure sign that hockey season is right around the corner. Shown above, Peter Bell sprays a thin layer of water over the Bemidji State Beaver logo at center ice Tuesday morning. The Beaver women's team is set to play the first hockey game of the season at the Sanford Center on Oct. 11.
The main entrance to Lake Bemidji State Park will be closed through Saturday while crews from Reierson Construction remove the asphalt and apply new gravel. A temporary alternate entrance is...
Bemidji High School's first home football game was an exciting evening being it was the first football team to play on the new field turf, but also the BHS Football Boosters purchased a giant helmet for an impressive entrance onto the field.
Miriam Osborn helps set up the booth for Anderson Fabrics Retail Store on Friday at the Sanford Center for the 7th annual Women's Expo, which starts at 8 a.m. today. More than 80 booths will be on hand at the expo, which also features demonstrations, a fashion show and keynote speaker O'Neal Hampton. Tickets are $6 in advance or $5 if purchasing 10 or more or $10 at the door.
(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.