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Lori Johnson, left, and Darolyn Erickson take some leftovers from the Sanford Health Taco Feed on Wednesday on the lake shore in downtown Bemidji as part of the 2013 Dragon Boat Festival. Last year, the taco feed served more than 1,500 people. All proceeds go to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota.
Beltrami County judge Betty Moths, left, shows Antonia Long, a member of the Nebish North Starts, where to trim off the leaves on the stems of her flowers during 4-H judging on Tuesday afternoon at the Beltrami County Fair. The fair opens Wednesday with a full list of activities.
Bemidji State University President Richard Hanson meets Tuesday with eight middle-school students from China. The students are spending about a month in Bemidji, staying with host families as they learn about American culture.
Eight Dragon Boats arrived early Monday and were unloaded thanks to heavy equipment from Diversified Builders, members of the Bemidji Rotary and Dragon Boat committee members. Practices will be held all week with races Friday night and Saturday for the 2013 Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival.
The 30th annual Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival Saturday had over 50 carving booths at the Wayside Park. Shown above, Jeff Diama, Minneapolis admires carvings from Ethan Elgersma, Kelliher. Monte Draper | Pioneer Photo
The demolition of Maple Hall at Bemidji State University began this week. Crews from Landwehr Construction are recycling the materials as they tear the building down. The project also calls for the renovation of Decker and Memorial halls.
Dick Robbins points out ground rules to each foursome as qualifying rounds for the Birchmont Golf Tournament began on Monday morning at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.
Ruth Dokken, a member of the Headwaters Quilters Guild counts the spirals on a quilt made by Bonnie Brost, Erskine, Minn., on Thursday afternoon. The 50 members of the Headwaters Quilters Guild will host their Quilters Show featuring more than 200 quilts 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Free Church. The guild is raffling a group quilt that recently won first place at the 36th annual Minnesota Quilters Guild in Duluth.
Kent Wilson, son of K.E. "Red" Wilson, former Bemidji High School head football coach and athletic director from 1939-1972, donated many of his sports memorabilia to the Beltrami County History Center on Monday morning. Shown from left, Wilson holds the 1951 mythical State Football Championship trophy sharing some humorous history with former BHS coaches, Butch Froiland, Phil Buhn, Gale Falk and Bemidji resident John Eggers.
A series of weekend parties are planned for Peggy Mathews at Tamarack Court as she celebrates her 100th birthday. It all starts with getting her hair done with her stylist...