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The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area's art room takes on a Spanish flair for an hour every Wednesday afternoon for the club's new Spanish class. Through a partnership with Concordia Language Villages, the Boys & Girls Club recently began offering its members the opportunity to learn Spanish. According to Leonore Potter, the club's executive director, and Martin Graefe, director of year-round programs at Concordia Language Villages, the two programs have started an organizational exchange. A couple of weeks ago, interns from Concordia Language Villages began teaching the new Spanish cla
The Bemidji School Board has approved several reductions in programs and positions throughout the school district for the 2006-07 school year. On Monday night, the board unanimously voted to adopt the administration's recommendation to reduce the district's staff by the equivalent of 12.6 full-time employees with salaries and benefits totaling $620,580. Meanwhile, administrators recommended the district add the equivalent of 1.75 full-time employees - a total of $94,635 in salaries and benefits. Director of Human Resources Jordan Hickman said the reductions resulted from licensure issues, d
The Bemidji School Board will consider on Monday night potential reductions and additions in programs and positions for the next school year. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Media Center.
Students of a variety of majors at Bemidji State University showcased their work Wednesday at the Seventh Annual Student Scholarship & Creative Achievement Conference. Whether giving presentations in classrooms, showing posters outlining research or exhibiting artwork, many students gathered on the campus to share what they are learning in the classroom with their fellow students, faculty and others. The one-day conference opened with a presentation by keynote speaker Marjorie Kelly on "Finding Your Calling in a Transforming World." Kelly is the co-founder and editor of Business Ethics magaz
Inspired by peacemakers from around the world, including 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai of Kenya, four Cass Lake girls and their advisor recently returned from the PeaceJam Youth Conference in St. Paul with a vision for their own community. Ronna Treuer, service and leadership coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area, traveled with the four club members to the conference held March 11-12 at the University of St. Thomas. "The PeaceJam conference was about ... inspiring youth to become peacemakers," Treuer said.
After more than 16 years as general manager and CEO of Beltrami Electric Cooperative Inc., Roger Spiry plans to retire. Spiry joined Beltrami Electric as general manager and CEO in 1989. His last day will be in mid-May and he will officially retire in mid-July. Lynette Nieuwsma will begin her duties as the new general manager and CEO in mid-May. "I've been in the rural electric program for 30 years," said Spiry, who turns 62 in July. Before taking the position at Beltrami Electric in 1989, Spiry worked at a rural electric cooperative in South Dakota for 13 years.
Marjorie Kelly, co-founder and editor of "Business Ethics" magazine, will speak on "Finding Your Calling in a Transforming World" Wednesday at Bemidji State University's Student Scholarship and Creative Achievement Conference. An internationally recognized expert in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, Kelly will give the keynote address at 8:40 a.m. in Memorial Hall 100, according to a BSU news release. A continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m.
For more than 15 years, Don Drusch of Bemidji has tended to some of the most pressing medical care needs in the area. And recently, the Minnesota Ambulance Association honored the 73-year-old emergency medical technician and 21 others from across the state with the Stars of Life Award. "He's an exemplary example of an engaged citizen," said Tom Vanderwal, program director of the Greater Northwest Emergency Medical Services.
Strolling through the ruins of the Roman Forum, gazing at Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine Chapel's ceiling and drifting down the canals of Venice in a gondola, a group of TrekNorth High School students recently brought new life to the pages of their history books as they traveled throughout Italy. The TrekNorth travelers - 15 in all - spent more than a week in late March exploring historic sites in Milan, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Assisi and Rome. TrekNorth teacher Mike Munson said the trip grew out of his Advanced Placement European History class, which covers the Italian Renaissance.